Top 20 Chess Players of All-time by FIDE Peak Rating 02.09.2023 #ChessisFun All clips are property of Chess is Fun. SUBSCRIBE AND LIKE FOR MORE! 🙂 Post navigation PreviousNext 30 Comments 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. Reply 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 Reply Capablanca, Fisher and Magnus shoul be in top3. Reply Ok Reply I CAN’T FIND LEVENT K’S COMENT Reply Unpopular opinion: Levon aronan and ding > Wesley So and current Fabi Reply Magnus is the GOAT. Reply Here before it pops off Reply Is Hikaru a Japanese? Reply There's Something after Magnus… Rank: 0Rating: 9999Name: Chess God Reply 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 Reply 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.. Reply Why is not here Nona Gafrindasvhili? Reply where is Karpov? Reply Who's rank 0? Reply Nice Reply Fischer it's the God of chess Reply 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). Reply Awesome 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼TOP 50 CHESS HEROES OF ALL TIME ???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 NomineesIn no particular order: 50. Hou Yifan49. Judit Polgar48. N Gaprindashvili 1. M Carlsen2. G Kasparov3. RJ Fischer4. V Anand5. V Kramnik6. A Karpov7. V Topalov8. M Tal9. B Spassky10. T Petrosian11. M Botvennik12. M Euwe13. V Smyslov14. E Lasker15. JR Capablanca 16. P Morphy17. W Steinitz18. A Alekhine 19. RL Segura20. A Nimzowitsch21. J Zukertort 22. M Najdorf23. P Damiano24. A Petroff/Petrov25. A Philidor26. H Staunton27. B Larsen28. S Winawer29. A Andersson30. A Rubinstein31. S Tarrasch32. M Chigorin 33. L Aronian34. F Caruana35. H Nakamura36. T Radjabov37. G Kamsky38. P Svidler39. R Ponomariov40. MV LaGrave41. S Karjakin42. A Grischuk43. W So 44. V Ivanchuk45. A Shirov46. B Gelfand47. V Korchnoi If I would make an all time 10 chess influence, my list would look like in random order : 1. Robert James Fischer2. Gary Kasparov3. Magnus Carlsen4. Vishy Anand5. Jose Raul Capablanca 6. Paul Morphy7. Emmanuel Lasker8. Vladimir Kramnik9. Mikhail Botvennik10. Anatoly Karpov 11. Judit Polgar12. Ruy Lopez Segura Reply alireza? Reply If Magnus didn't exist Fabiano would've been the fucking G, crazy how strong Carlsen is Reply hello again, algorithm Reply 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. Reply Crazy Alireza wasnt even on this list a year ago, then he blasted through everyone and went to 2804 from 2700 in a year!! Reply Dubov didnt make it😞 Reply i hate this rating systemthis ranking system not showing the true strength .a player like Mikhail Tal with a unique playstyle Not appreciated properly . Reply Isn’t Hikaru 3200 Blitz? Reply Hans Niemann already beat Magnus Carlsen Reply Noobs Reply Why is this video just slides can’t it be moving Reply bobby fischer got 2893 as his highest elo ever tho Reply This is incomplete without Hans Nieman at 3600 Reply 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. Reply Why not include Hans Niemann Reply Man, fabi gets overlooked. For a while this dude was Carlsen’s equal in classical chess Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.