Top 10 Best Chess Players In The World

10. Anish Giri

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Anish Giri

Anish Giri is ranked 10th of the world's finest chess players. At 25, he's the youngest here. This grandmaster is from St. Petersburg, Russia. 2022 FIDE rating: 2779; represented Russia until 2009. He now represents the Netherlands. He's also a 4-time Dutch chess champion. 2012 Reggio Emilia winner.

09. Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru Nakamura is the ninth-best chess player in the world. At age 10, Nakamura became the youngest USCF chess master. He surpassed Vinay Bhat's record. Hikaru was born in Hirakata, Osaka, in 1987. He's a 33-year-old grandmaster. It's 2754. His bullet chess book is famous. Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate

08. Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand

Viswanathan Anand is the world's eighth-best chess player. This Indian Grandmaster is a great chess player. He has a smart mind and can deduce the opponent's move. He's 50 and from Tamil Nadu's Mayiladuthurai. Current FIDE rating: 2767; peak: 2817. From 2000-2002 and 2007-2013, Anand was world champion.

07. Levon Aronian

Levon Aronian

Levon Aronian is number 7 in the top 10 chess players in 2022. Armenian, 38, he is. Levon was born in 1982 and peaked at 2830. It's currently 2752. Levon Grigori Aronian is a top-10 chess player globally.

06. Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Karjakin

Sergey Karjakin is the world's sixth-best chess player. Ukrainian boy. Since 2009, he's represented Russia. Born on January 12, 1990, he's 32 years old. He scored 2788 in June 2011. Karjakin's 2022 FIDE rating is 2748.

05. Wesley So

Wesley So

Wesley So is number 5 in the world's top 10 chess players. This Filipino grandmaster represented Bacoor, Cavite, until November 2015. He represents the U.S. After gaining the media's attention at a young age, he established his worth professionally. FIDE rating: 2754. Wesley became 'World No.2' in March 2017 with a FIDE rating of 2822.

04. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave is number 4 in the top 10 chess players in 2022. He's a 1990-born French chess grandmaster. His FIDE rating is 2779. He's a Biel Grandmaster winner. 5-time winner. What's a better chess accomplishment?

03. Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik is the third-best chess player in the world. Russian grandmaster.  Vladimir Borisovich Kramnik was born on June 25, 1975, thus he's 47. Age isn't a role in this game, but can be an advantage. His proof:

02. Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana is the second-best chess player in the world. Name-wise, he's an Italian-American chess player. 1992-07-30 He was born. Caruana, 29, is loaded of potential. Miami, Florida, is his birthplace. His current FIDE rating is 2819; his best was 2844. He's currently dominating world chess.

01. Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen is the world's finest chess player. Carlsen is one of the youngest chess grandmasters ever. He did it aged 13 years and 148 days old in 2004. He's 31 and top of his field. He can improve his game. Will he be surpassed soon? His FIDE rating is 2875 makes that unlikely.