The Top 5 Highest Ranked Chess Players in the World

  Chess Player Chess Rating Country
1 Magnus Carlsen
2850 Norway
2 Hikaru Nakamura
2816 U.S.A.
3 Veselin Topalov
2813 Bulgaria
4 Viswanathan Anand
2803 India
5 Anish Giri
2798 Netherlands
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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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