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The 10 best chess players in the world

Chess, an unbelievable game of logic, patience and willpower, that goes up to the XNUMX. Dating back to the 20th century, it has been adopted by many in recent years. While most people play the sport for fun or to improve their cognitive skills, others have made a name for themselves in professional chess. Like any other sport, chess is a game saturated with thousands of players, but few of them dominate the sports.

Those who occupy the top positions in chess are often in the prime of their lives and have shown extraordinary talent in the sport from a young age. You went to achieve great things and to put yourself at the forefront of the chess world. Based on their most recent ranking in the FIDE (International Chess Federation) ranking, we are currently looking at the top ten chess players in the world.

10 Anish Giri

As a child, Anish Giri was one of the rare prodigies in chess who had a very bright future in the field. At just under 14 he was already a grandmaster, the youngest in history. The Russian-born chess guru has won five chess Olympiads as well as other international tournaments. He represented Russia in chess but moved to the Netherlands in 2009. It is ranked 2776 by FIDE and ranked number 5 in 2019 in the June 5 ranking.

9. Hikaru Nakamura

Hikaru was introduced to chess at the age of seven, and at the age of ten he was named a chess master by the American Chess Federation. During his teenage years, he continued to show his talent by winning tournaments to become America's youngest chess grandmaster. Nicknamed "The H Bomb", he won five chess championships in the United States. In September 2019, FIDE placed him at number 1 on their blitz list. He regularly plays chess online.

8. Viswanathan Anand

Most successful chess players often adopted the game at a young age, and it was no different for Anand. Introduced to the sport at the age of six, Anand became India's first world chess champion. His exploits in the world of chess did not go unnoticed as he received several laurels, including the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest Indian civil award. Anand, nicknamed "Tiger of Madras", has a FIDE rating of 2019 as of November 2757.

7. Levon Aronian

Levon, an Armenian chess player who received the title of Grand Master in 2000, learned chess from his older sister when he was only nine years old. He has won several chess tournaments including the FIDE World Championship, the Chess Olympiad and the World Chess Championship. It has a FIDE ranking of 2767 as of November 2019.

6. Sergey Karjakin

Russian chess player Sergey Karjakin began his chess exploits at the age of 5. At the age of twelve he was named a grandmaster, which made him the youngest grandmaster in the world. Sergey Karjakin once represented Ukraine, but then moved to Russia. His tournament victories include the Chess Olympiad, the Rapid Chess World Championship and the Chess World Cup. FIDE rated it 2019 in its November 2749 ranking.

5. Wesley like that

A Filipino-American chess player took part in junior chess tournaments in the Philippines at the age of nine. In 2008 So qualified for the title of Grand Master. In 2014, So stopped representing the Philippines to represent the United States. In 2017, he reached a FIDE ranking of 2,822, making him the fifth highest player in history. He has won several tournaments including the Philippine Chess Championship and the United States Chess Championship and is currently the winner of the Fischer Random World Chess Championship. It is currently 2765 in the November FIDE rankings.

4. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

The French chess player Maxime Vachier-Lagrave started playing chess at the age of six. At the age of 15, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave received the title of Grand Master of FIDE. MVL, as it is often called, is the seventh highest chess player after being ranked # 1 by FIDE in August 2819. In his ranking for November 2777 he was ranked number 2019 by FIDE.

3. Vladimir Kramnik

Russian chess player Vladimir Kramnik has known many challenges in his career, but he overcame them to become one of the best in the game. The 44-year-old chess player has won several tournaments, including the World Chess Championship and the individual medal at the Chess Olympiads and the Classic World Chess Championship. FIDE rated it 2019 in its November 2753 ranking.

2. Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana was born in the United States to Italian-American parents and began his chess exploits at the age of five as part of an after-school program. At the age of 14 he was appointed grandmaster. Until 2005 he represented the USA at chess tournaments before moving to Italy. In 2015 Curana returned to his homeland. He has won numerous chess tournaments, including the Italian Championship, the US Chess Championship, and individual and team medals at the Chess Olympiads. In November 2019, it was rated by FIDE with 2822 points.

1. Magnus Carlsen

Carlsen, a Norwegian born chess player, started playing chess at the age of 5 after his father introduced him to the game. Before he started playing chess, Carlsen showed a great ability to play chess. Intelligence, for example by arranging games with instructions for children aged 10-14. At the age of 14, Carlsen became a grandmaster of chess. At 18, Carlsen was the youngest player to receive a FIDE ranking of 2,800. At the age of 19 he was the first player in the FIDE world rankings, which made him the youngest player to reach this milestone.

He has defended his title since winning the 2013 World Chess Championship and is the current world chess champion. He is also the first player to hold the title of world chess champion, world speed champion and world lightning champion title at the same time. In the FIDE rankings of November 2019, Carlsen was rated 2870.

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