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Where does you country rank?

Countries are ranked by averaging the ratings of their leading ten players. Russia is not surprising the World's leading country followed by the Ukraine and China.
In the picture, the two highest-rated Russians met in this year's Melody Amber tournament.

Of the 37 players who are rated 2700 or more, twelve are Russian.

France is the top Western European nation whereas China just pips India to be the top Asian power.

Not making the top twenty, Argentina (24th) and Brazil (25th) are the strongest southern hemisphere countries.

RankingNationTop ten rating averageNumber of GMs2700+Highest ranked active playerNational no. 2
1Russia273120112Vladimir Kramnik 2790Alexander Grischuk 2760
2Ukraine2688753Pavel Eljanov 2751Vassily Ivanchuk 2741
3China2648272Wang Yue 2752Wang Hao 2722
4India2643221Viswanathan Anand 2789Krishnan Sasikiran 2690
5Israel2640351Boris Gelfand 2741Michael Roiz 2664
6France2638412Etienne Bacrot 2710Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 2710
7Azerbaijan2638173Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2763Teimour Radjabov 2740
8Hungary2637432Peter Leko 2735Zoltan Almasi 2725
9USA2635692Hikaru Nakamura 2733Gata Kamsky 2702
10Armenia2631301Levon Aronian 2783Vladimir Akopian 2694
11Bulgaria2624301Veselin Topalov 2812Kiril Georgiev 2662
12Germany2623750Arkadij Naiditsch 2686Daniel Fridman 2654
13Netherlands2622240Jan Smeets 2659Loek Van Wely 2653
14Poland2619320Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2663Bartosz Socko 2644
15Georgia2608251Baadur Jobava 2715Zurab Azmaiparashvili 2637
16Spain2593342Alexei Shirov 2742Fransisco Vallejo Pons 2703
17England2589370Michael Adams 2697Nigel Short 2685
18Serbia2587510Bojan Vuckovic 2640Ivan Ivanisevic 2630
19Cuba2581171Leinier Dominguez Perez 2713Lazaro Bruzon Batista 2668
20Czech Republic2580251David Navara 2718Viktor Laznicka 2636

The United States and Germany have many Grandmasters but lack elite level players which explains their rather low overall ranking.

Azerbaijan and Cuba have rather few grandmasters, but have managed to nurture relatively highly rated ones.


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