FIDE historical ratings

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.

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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.


Earlier files

These files were added January 2008:-

See FIDE Historical Ratings 1971-74 for more information on their source.

Midyear files

These files were added February 2008:-


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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