Current Prodigy Watchlist

Current Prodigy Watchlist

 

This is our list of young players whose current rating is one of the 50 highest ratings ever achieved at or before that player’s current age. The “Prodigy Rank” column shows exactly where that player ranks for his or her age.

As with all of our Prodigy Watch data, this list comes with a few caveats. The rank is within our existing data set, which is not guaranteed to be 100% complete. The younger the players we are discussing, the more likely there are to be others who were rated higher at a younger age, that are not yet in our database. As always, if you believe you know of players who should be in our database, but are not, please contact us with the name and we’ll add them in!

The maximum age to be included in this list (updated as of the July, 2016 FIDE ratings list, ages are as of 1/1/2016) is 19. If you’re older than 19, FIDE no longer considers you a “junior”, and we no longer consider you a “prodigy”. If you’re still earning a high “prodigy rank” beyond the age of 19, it just means you’re one of the best players in the world. Not the best “for your age”, but just overall. Prodigy status is no longer relevant at that point – sorry Magnus!

FIDE ID Player Name Age Rating Federation July Prodigy Rank January 2016
14205483 Javokhir Sindarov 10.56 2374 UZB 2 13
25059530 R Praggnanandhaa 10.89 2429 IND 2 17
8603405 Wei Yi 17.08 2696 CHN 3 2
34155748 Ilya Makoveev 10.16 2225 RUS 4 6
2047640 Jeffery Xiong 15.67 2641 USA 4 12
1444948 Jonas Bjerre 12.01 2396 DEN 6 146
12573981 Alireza Firouzja 13.04 2481 IRI 6 6
14204118 Nodirbek Abdusattorov 11.78 2375 UZB 7 1
12940690 Vincent Keymer 11.62 2341 GER 8 5
2040506 Samuel Sevian 15.51 2595 USA 10 10
2070901 John M Burke 15.00 2571 USA 11 3
25092340 Nihal Sarin 11.97 2358 IND 13 37
1170546 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 18.18 2671 POL 14 14
2056437 Awonder Liang 13.23 2430 USA 19 18
24101605 Vladislav Artemiev 18.32 2653 RUS 19 11
2061074 Ruifeng Li 14.80 2535 USA 21 38
1226380 Bogdan-Daniel Deac 14.73 2520 ROU 24 34
14129574 Kirill Shevchenko 13.77 2443 UKR 27 50
35042025 Aditya Mittal 10.50 2141 IND 28 64
24175439 Andrey Esipenko 14.28 2477 RUS 29 50
30911370 Justin Wang 11.50 2242 USA 33 67
1039784 Jorden Van Foreest 17.17 2584 NED 41 55
5084423 Aryan Chopra 14.72 2483 IND 42 44
712779 Benjamin Gledura 16.99 2574 HUN 43 77
46616543 Gukesh D 10.50 2092 IND 45 35
1510045 Aryan Tari 17.08 2571 NOR 45 45