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Top 5 Highest Ranked Chess Players in the World

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen was born 30 November 1990 is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and he is the no. 1 ranked player in the world. His peak rating is 2882 is the highest in history ever. He is the son of Sigrun Øen and Henrik Albert Carlsen. Carlsen showed a good aptitude for intellectual challenges at his young age, he could solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles; at four, he interested in assembling Lego sets with instructions intended for children aged 10–14. Carlsen taught play chess at the age of 5.

Carlsen became a Grandmaster in 2004, at the age of 13 years, 148 days, that makes him the third youngest grandmaster in history. On 1 January 2010 he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world No. 1. Carlsen defeated Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2013 and won the title of new world chess champion.  He successfully defended his title in November 2014, once again defeating Viswanathan Anand. He also won the inaugural Grand Chess Tour, a series with three supertournaments featuring the 10 best chess grandmasters in the world. Currently His FIDE rating  is 2851.

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik was born on25 June 1975 in Russia. He was the Classical World Chess Champion from the year 2000 to 2006, and also the undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007. Vladimir Kramnik has won three team gold medals as well as three individual medals at Chess Olympiads. He defeated Garry Kasparov in a match played in London and became the Classical World Chess Champion in October 2000. Kramnik became the first undisputed World Champion, holding both the FIDE and Classical titles. His FIDE rating is 2801.

Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Luigi Caruana well known chess player was born on July 30, 1992 in Miami, United States, to Lou and Santina Caruana and he is a citizen of both Italy and USA. He is an Italian-American chess grandmaster, former chess prodigy, and at lots of times the No. 2 ranked player in the world. Caruana became a grandmaster (GM) at the age of 14 years, 11 months, 20 days on 15 July 2007 and he was the youngest grandmaster in the history of both Italy and the United States but his US record was beaten in October 2009 by Ray Robson. He achieved an Elo rating of 2844 that is becoming the third highest rated player in history In October 2014. His FIDE rating  is 2794.

Anish Giri

Anish Giri

Anish Giri was born on 28 June 1994 in St Petersburg . He is the son of Sanjay Giri  and Olga Giri. He has two sisters Natasha and Ayusha. Anish Giri is a four-time Dutch Chess Champion (2009, 2011, 2012, and 2015) and also won the Corus Chess B Group in 2010. He has represented the country Netherlands at three Chess Olympiads (2010, 2012, 2014). He became the grandmaster at the age of 14 years and 7 months. His FIDE rating  is 2793.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was born on 21 October 1990 is a French chessGrandmaster and he got World Junior Chess Championship in 2009. He is currently the No. 1 ranked player in France. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is a three-time French champion, four-time winner of the Biel Grandmaster Tournament (2009, 2013, 2014, 2015) and also he is a semifinalist of the 2013 Chess World Cup. His FIDE rating  is 2792.

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