The Top 5 Highest Ranked Chess Players in the World

  Chess Player Chess Rating Country
1 Magnus Carlsen
(grandmaster)
2850 Norway
2 Hikaru Nakamura
(grandmaster)
2816 U.S.A.
3 Veselin Topalov
(grandmaster)
2813 Bulgaria
4 Viswanathan Anand
(grandmaster)
2803 India
5 Anish Giri
(grandmaster)
2798 Netherlands
Tags: Top 5 Highest, Gaming, Europe

Sources:  World Chess Federation (FIDE) 2015.

List Notes: Data is top 5 highest ranked chess players in the world (men and women) as of October, 2015. The title Grandmaster is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. Apart from World Champion, Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain.
Highest Ranked Chess Players in the World
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