Chess Siberia
Home page News Openings Best players/games Software Donate Video Philosophy Interviews Reviews Literature Music Cinema FIDE Answers Old newspapers Correspondence Chess Downloads Links Chess


Secrets of the January 2015 FIDE Rating List

by Boris Schipkov

There are 197590 chess players in the January 2015 Standard FIDE Rating List. The average rating of the January 2015 Standard FIDE Rating List is 1851,45.
The greatest number of chessplayers live in Russia - 19396, for the first time in history Russia outstrips Germany. There are 18871 players with international standard ratings in Germany.

Players

P Country N Players Percent Players Percent
      January 2014 January 2014 January 2015 January 2015
1 Russia RUS 16804 9,8 19396 9,8
2 Germany GER 17536 10,2 18871 9,6
3 India IND 12096 7,1 16726 8,5
4 Spain ESP 14524 8,5 15788 8,0
5 France FRA 12511 7,3 14072 7,1
6 Poland POL 6465 3,8 7192 3,6
7 Italy ITA 5687 3,3 6330 3,2
8 Czech Republic CZE 4854 2,8 5327 2,7
9 Hungary HUN 4779 2,8 5012 2,5
10 Serbia SRB 3457 2,0 3737 1,9
11 United States USA 3314 1,9 3713 1,9
12 Greece GRE 3052 1,8 3482 1,8
13 Iran IRI 2674 1,6 3416 1,7
14 Turkey TUR 2215 1,3 2937 1,5
15 Ukraine UKR 2746 1,6 2921 1,5
16 Brazil BRA 2464 1,4 2861 1,4
17 Netherlands NED 2529 1,5 2726 1,4
18 Romania ROU 2348 1,4 2665 1,3
19 Argentina ARG 2238 1,3 2548 1,3
20 Austria AUT 2316 1,4 2510 1,3
    All 171117 100,0 197590 100,0

The greatest increase for the year in number of players was again in India, + 4630 new rated players. There are 176 countries in the January 2015 FIDE Rating List. A number of countries increased by 9.

Leading Countries in Increase of Number of Players

P Country N January 2014 January 2015 Increase Percent
1 India IND 12096 16726 4630 38,28
2 Russia RUS 16804 19396 2592 15,42
3 France FRA 12511 14072 1561 12,48
4 Germany GER 17536 18871 1335 7,61
5 Spain ESP 14524 15788 1264 8,70
6 Iran IRI 2674 3416 742 27,75
7 Poland POL 6465 7192 727 11,25
8 Turkey TUR 2215 2937 722 32,60
9 Italy ITA 5687 6330 643 11,31
10 Sri Lanka SRI 982 1478 496 50,51
11 Czech Republic CZE 4854 5327 473 9,74
12 Greece GRE 3052 3482 430 14,09
13 United States USA 3314 3713 399 12,04
14 Brazil BRA 2464 2861 397 16,11
15 Romania ROU 2348 2665 317 13,50
16 Argentina ARG 2238 2548 310 13,85
17 England ENG 2010 2308 298 14,83
18 Denmark DEN 2075 2369 294 14,17
19 Serbia SRB 3457 3737 280 8,10
20 Egypt EGY 710 959 249 35,07
    All 171117 197590 26473 15,47

Players from Indonesia have now the highest average rating - 2114,52. Players from China have the second average rating - 2107,53. I took into consideration only countries with more than 100 players with ratings.

Average Rating

P Country N Players January 2014 January 2015 Change
1 Indonesia INA 291 2121,59 2114,52 -7,06
2 China CHN 653 2147,16 2107,53 -39,63
3 Philippines PHI 463 2105,55 2077,00 -28,55
4 Macedonia MKD 246 2087,81 2068,38 -19,43
5 Cuba CUB 1565 2073,06 2062,58 -10,48
6 Israel ISR 1143 2081,69 2058,09 -23,60
7 United States USA 3713 2078,37 2049,79 -28,58
8 Ukraine UKR 2921 2069,03 2048,89 -20,14
9 Myanma MYA 206 2049,22 2046,50 -2,72
10 Bosnia & Herzegovina BIH 591   2037,64  
11 Canada CAN 870 2057,29 2030,89 -26,40
12 Montenegro MNE 315 2039,91 2027,54 -12,37
13 Estonia EST 244 2077,34 2023,38 -53,96
14 Serbia SRB 3737 2042,34 2021,25 -21,09
15 Turkmenistan TKM 179 2039,20 2019,93 -19,26
16 Uzbekistan UZB 389 2045,67 2018,02 -27,65
17 Netherlands NED 2726 2029,50 2011,81 -17,69
18 Finland FIN 746 2023,35 2006,72 -16,63
19 Syria SYR 185 2029,39 1999,29 -30,09
20 Sweden SWE 1660 2022,63 1983,58 -39,05
21 Kazakhstan KAZ 752 2051,97 1983,57 -68,40
22 Armenia ARM 596 2031,69 1983,42 -48,27
    All 197590 1897,06 1851,45 -45,61

Secrets of the January 2014 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 9.01.2014)

Secrets of the January 2013 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2013)

Secrets of the January 2012 FIDE Rating List (by Boris Schipkov, 7.01.2012)

Top

© 2000-2015 Boris Schipkov