Top 20 Chess Players of All-time by FIDE Peak Rating


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  1. Bobby fischer played few games and left fide

  2. Teymur Rajabov🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿Shakriyar Mamedyarov🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿

  3. Bobby Fischer is the strongest Chess player in the history then Alekhine

  4. Man, fabi gets overlooked. For a while this dude was Carlsen’s equal in classical chess

  5. Tbh Fischer , Tal and Kasparov should be in all time 3 as they achieved sky high rating in those days and if they played in modern days easily they would have crossed 2800(Tal and Fischer)

  6. Thanks… I heard about some of them, didn't know they were thaaat good

  7. Here w/ 350 views! 🥳 going to 100k views someday, it’s pretty obvious

  8. weird this is already in recommendations. goodluck with the algorithm. the fact that its already 378 views means most likely the vid will explode. goodluck bro.

  9. Unfortunately, because of the way that the elo system works, a person's rating is only relative to the strength of other players at the time. Regardless, it's still an interesting list 🙂

  10. This video is getting yoinked by he algorithm lmao

  11. Ratings work by showing how good someone is relative to other players of the time. You can't compare ratings between years. Better would be highest rating difference between top players

  12. Chess has pretty much been solved by modern AI engines, it's just that human will never play at that level, so human chess will always be interesting because mistakes will be made.

  13. But hikaru said , his highest rate in chess us 3233 or something like that . Someone please explain to me , I'm new at chess channel so I didn't know much about rating and tournament

  14. Capablanca, Fisher and Magnus shoul be in top3.

  15. Unpopular opinion: Levon aronan and ding > Wesley So and current Fabi

  16. Bubblun The Bubble Dragon (Bubble Bobble Leader) says:

    Is Hikaru a Japanese?

  17. Bubblun The Bubble Dragon (Bubble Bobble Leader) says:

    There's Something after Magnus…

    Rank: 0
    Rating: 9999
    Name: Chess God

  18. Rating isn't everything, if you make chess all about the numbers you kill the beauty in it and what's the humanity in that? Chess is more than math, it's art. If you run Tal, Morphy or even Nezhmetdinov games through today's best engines, some of their moves make no sense to the computer, but despite their opponents playing engine moves in response their brilliance reveals itself in ways that are to be admired even today. They walked so these men could fly

  19. I like how Vishy and Vlad are tied at the same peak elo, two great champions of the game, great personalities and so little to differentiate between them..

  20. Stopped the video when I saw Bobby Fischer at #20. Enough said.

    (Edited to add – as some of the replies pointed out below, I misunderstood and stand corrected).

  21. Awesome 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
    My suggestion for the Criteria are as follows.
    – World Champion
    – World Cup Champion
    – 2800+ Club
    – Top 25 Rating List Consistently
    – Top Innovator – Theoretician.
    – Consistent Tournament Finalists
    – Candidates Winner
    – Top Women Rated player which
    Top 50 Open (for 2-3 Spots)

    Here are my Nominees
    In no particular order:

    50. Hou Yifan
    49. Judit Polgar
    48. N Gaprindashvili

    1. M Carlsen
    2. G Kasparov
    3. RJ Fischer
    4. V Anand
    5. V Kramnik
    6. A Karpov
    7. V Topalov
    8. M Tal
    9. B Spassky
    10. T Petrosian
    11. M Botvennik
    12. M Euwe
    13. V Smyslov
    14. E Lasker
    15. JR Capablanca
    16. P Morphy
    17. W Steinitz
    18. A Alekhine

    19. RL Segura
    20. A Nimzowitsch
    21. J Zukertort
    22. M Najdorf
    23. P Damiano
    24. A Petroff/Petrov
    25. A Philidor
    26. H Staunton
    27. B Larsen
    28. S Winawer
    29. A Andersson
    30. A Rubinstein
    31. S Tarrasch
    32. M Chigorin

    33. L Aronian
    34. F Caruana
    35. H Nakamura
    36. T Radjabov
    37. G Kamsky
    38. P Svidler
    39. R Ponomariov
    40. MV LaGrave
    41. S Karjakin
    42. A Grischuk
    43. W So

    44. V Ivanchuk
    45. A Shirov
    46. B Gelfand
    47. V Korchnoi

    If I would make an all time 10 chess influence, my list would look like in random order :

    1. Robert James Fischer
    2. Gary Kasparov
    3. Magnus Carlsen
    4. Vishy Anand
    5. Jose Raul Capablanca

    6. Paul Morphy
    7. Emmanuel Lasker
    8. Vladimir Kramnik
    9. Mikhail Botvennik
    10. Anatoly Karpov

    11. Judit Polgar
    12. Ruy Lopez Segura

  22. If Magnus didn't exist Fabiano would've been the fucking G, crazy how strong Carlsen is

  23. Bobby Fischer had a massive gulf between him and his peers when it came to elo, which is a measure of your strength relative to competition. An interesting one would be largest difference between number one and number two over time… Fischer, Kasparov, Magnus.

  24. Crazy Alireza wasnt even on this list a year ago, then he blasted through everyone and went to 2804 from 2700 in a year!!

  25. i hate this rating system
    this ranking system not showing the true strength .
    a player like Mikhail Tal with a unique playstyle Not appreciated properly .

  26. Why is this video just slides can’t it be moving

  27. bobby fischer got 2893 as his highest elo ever tho

  28. This is a list of the highest FIDE ratings of all time. Not necessarily the strongest historical player. With that, there’s a lot more to consider. I would narrow the list down to three people in particular based on three different metrics. Number one, margin above contemporaries. Number two, longevity against great competition. And number three, you do, in fact, have to account for highest rating, because that still indicates where you stand in relation to contemporaries. So, the three people who fill those categories are Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, and Bobby Fischer.

    Magnus Carlsen, in addition to holding the highest peak rating ever, is the youngest person to ever reach the number 1 highest ranking, and ever since achieving that, he has remained in the number one slot. He’s proven himself time and again against many strong opponents, so he’s a clear contender for the best of all time. Certainly I think he’s the number one endgame player of all time. He just has this ability, much like Fischer, to fight to the last pawn. That’s really what separates him from the pack.

    Garry Kasparov is another clear choice. Youngest world champion, world number one for 255 months, most consecutive professional tournament victories, world champion for 15 years. In recent times, he was certainly the most dominant for the longest time. There is significant statistical evidence to show that perhaps Lasker was more dominant over his competition, but considering who he was up against, I’m not exactly surprised. I mean, Frank Marshall? One of the most brilliant and creative attacking players ever, but he wasn’t consistent. That’s not the best competition. Siegbert Tarrasch? Brilliant theoretician, but again, not the best competition. Plus, chess wasn’t nearly as competitive then, so I think we can exclude Lasker from the discussion. Great player, though. Just not the greatest.

    And, of course, Fischer, who was farther ahead of his competition than anyone else except Steinitz (this is according to chessmetrics). I would also say that Labourdonnais was well ahead of everyone else at the time, but I mean, come on. It’s not that hard when your best competition is McDonnell. At least with Steinitz, he had to contend with Chigorin, Zukertort, Blackburne, Von Bardeleben, and Lasker. Regardless, Fischer was, at the time, the youngest grandmaster ever. That record stood until it was broken by Judit Polgar. Now, obviously at 15, Fischer wasn’t crazy yet. But he was working on it.

    Look, they’re all great players, but if I had to rank them in order of strength, obviously taking into account that computers have impacted player strength, it would probably be Kasparov, Carlsen, and then Fischer. If Carlsen is just as dominant as he is now in a few years, then I’ll change my answer.

    If this were a question about who the most naturally gifted player was, I think there’s still a case to be made for each of these players, but also many others. Paul Morphy, José Capablanca, Mir Sultan Khan, Harry Nelson Pillsbury, maybe you could throw in Labourdonnais, and the list goes on. But, this is a question about the greatest player. Not the most talented, which is a much harder thing to determine.

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