Saturday, 2 March 2013

Which country has the most Titled (GM, WGM, IM etc) Chess players after Russia?

 Strongest Nations (by Avg rating of the Top 10 players of that country)

  Country Avg rating
1 Russia 2747
2 Ukraine 2704
3 China 2669
4 France 2663
5 Hungary 2661
6 Armenia 2661
7 United States of America 2654
8 Azerbaijan 2653
9 India 2639
10 Netherlands 2636

as of 2-Mar-2013

 Countries with most GMs

  Country Avg rating GMs
1 Russia 2747 216
2 Ukraine 2704 80
3 Germany 2629 80
4 United States of America 2654 77
5 Hungary 2661 52
6 Serbia 2587 52
7 France 2663 47
8 Spain 2589 41
9 Israel 2623 39
10 Poland 2633 35
11 England 2620 35
12 Bulgaria 2614 35

as of 2-Mar-2013

 Trivia: Which country has the most Titled (GM, WGM, IM etc) Chess players after Russia?

  Country Avg rating GMs IMs Total Titled
1 Russia 2747 216 501 2178
2 Germany 2629 80 233 1198
3 United States of America 2654 77 121 583
4 Serbia 2587 52 106 550
5 Ukraine 2704 80 197 493
6 Spain 2589 41 107 491
7 Hungary 2661 52 108 420
8 France 2663 47 95 357
9 Poland 2633 35 101 332
10 Netherlands 2636 30 78 293

as of 2-Mar-2013

I was quite surprised to see that after Russia, Germany has the most Titled players. And Germany has double the number than that of 3rd placed USA!

Germany's top player is Arkadij Naiditsch who is #39 in the rankings. Go Germany!

PS. The number above seem to include non-active players too

Source: http://ratings.fide.com/topfed.phtml