FIDE historical ratings were originally released on Chess Informant's Chess Is Chess CD; click here for our August 2001 review of the CD. The source text files from the CD were graciously supplied by Chess Informant in December 2003.
Permission to load the files to this site was granted by FIDE, the World Chess Federation. FIDE qualified its permission, saying 'FIDE endorsement can follow only after a thorough check with written records.'
The files are provided 'as is'. Except for random comparisons with various sources, they have not been thoroughly checked.
1975-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 15k 1976-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 17k 1977-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 19k 1978-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 20k 1979-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 24k 1980-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 28k 1981-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 32k 1982-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 36k 1983-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 40k 1984-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 40k 1985-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 44k 1986-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 46k 1987-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 49k 1988-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 56k 1989-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 64k 1990-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:06 72k 1991-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:07 128k 1992-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:07 137k 1993-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:07 159k 1994-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:07 182k 1995-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:07 212k 1996-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:08 245k 1997-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:08 279k 1998-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:08 253k 1999-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:09 498k 2000-01.zip 19-Feb-2004 05:10 607k
The file names are in YYYY-MM format; 1975-01 means the file contains data from the January 1975 rating list. Files more recent than the year 2000 are available on the FIDE site.
These files were added January 2008:-
1971.zip 1972.zip 1973.zip 1974.zip
See FIDE Historical Ratings 1971-74 for more information on their source.
These files were added February 2008:-
1990-07.zip 1991-07.zip 1992-07.zip 1993-07.zip 1994-07.zip 1995-07.zip 1996-07.zip 1997-07.zip 1998-07.zip 1999-07.zip 2000-07.zip
For discussion of the sources of this data etc., see:-
World Chess Championship Blog: Showing posts with label Ratings.
For discussion of the content of the data, see:-
Chess for All Ages: Showing posts with label Ratings.
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