List of Top 20 Chess Players in the world 2020


The Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain apart from the World Champion. The title of Grandmaster (GM) is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. This is the French acronym of 'The Fédération Internationale des Échecs'. 

The title of Grandmaster can be attained by both men and women. Till July 2020, 1918 GM titles have been awarded by the FIDE, and the majority of them are win by the men. Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) was the first women's Grandmasters (GM) in the world in 1978.

Russia has the highest number of Grandmasters I .e.256 in the world followed by the USA (102) and Germany (96). India has 65 GM which is more than 48 of China. Now let us have a look at the list of top 20 chess Grandmasters in the world.

List of Top 20 Chess Players in the world 2020:-

Player

Country

Rating

1. Carlsen, Magnus

 

Norway

 

2863

2. Caruana, Fabiano

 

USA

 

2835

3. Ding, Liren

 

China

 

2791

4. Nepomniachtchi, Ian

 

Russia

 

2784

 

5. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime

 

France

 

2778

6. Grischuk, Alexander

 

Russia

 

2777

7. Aronian, Levon

 

Armenia

2773

8. So, Wesley

 

USA

 

2770

9. Radjabov, Teimour

 

Azerbaijan

2765

10. Giri, Anish

 

Netherlands

2764

11. Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar

 

Azerbaijan

2764

12. Wang, Hao

 

China

2763

13.Rapport, Richard

 

Hungry

 

2760

14.Dominguez Perez, Leinier

 

USA

 

2758

15. Anand, Viswanathan

 

India

 

2753

16. Duda, Jan-Krzysztof

 

Poland

 

2753

17. Karjakin, Sergey

 

Russia

2752

18. Nakamura, Hikaru

 

USA

 

2736

19. Topalov, Veselin

 

Bulgaria

2735

 

20. Wei, Yi

 

China

2732

In the top 20 list, the USA has the highest number of 4 GM, China has 3, Russia has 3, Azerbaijan has 2, India has one. 

Carlsen Magnus of Norway is the number one chess player with the highest 2863 rating points.  Magnus Carlsen of Norway has won 4 world champion titles and he is the number one player since 2013. Currently, he has world rank one, continent (continent) rank one, and national rank one.

India’s Vishwanathan Anand is at the 15th position with 2753 rating points. It is surprising that overall India has 65 Grandmasters in the world but only V. Anand figures in the top 20 list.

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi from India is at the 23rd rank in the world. He has 2726 rating points which is just 27 points lesser than Anand.

Raunak Sadhwani is the latest (65th) Grandmaster (GM) from India. He is also the Nagpur's first chess Grandmaster (GM) and youngest GM from Maharashtra.

Raunak is the 9th youngest GM in the world and 4th youngest Grandmaster in India. The title of the youngest grandmaster from India is held by the D Gukesh. He achieved this feat at the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 17 in 2019.

Koneru, Humpy is the leading women chess player in the world (rank 3) by having 2586 rating points in the world. She is India’s number one rank player.

So this was the list of top 20 chess players in the world in 2020. This list is very important for various competitive exams to be held in India.


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