The International Chess Federation (FIDE) governs international chess competition. Each month, FIDE publishes the lists "Top 100 Players", "Top 100 Women", "Top 100 Juniors" and "Top 100 Girls" rankings of countries according to the average rating of their top 10 players and top 10 female players. The Elo rating system is used.

Top players

The top 20 players were ranked on 1 December 2021 as follows:[1]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady Norway Magnus Carlsen 2856 Increase 1
2 Increase 7 France Alireza Firouzja 2804 Increase 34
3 Decrease 1 China Ding Liren 2799 Steady
4 Decrease 1 United States Fabiano Caruana 2792 Increase 1
5 Steady Russia Ian Nepomniachtchi 2782 Steady
6 Decrease 2 United States Levon Aronian 2772 Decrease 10
7 Decrease 1 Netherlands Anish Giri 2772 Decrease 2
8 Steady United States Wesley So 2772 Steady
9 Increase 2 Azerbaijan Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2767 Increase 2
10 Increase 1 Russia Alexander Grischuk 2773 Steady
11 Increase 1 Hungary Richárd Rapport 2763 Steady
12 Decrease 2 France Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2761 Decrease 5
13 Increase 1 Poland Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2760 Increase 4
14 Decrease 1 Azerbaijan Teimour Radjabov 2753 Decrease 10
15 Steady United States Leinier Domínguez 2752 Steady
16 Steady India Viswanathan Anand 2751 Steady
17 Steady China Wang Hao 2744 Steady
18 Steady Russia Sergey Karjakin 2743 Steady
19 Increase 1 Russia Nikita Vitiugov 2731 Decrease 3
20 Increase 1 Bulgaria Veselin Topalov 2730 Steady
*Change from the previous month

Top women

The top 20 female players were ranked on 1 December 2021 as follows:[2]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady China Hou Yifan 2658 Steady
2 Steady Russia Aleksandra Goryachkina 2610 Increase 6
3 Steady India Koneru Humpy 2586 Steady
4 Steady China Ju Wenjun 2560 Steady
5 Steady Russia Kateryna Lagno 2550 Steady
6 Steady Ukraine Mariya Muzychuk 2539 Increase 3
7 Increase 7 China Lei Tingjie 2535 Increase 30
8 Increase 1 Georgia (country) Nana Dzagnidze 2531 Increase 7
9 Decrease 2 Ukraine Anna Muzychuk 2531 Decrease 2
10 Decrease 2 China Tan Zhongyi 2525 Steady
11 Increase 1 India Harika Dronavalli 2517 Increase 6
12 Decrease 1 Russia Polina Shuvalova 2516 Increase 1
13 Decrease 3 Russia Alexandra Kosteniuk 2516 Decrease 2
14 Increase 5 Germany Elisabeth Paehtz 2507 Increase 22
15 Decrease 2 Kazakhstan Zhansaya Abdumalik 2491 Decrease 16
16 Decrease 1 Georgia (country) Nino Batsiashvili 2491 Steady
17 Increase 4 Kazakhstan Alina Kahlinskaya 2490 Increase 8
18 Decrease 1 Iran Sarasadat Khademalsharieh 2488 Steady
19 Decrease 1 China Zhao Xue 2486 Steady
20 Steady Georgia (country) Bela Khotenashvili 2485 Steady
*Change from the previous month

Top juniors

Juniors are considered to be players who will remain under the age of 21 years for the duration of the current calendar year.

The top 20 juniors were ranked on 1 December 2021 as follows:[3]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady France Alireza Firouzja 2804 Increase 34
2 Steady Russia Andrey Esipenko 2714 Increase 1
3 Steady Romania Bogdan-Daniel Deac 2679 Increase 28
4 Increase 3 Germany Vincent Keymer 2664 Increase 25
5 Decrease 1 India Nihal Sarin 2662 Increase 12
6 Decrease 1 Ukraine Kirill Shevchenko 2655 Increase 8
7 Increase 2 United States Hans Niemann 2645 Increase 10
8 Steady Iran Amin Tabatabaei 2643 Increase 4
9 Decrease 3 Uzbekistan Nodirbek Abdusattorov 2633 Decrease 13
10 Increase 3 Uzbekistan Nodirbek Yakubboev 2630 Increase 9
11 Steady India Arjun Erigaisi 2629 Increase 2
12 Decrease 2 Armenia Shant Sargsyan 2628 Steady
13 Increase 3 India Raunak Sadhwani 2616 Increase 7
14 Decrease 2 India Gukesh D 2614 Decrease 7
15 Steady India Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu 2612 Increase 2
16 Increase 5 Australia Javokhir Sindarov 2609 Increase 22
17 Increase 3 Czech Republic Thai Dai Van Nguyen 2609 Increase 15
18 Decrease 4 Serbia Velimir Ivić 2606 Decrease 14
19 Decrease 2 Armenia Aram Hakobyan [hy] 2602 Decrease 5
20 Decrease 2 Australia Anton Smirnov 2600 Steady
*Change from the previous month

Top girls

Girls are considered to be female players who will remain under the age of 21 years for the duration of the current calendar year.

The top 20 girls were ranked on 1 December 2021 as follows:[4]

Rank Rank change* Player Rating Rating change*
1 Steady Russia Polina Shuvalova 2516 Increase 1
2 Steady China Zhu Jiner 2478 Increase 23
3 Steady Russia Olga Badelka 2453 Increase 15
4 Increase 4 Kazakhstan Bibisara Assaubayeva 2434 Increase 34
5 Decrease 1 United States Carissa Yip 2418 Steady
6 Decrease 1 Russia Leya Garifullina 2414 Decrease 2
7 Steady India Vaishali Rameshbabu 2401 Decrease 4
8 Decrease 2 Russia Aleksandra Maltsevskaya 2400 Decrease 11
9 Increase 11 India Vantika Agrawal 2381 Increase 52
10 Increase 2 Azerbaijan Khanim Balajayeva 2376 Increase 7
11 Decrease 1 China Ning Kaiyu 2374 Steady
12 Decrease 1 United States Annie Wang 2372 Steady
13 Decrease 4 Armenia Anna M. Sargsyan 2368 Decrease 17
14 Increase 15 Netherlands Eline Roebers 2365 Increase 61
15 Increase 3 Hungary Gaal Zsoka 2362 Increase 26
16 Decrease 2 Hungary Annamaria Marjanovic [hu] 2353 Increase 4
17 Decrease 4 Bulgaria Nurgyul Salimova 2353 Steady
18 Decrease 1 Kazakhstan Meruert Kamalidenova 2351 Increase 12
19 Decrease 3 Cuba Ineymig Hernandez Gil 2348 Steady
20 Decrease 5 Bulgaria Gergana Peycheva 2342 Decrease 6
*Change from the previous month

Top federations

Every month, FIDE publishes a list ranking federations according to the average rating of their top 10 players. The top 20 federations were ranked as follows on 1 November 2021:[5]

Rank Federation Average top 10 rating
1  Russia 2729
2  United States 2703
3  China 2700
4  Ukraine 2671
5  India 2670
6  France 2653
7  Azerbaijan 2649
8  Spain 2638
9  Hungary 2638
10  Armenia 2634
11  Germany 2633
12  Poland 2630
13  Netherlands 2625
14  England 2612
15  Czech Republic 2604
16  Israel 2600
17  Norway 2582
18  Croatia 2578
19  Georgia 2572
20  Argentina 2568

References

  1. ^ "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Chess Rankings". FIDE. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Top Chess Federations". FIDE. Retrieved 1 December 2021.