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Sports > Chess > World Chess Rankings: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Country rank by average rating of top 10 players.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Russia 2,718 2006
2 Ukraine 2,665 2006
3 United States 2,625 2006
4 France 2,620 2006
5 Armenia 2,618 2006
6 Hungary 2,612 2006
=7 Israel 2,611 2006
=7 China 2,611 2006
9 Netherlands 2,607 2006
10 Germany 2,604 2006
11 Georgia 2,599 2006
12 Azerbaijan 2,591 2006
13 Poland 2,588 2006
14 Bulgaria 2,587 2006
15 India 2,583 2006
16 Serbia and Montenegro 2,567 2006
17 Spain 2,562 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2,559.41 2006
18 Romania 2,557 2006
19 Czech Republic 2,555 2006
20 Belarus 2,542 2006
=21 Cuba 2,541 2006
=21 Kazakhstan 2,541 2006
=23 Denmark 2,540 2006
=23 Greece 2,540 2006
25 Croatia 2,539 2006
26 Sweden 2,535 2006
27 Burma 2,525 2006
28 Switzerland 2,522 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 2,520 2006
29 Uzbekistan 2,516 2006
30 Brazil 2,515 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 2,513.58 2006
31 Slovakia 2,513 2006
32 Argentina 2,512 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2,507.83 2006
33 Latvia 2,504 2006
34 Norway 2,500 2006
35 Slovenia 2,499 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2,494.21 2006
36 Iceland 2,494 2006
37 Lithuania 2,492 2006
European Union average (profile) 2,487 2006
Cold countries average (profile) 2,485.41 2006
38 Estonia 2,484 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 2,482.88 2006
39 Canada 2,481 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2,480.15 2006
40 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2,480 2006
41 Moldova 2,475 2006
42 Austria 2,474 2006
Europe average (profile) 2,472.09 2006
43 Vietnam 2,472 2006
44 Indonesia 2,467 2006
45 Italy 2,456 2006
46 Chile 2,455 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 2,452.44 2006
47 Belgium 2,450 2006
48 Mexico 2,445 2006
=49 Australia 2,440 2006
=49 Colombia 2,440 2006
51 Turkey 2,437 2006
52 Finland 2,436 2006
53 Egypt 2,434 2006
54 Peru 2,433 2006
55 Portugal 2,422 2006
56 Bangladesh 2,421 2006
57 Iran 2,409 2006
58 Turkmenistan 2,408 2006
59 Ireland 2,388 2006
60 Ecuador 2,384 2006
61 Kyrgyzstan 2,374 2006
=62 Albania 2,372 2006
=62 Singapore 2,372 2006
64 Venezuela 2,368 2006
65 Morocco 2,352 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 2,348.41 2006
=66 Paraguay 2,342 2006
=66 Mongolia 2,342 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2,340.36 2006
68 Luxembourg 2,338 2006
69 Brunei 2,336 2006
70 Costa Rica 2,334 2006
71 New Zealand 2,332 2006
72 Uruguay 2,329 2006
South Asia average (profile) 2,325 2006
73 United Arab Emirates 2,322 2006
74 Iraq 2,317 2006
75 Algeria 2,311 2006
76 South Africa 2,307 2006
77 Syria 2,299 2006
78 Malaysia 2,295 2006
79 Faroe Islands 2,293 2006
80 Nicaragua 2,287 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2,284.75 2006
81 Bolivia 2,282 2006
82 Andorra 2,279 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 2,274.44 2006
=83 Tajikistan 2,273 2006
=83 Pakistan 2,273 2006
85 Tunisia 2,263 2006
=86 Yemen 2,261 2006
=86 Japan 2,261 2006
88 Jordan 2,249 2006
89 Lebanon 2,244 2006
90 Thailand 2,241 2006
91 Libya 2,233 2006
92 Qatar 2,228 2006
93 El Salvador 2,219 2006
94 Guatemala 2,199 2006
=95 Puerto Rico 2,195 2006
=95 Zambia 2,195 2006
97 Honduras 2,194 2006
98 Zimbabwe 2,191 2006
99 Barbados 2,189 2006
100 Sri Lanka 2,178 2006
101 Uganda 2,166 2006
=102 Trinidad and Tobago 2,164 2006
=102 Botswana 2,164 2006
104 Jamaica 2,161 2006
=105 Panama 2,159 2006
=105 Angola 2,159 2006
107 Hong Kong 2,158 2006
108 Suriname 2,156 2006
109 Mauritius 2,155 2006
110 Nepal 2,154 2006
111 Papua New Guinea 2,150 2006
112 Ethiopia 2,148 2006
113 Namibia 2,141 2006
114 Monaco 2,128 2006
115 Cyprus 2,127 2006
116 Jersey 2,124 2006
117 Kuwait 2,123 2006
118 Malta 2,120 2006
119 Liechtenstein 2,118 2006
120 Sudan 2,111 2006
=121 Macau 2,085 2006
=121 San Marino 2,085 2006
123 Netherlands Antilles 2,054 2006
124 Aruba 2,040 2006
125 Afghanistan 2,023 2006
126 Kenya 1,997 2006
127 Guernsey 1,996 2006
128 British Virgin Islands 1,986 2006
129 Fiji 1,972 2006
130 Bermuda 1,966 2006
131 Bahrain 1,900 2006
132 Rwanda 1,885 2006
=133 Virgin Islands 1,871 2006
=133 Seychelles 1,871 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Sports > Chess > World Chess Rankings. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Chess Federation, 2006. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Sports/Chess/World-Chess-Rankings

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