Players At A Glance

Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen
Country Norway
Born November 30, 1990 
Norway
Title Grandmaster (2004)
World Champion 2013, 2014
FIDE rating 2863 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2882 (May 2014)
Ranking No. 1 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 1 (Jan 2010)
Fabiano Caruana
Fabiano Caruana
Country USA
Born July 30, 1992 
USA
Title Grandmaster (2007)
Peak Performance 2014 Sinquefield Cup
FIDE rating 2802 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2844 (Oct 2014)
Ranking No. 2 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 2 (Oct 2014)
Hikaru Nakamura
Hikaru Nakamura
Country USA
Born Dec 9, 1987 
Japan
Title Grandmaster (2003)
Peak Performance 2011 Tata Steel
FIDE rating 2798 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2798 (May 2014)
Ranking No. 3 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 3 (March 2015)
Veselin Topalov
Veselin Topalov
Country Bulgaria
Born March 15, 1975 
Bulgaria
Title Grandmaster (1992)
World Champion FIDE (2005)
FIDE rating 2798 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2813 (July 2009)
Ranking No. 4 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 1 (Oct 2008)
Alexander Grischuk
Alex Grischuk
Country Russia
Born Oct 31, 1983 
Russia
Title Grandmaster (2000)
World Champion Blitz (2006, 2012)
World Team (2013)
FIDE rating 2794 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2810 (Dec 2014)
Ranking No. 5 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 3 (May 2014)
Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand
Country India
Born Dec 11, 1969 
India
Title Grandmaster (1988)
World Champion Classical (2007)
FIDE (2000)
Rapid (2003)
FIDE rating 2791 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2817 (March 2011)
Ranking No. 6 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 1 (April 2007)
Anish Giri
Anish Giri
Country Netherlands
Born June 28, 1994 
Russia
Title Grandmaster (2009)
Peak Performance 2012 Reggio Emilia
FIDE rating 2790 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2797 (Feb 2015)
Ranking No. 7 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 7 (Feb 2015)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave
Country France
Born Oct 21, 1990 
France
Title Grandmaster (2005)
World Champion Junior (2009)
FIDE rating 2762 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2775 (Feb 2015)
Ranking No. 11 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 5 (April 2015)
Levon Aronian
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Country Armenia
Born Oct 6, 1982 
Armenia
Title Grandmaster (2000)
World Champion Chess960 (2003, 2006)
Rapid (2009)
Blitz (2010)
FIDE rating 2770 (April 2015)
Peak rating 2830 (March 2014)
Ranking No. 9 (Feb 2015)
Peak ranking No. 2 (January 2012)