Top Chess Country Rankings

SonofPearl
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News of the recent publication of the 1 January 2009 FIDE rating list prompted some discussion in the comments about the numbers of GMs from particular countries.

Well, for those who like to analyse these things statistically, the official FIDE website provides a list of the top countries based on the average rating of their top 10 players.

And the results are:

 
Av. Rating  No. of GMs

 Russia 2723 
186 

 Ukraine 2691 
69 

 China 2645 
22 

 Israel 2643 
34 

 Azerbaijan 2638 
17 

 USA 2632 
65 

 Hungary 2627 
41 

 India 2625 
18 

 Germany 2624 
73 
10 
 Armenia 2624 
23 
11 
 France 2619 
35 
12 
 Bulgaria 2618 
27 
13 
 Netherlands 2613 
22 
14 
 Georgia 2609 
24 
15 
 Poland 2598 
26 
16 
 Spain 2589 
33 
17 
 Romania 2586 
19 
18 
 Serbia 2584 
49 
19 
 England 2579 
36 
20 
 Cuba 2578 
15 


A full list of the ranking of all countries can be found here.

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