Top 5 Highest Ranked Chess Players in the World

Chess is a board game played between two players. The game requires planning and critical thinking skills. It is said to be a good exercise for the brain.

The title Grandmaster is awarded to chess players by the world chess organization FIDE. It is the highest title a chess player can attain.

5. Anish Giri

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Title: Grandmaster
Country: Netherlands
Chess Rating: 2798
Anish Giri is a Russian-born Dutch Grandmaster. He achieved the grandmaster title at the age of 14 years and 7 months.

4. Viswanathan Anand

Title: Grandmaster
Country: India
Chess Rating: 2803
Viswanathan Anand is an Indian chess Grandmaster and a former World Chess Champion. became India’s first grandmaster in 1988.

3. Veselin Topalov

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Title: Grandmaster
Country: Bulgaria
Chess Rating: 2813
Veselin Topalov is a Bulgarian chess grandmaster. He became the FIDE World Chess Champion in 2005 by winning the FIDE World Chess Championship.

2. Hikaru Nakamura

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Title: Grandmaster
Country: USA
Chess Rating: 2816
Hikaru Nakamura is an American chess grandmaster. He has represented the United States at five Chess Olympiads.

1. Magnus Carlsen

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Title: Grandmaster
Country: Norway
Chess Rating: 2850
Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, the reigning World Chess Champion in both classical and rapid. Regarded as a chess prodigy he became the third youngest grandmaster in history in 2004, at the age of 13 years, 148 days.

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