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Study of the January 2002 FIDE Rating List

By Boris Schipkov

There are 40641 players in the January FIDE Rating List. Average rating of the January FIDE Rating List is 2196,89.
The greatest number of chessplayers live in Germany - 5124. There are 4708 players with rating in Russia.

Players

P Country N Players Percent Players Percent
      Oct2001 Oct2001 Jan2002 Jan2002
1 Germany GER 4996 12,6 5124 12,6
2 Russia RUS 4578 11,5 4708 11,6
3 Spain ESP 2027 5,1 2137 5,3
4 Yugoslavia YUG 1831 4,6 1851 4,6
5 France FRA 1783 4,5 1824 4,5
6 Hungary HUN 1625 4,1 1664 4,1
7 Poland POL 1621 4,1 1629 4,0
8 United States USA 1156 2,9 1192 2,9
9 Czech Republic CZE 1154 2,9 1187 2,9
10 Ukraine UKR 899 2,3 921 2,3
11 India IND 878 2,2 894 2,2
12 Austria AUT 799 2,0 812 2,0
13 England ENG 806 2,0 808 2,0
14 Argentina ARG 760 1,9 786 1,9
15 Italy ITA 763 1,9 774 1,9
16 Romania ROM 759 1,9 769 1,9
    Other 13315 33,5 13561 33,4
    All 39750 100,0 40641 100,0

The greatest increase in number of players was in Russia, + 130.

Leading Countries in Increase of Number of Players

P Country N Oct2001 Jan2002 Increase Percent
1 Russia RUS 4578 4708 130 2,84
2 Germany GER 4996 5124 128 2,56
3 Spain ESP 2027 2137 110 5,43
4 Poland POL 1621 1664 43 2,65
5 France FRA 1783 1824 41 2,30
6 United States USA 1156 1192 36 3,11
7 Czech Republic CZE 1154 1187 33 2,86
8 Argentina ARG 760 786 26 3,42
9 Ukraine UKR 899 921 22 2,45
10 Yugoslavia YUG 1831 1851 20 1,09
11 Greece GRE 434 454 20 4,61
    Other 18511 18793 282 1,52
    All 39750 40641 891 2,24

Players from China have the highest average rating - 2276,28. Armenians have the second average rating - 2274,94. I took in the consideration only countries with more than 100 players with rating (now Philippines have only 97 players).

Average Rating

P Country N Players Oct2001 Jan2002 Change
1 China CHN 238 2275,73 2276,28 0,55
2 Armenia ARM 138 2276,92 2274,94 -1,98
3 Bosnia & Herzegovina BIH 126 2272,07 2270,56 -1,51
4 Ukraine UKR 921 2267,53 2265,25 -2,29
5 Georgia GEO 188 2259,19 2259,39 0,20
6 Belarus BLR 215 2254,83 2253,00 -1,83
7 Azerbaijan AZE 138 2256,41 2252,71 -3,70
8 Indonesia INA 119 2249,00 2249,92 0,92
9 Russia RUS 4708 2244,76 2243,99 -0,77
10 Iceland ISL 125 2242,87 2242,64 -0,23
11 United States USA 1192 2243,48 2241,32 -2,16
12 Bulgaria BUL 417 2237,77 2238,17 0,40
13 Israel ISR 463 2238,64 2236,75 -1,89
14 Kazakhstan KAZ 189 2233,07 2228,74 -4,33
15 Netherlands NED 612 2227,87 2227,33 -0,55
16 Colombia COL 142 2219,18 2219,46 0,28
17 Estonia EST 115 2219,98 2218,25 -1,73
18 Latvia LAT 121 2219,53 2217,40 -2,13
19 Iran IRI 128 2215,94 2214,20 -1,75
20 Peru PER 108 2213,54 2214,19 0,64
    All 40641 2198,40 2196,89 -1,51

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