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Study of the July 2002 FIDE Rating List

By Boris Schipkov

There are 40464 players in the July FIDE Rating List. Average rating of the July FIDE Rating List is 2193,6.
The greatest number of chessplayers live in Germany - 5413. There are 5049 players with rating in Russia.

Players

P Country N Players Percent Players Percent
      Apr2002 Apr2002 Jul2002 Jul2002
1 Germany GER 5240 12,7 5413 13,4
2 Russia RUS 4869 11,8 5049 12,5
3 Spain ESP 2182 5,3 2259 5,6
4 France FRA 1859 4,5 1927 4,8
5 Yugoslavia YUG 1864 4,5 1878 4,6
6 Poland POL 1676 4,0 1698 4,2
7 Hungary HUN 1636 4,0 1654 4,1
8 United States USA 1214 2,9 1226 3,0
9 Czech Republic CZE 1200 2,9 1215 3,0
10 India IND 948 2,3 975 2,4
11 Ukraine UKR 936 2,3 961 2,4
12 Austria AUT 824 2,0 867 2,1
13 England ENG 818 2,0 833 2,1
14 Romania ROM 780 1,9 789 1,9
15 Italy ITA 784 1,9 786 1,9
    Other 14578 35,2 12934 32,0
    All 41408 100,0 40464 100,0

The greatest increase in number of players was in Russia, + 180. There are 124 countries in July 2002 FIDE Rating List. A number of countries decreased on 25.
- Curiouser and curiouser! - cried Alice (ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND).

Leading Countries in Increase of Number of Players

P Country N Apr2002 Jul2002 Increase Percent
1 Russia RUS 4869 5049 180 3,70
2 Germany GER 5240 5413 173 3,30
3 Spain ESP 2182 2259 77 3,53
4 France FRA 1859 1927 68 3,66
5 Austria AUT 824 867 43 5,22
6 Slovakia SVK 532 562 30 5,64
7 India IND 948 975 27 2,85
8 Ukraine UKR 936 961 25 2,67
9 Poland POL 1676 1698 22 1,31
10 Kazakhstan KAZ 190 212 22 11,58
11 Egypt EGY 204 223 19 9,31
12 Hungary HUN 1636 1654 18 1,10
    Other 20312 18664 -1648 -8,11
    All 41408 40464 -944 -2,28

Players from China have the highest average rating - 2272. Ukrainians have the second average rating - 2262,97. I took in the consideration only countries with more than 100 players with rating.

Average Rating

P Country N Players Apr2002 Jul2002 Change
1 China CHN 253 2276,22 2272,00 -4,22
2 Ukraine UKR 961 2264,84 2262,97 -1,87
3 Georgia GEO 192 2261,54 2257,40 -4,14
4 Indonesia INA 119 2250,18 2250,65 0,46
5 Russia RUS 5049 2242,47 2241,39 -1,08
6 United States USA 1226 2241,50 2241,32 -0,19
7 Iceland ISL 127 2241,43 2240,69 -0,74
8 Bulgaria BUL 423 2236,72 2234,89 -1,83
9 Israel ISR 484 2234,81 2234,67 -0,14
10 Kazakhstan KAZ 212 2229,18 2224,06 -5,13
11 Netherlands NED 658 2222,39 2222,60 0,21
12 Colombia COL 145 2221,82 2221,21 -0,61
13 Latvia LAT 131 2219,51 2219,80 0,29
14 Estonia EST 117 2217,11 2217,90 0,79
15 Iran IRI 144 2210,21 2211,90 1,69
16 Peru PER 115 2212,09 2210,77 -1,32
17 Norway NOR 236 2209,53 2208,89 -0,64
18 Myanma MYA 204 2207,97 2207,97 0,00
19 Yugoslavia YUG 1878 2208,20 2207,91 -0,29
20 Finland FIN 259 2205,63 2206,19 0,55
    All 40464 2195,94 2193,60 -2,34

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 Oct01 GM Jul02 Ch AvR GM IM FM WGM WIM
1 Russia RUS 122 121 -1 2548,45 340 376 31 59
2 United States USA 51 52 1 2512,10 87 211 6 25
3 Germany GER 50 51 1 2508,08 157 515 11 22
4 Yugoslavia YUG 42 42 0 2473,26 96 283 11 11
5 Ukraine UKR 38 41 3 2538,80 133 24 14 21
6 Hungary HUN 29 31 2 2492,45 91 140 12 14
7 England ENG 33 31 -2 2526,58 45 61 5 10
8 Israel ISR 30 30 0 2527,93 35 35 6 6
9 France FRA 23 24 1 2535,88 45 69 2 13
10 Spain ESP 18 18 0 2493,72 53 85 0 5
11 Bulgaria BUL 20 18 -2 2472,00 47 5 5 8
12 Czech Republic CZE 16 16 0 2509,19 51 48 5 7
13 Croatia CRO 15 16 1 2502,13 40 91 1 5
14 Poland POL 13 15 2 2530,53 67 60 8 16
15 Netherlands NED 12 14 2 2560,86 47 85 4 9
16 Georgia GEO 13 14 1 2515,50 17 3 13 13
17 Romania ROM 12 12 0 2522,67 60 80 9 15
18 Sweden SWE 12 12 0 2520,42 31 41 1 4
19 China CHN 10 11 1 2574,82 14 20 12 8
    Other 209 162 -47 2513,93 625 1024 32 117
    All 768 731 -37 2519,63 2081 3256 188 388

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