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Update: The answer currently doesn't include countries and other trivia like in the original one. Please consider posting an answer with at least the countries or editing current answer to include these. I actually did include countries in my example with Judit Polgar, so I'll consider the current answer incomplete...unless we get an answer here: List of female chess players by peak FIDE rating with countries?


There is a Wiki list is for all of the top-rated FIDE chess players. But where is the list of top female chess players by peak FIDE rating?

I'll start:

1 - Hungary - Judit Polgar - 2735 - 2005-07 - 1976 - N/A - first and only female player so far to achieve 2700+ rating

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The raw data which could be used to extract this information is available on the FIDE website (from 2001) and the Olimpbase website (before 2001). What you will need to do is clean the data (the older the data the more "dirty" it is), construct a relational database and insert the data. Then you will be able to use SQL to search the database for the data you want.

Having done this, here is a list of the top female players of all time above 2500 appearing in the periodic FIDE rating lists (i.e. not the live list, because that data is not available to us)

FullName Max Period

  1. Polgar, Judit 2735 7/2005, 10/2005
  2. Hou, Yifan 2686 3/2015, 5/2015
  3. Koneru, Humpy 2623 7/2009
  4. Muzychuk, Anna 2606 7/2012, 8/2012
  5. Ju, Wenjun 2604 3/2017
  6. Goryachkina, Aleksandra 2593 2/2021
  7. Kosintseva, Tatiana 2581 11/2020
  8. Zhao, Xue 2579 9/2013, 10/2013
  9. Polgar, Zsuzsa 2577 1/2005 ->
  10. Kosintseva, Nadezhda 2576 11/2010
  11. Xie, Jun 2574 1/2008 ->
  12. Dzagnidze, Nana 2573 6/2015 - 10/2015
  13. Muzychuk, Mariya 2563 3/2016, 4-6/2019
  14. Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2561 1/2018, 2/2018
  15. Lahno, Kateryna 2560 12/2018 - 2/2019
  16. Galliamova, Alisa 2560 7/1998
  17. Stefanova, Antoaneta 2560 1/2003, 5-7/2010
  18. Chiburdanidze, Maia 2560 1/1988
  19. Cramling, Pia 2550 10/2008
  20. Gunina, Valentina 2548 6-7/2015
  21. Zhu, Chen 2548 1/2008
  22. Lei, Tingjie 2545 3/2018
  23. Harika, Dronavalli 2543 11-12/2016
  24. Cmilyte, Viktorija 2542 6/2017
  25. Sebag, Marie 2537 3/2013
  26. Zatonskih, Anna 2537 5/2011
  27. Khotenashvili, Bela 2531 6/2013
  28. Tan, Zhongyi 2530 3-4/2016
  29. Batsiashvili, Nino 2528 3/2018
  30. Danielian, Elina 2521 7/2011
  31. Ioseliani, Nana 2520 7/1977
  32. Saduakassova, Dinara 2519 1/2020
  33. Xu, Yuhua 2517 4/2006 - 7/2007
  34. Paehtz, Elisabeth 2513 9-10/2018
  35. Wang, Lei 2512 10/2001
  36. Hoang, Thanh Trang 2511 11/2013 - 2/2014
  37. Pogonina, Natalija 2508 7/2014
  38. Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina 2507 7/2001
  39. Zhu, Jiner 2507 10/2019
  40. Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan 2506 7/2009
  41. Wang, Pin 2506 10/2000
  42. Polgar, Sofia 2505 7/1998
  43. Girya, Olga 2505 9/2017
  44. Socko, Monika 2505 4/2008
  45. Ruan, Lufei 2503 1/2014
  46. Mkrtchian, Lilit 2503 1-3/2010
  47. Matveeva, Svetlana 2502 1/2004
  48. Krush, Irina 2502 10-11/2013
  49. Ushenina, Anna 2502 7/2007
  50. Qin, Kanying 2501 7/2000
  51. Skripchenko, Almira 2501 1-4/2003
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  • Are you sure about Skripchenko, Almira 2501 1-4/2003 ? It says on wiki 'Peak rating 2498 (January 2002)' maybe not updated?
    – BCLC
    Sep 3 at 0:46

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