This is the list of the highest-ranked chess grandmasters, ordered by their maximum Elo score. The limit value is 2700 (players with a rating equal to or higher than this). Shakhriyar Mamedyarov · Vugar Gashimov · Michael Adams · Vasyl Ivanchuk This is the list of the highest-ranked chess grandmasters, ordered by their maximum Elo score. The limit value is 2700 (players with a rating equal to or higher than this value are colloquially known as super grandmasters).
On July 4th, the day the United States of America celebrates its independence, let's take a look at the best chess players in U.S. history. The chess supercomputer Sesse found a forced checkmate for Caruana in 30 moves in real time, while millions of people watched the game around the world. Three years ago, Przemek Jahr, from Pila (Poland), sent us a list of all the players who had achieved a score of 2700 or more, with their highest scores in history and the year and the FIDE list in which they achieved it.
In early 2001, a large poll among the ten best chess players of the 20th century, selected by the readers of Chess Informant, resulted in Fischer obtaining the highest percentage of votes and finishing as No. Some will argue that Fischer was the best player in the history of chess, although there are also powerful defenders of Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine and Kasparov. Fischer also patented a chess clock with an increment, which is the preferred time control for many players today. That argument went overboard last November when So destroyed the world champion of classical chess, Carlsen, in the final of the first FIDE Fischer world random chess championship.
Fischer was responsible for the revival of American chess in the 1970s, when he accumulated ridiculous winning streaks on his way to the world title over GM Boris Spassky in 1972.Of course, there are plenty of other American chess engines, most of them much stronger than the human players on this list, but here they are collectively represented by the intrepid AlphaZero, who changed computer chess forever. Wesley So moved to the United States Federation six years ago, and has since established himself as one of the best players in the world. Fischer elevated the game of chess to geopolitical philosophy, representing American individualism against the Soviet chess machine. However, in the short time he spent at the top of the game, he changed it forever with the millions of American players he inspired.
Elo said that it was useless to try to use ratings to compare players from different eras and that they could only measure the strength of a player compared to their contemporaries. Nakamura has made his mark as the best American lightning chess player in history, and also as the best American online chess player in history. GM Bobby Fischer rated Morphy as the most accurate player in history, which should tell you something because many chess fans give him that title instead of Fischer. Although published in 1978, the Elo list did not include the five-year averages of subsequent players Bobby Fischer and Anatoly Karpov.
In 1970, FIDE adopted the Elo system to rate current players, so one way to compare players from different eras is to compare their Elo scores.