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Secrets of the July 2004 FIDE Rating List

By Boris Schipkov

There are 53451 players in the July 2004 FIDE Rating List. Average rating of the July FIDE Rating List is 2160,51.
The greatest number of chessplayers live in Germany - 7176. There are 6654 players with rating in Russia.

Players

P Country N Players Percent Players Percent
      April 2004 April 2004 July 2004 July 2004
1 Germany GER 6888 13,3 7176 13,4
2 Russia RUS 6460 12,4 6654 12,4
3 Spain ESP 3173 6,1 3332 6,2
4 France FRA 2644 5,1 2886 5,4
5 Poland POL 2106 4,1 2192 4,1
6 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 2087 4,0 2102 3,9
7 Hungary HUN 1949 3,8 2001 3,7
8 India IND 1555 3,0 1625 3,0
9 Czech Republic CZE 1513 2,9 1590 3,0
10 United States USA 1383 2,7 1399 2,6
11 Ukraine UKR 1194 2,3 1209 2,3
12 Italy ITA 1052 2,0 1096 2,1
13 Austria AUT 1025 2,0 1067 2,0
14 England ENG 938 1,8 949 1,8
15 Netherlands NED 844 1,6 880 1,6
16 Croatia CRO 806 1,6 827 1,5
    Other 16290 31,4 16466 30,8
    All 51907 100,0 53451 100,0

The greatest increase in number of players was in Germany, + 288. There are 137 countries in July 2004 FIDE Rating List. A number of countries decreased on 9.

Leading Countries in Increase of Number of Players

P Country N April 2004 July 2004 Increase Percent
1 Germany GER 6888 7176 288 4,18
2 France FRA 2644 2886 242 9,15
3 Russia RUS 6460 6654 194 3,00
4 Spain ESP 3173 3332 159 5,01
5 Poland POL 2106 2192 86 4,08
6 Czech Republic CZE 1513 1590 77 5,09
7 Slovakia SVK 693 767 74 10,68
8 India IND 1555 1625 70 4,50
9 Denmark DEN 618 671 53 8,58
10 Hungary HUN 1949 2001 52 2,67
11 Italy ITA 1052 1096 44 4,18
12 Austria AUT 1025 1067 42 4,10
13 Netherlands NED 844 880 36 4,27
14 Romania ROM 659 693 34 5,16
15 Belgium BEL 298 327 29 9,73
16 Portugal POR 278 307 29 10,43
17 Switzerland SUI 586 614 28 4,78
18 Brazil BRA 542 568 26 4,80
19 Georgia GEO 214 240 26 12,15
    All 51907 53451 1544 2,97

Players from Armenia have now the highest average rating - 2266,94. Players from China have the second average rating - 2253,92. I took in the consideration only countries with more than 100 players with rating.

Average Rating

P Country N Players April 2004 July 2004 Change
1 Armenia ARM 165 2263,58 2266,94 3,36
2 China CHN 306 2254,63 2253,92 -0,72
3 Argentina ARG 231 2234,43 2250,11 15,68
4 Ukraine UKR 1209 2236,77 2234,32 -2,45
5 Indonesia INA 141 2233,09 2231,69 -1,41
6 United States USA 1399 2231,45 2230,32 -1,13
7 Azerbaijan AZE 167 2228,56 2228,37 -0,20
8 Uzbekistan UZB 111 2239,93 2228,24 -11,68
9 Belarus BLR 224 2232,92 2227,34 -5,57
10 Israel ISR 561 2219,97 2218,37 -1,60
11 Georgia GEO 240 2238,30 2217,27 -21,03
12 Kazakhstan KAZ 251 2214,03 2213,31 -0,72
13 Bulgaria BUL 467 2215,67 2211,47 -4,19
14 Russia RUS 6654 2215,47 2211,14 -4,33
15 Estonia EST 126 2210,26 2210,08 -0,18
16 Myanma MYA 225 2195,00 2196,76 1,76
17 Latvia LAT 162 2197,88 2194,91 -2,96
18 Iceland ISL 161 2203,87 2194,42 -9,45
19 Netherlands NED 880 2195,41 2193,58 -1,83
20 Colombia COL 174 2195,65 2192,86 -2,79
    All 53451 2165,60 2160,51 -5,09

The greatest number of grandmasters and international masters live in Russia. However, the greatest number of FIDE masters live in Germany.

Titles

P Country N GM January 2004 GM July 2004 Ch AvR IM FM WGM WIM  
1 Russia RUS 140 142 2 2542,12 392 557 30 65  
2 Germany GER 58 57 -1 2506,58 168 567 10 30  
3 United States USA 55 56 1 2522,02 97 238 8 24  
4 Ukraine UKR 48 48 0 2544,17 157 35 14 26  
5 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 44 45 1 2472,27 102 305 10 12  
6 Hungary HUN 35 36 1 2497,94 96 158 8 13  
7 England ENG 33 33 0 2521,12 47 68 3 10  
8 Israel ISR 33 33 0 2528,64 36 44 5 6  
9 France FRA 26 26 0 2529,50 63 73 3 14  
10 Spain ESP 21 21 0 2498,67 63 119 1 7  
11 Bulgaria BUL 19 20 1 2470,85 46 5 4 9  
12 Czech Republic CZE 18 18 0 2512,06 58 64 5 9  
13 Georgia GEO 16 18 2 2511,72 22 8 8 10  
14 Poland POL 17 17 0 2529,82 77 78 5 21  
15 Croatia CRO 16 16 0 2490,56 51 89 1 6  
16 Armenia ARM 14 16 2 2561,88 19 5 0 6  
17 Romania ROM 14 14 0 2521,36 63 58 5 11  
18 Netherlands NED 14 14 0 2551,14 55 97 3 12  
19 China CHN 12 14 2 2554,86 14 20 13 6  
20 Sweden SWE 12 13 1 2515,77 33 41 0 5  
21 Argentina ARG 12 12 0 2489,25 50 24 1 7  
22 Azerbaijan AZE 11 11 0 2550,73 17 6 4 4  
    Other 208 198 -10 2519,51 708 1214 32 141  
    All 876 878 2 2520,77 2434 3873 173 454  

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