Countries with the Top Chess Players

Name the countries that have at least 3 players ranked in the top 100 of world chess.
As of February 24, 2020
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Last updated: February 24, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2016
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Country
24
Russia
9
China
9
United States
7
Ukraine
5
United Kingdom
4
Armenia
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Country
4
Azerbaijan
4
Hungary
4
India
3
France
3
Spain
3
Germany
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2016
My main take away from this is that the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc was mad into chess.
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Level 82
Sep 6, 2016
Knowing that, I only missed one answer.
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Level 71
Mar 3, 2017
I knew that, but still didn't bother trying Armenia/Azerbaijan. Impressive!

...poor Georgia

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Level 77
Mar 3, 2017
I typed Azerbaijan first because of Garry Kasparov in the picture, but I had no idea they had 5 top 100 players right now.
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Level 40
Mar 3, 2017
Not knowing that, I only missed Israel
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Level 69
Feb 14, 2019
@Yamaneko Kasparov was indeed born in Baku, but he played for Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. If he is counted at all (he's not active anymore, after all), I think he is counted as a Russian.
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Level 69
Mar 3, 2017
Tried all the European parts of USSR, missed both Armenia and Azerbaijan :-
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Level 81
Feb 25, 2020
Well, we know what they do all winter cooped up in the Caucasus Mountains. Guys, that's not what your women mean by "a real player".
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Level 65
Apr 17, 2020
I'd let you watch. I would invite you,

but the queens we use would not excite you.

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Level 68
Feb 29, 2020
Armenia was the first country I guessed, as I learned a while ago that chess is taught in schools there (to help children learn strategic and logic skills).
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Level 26
Dec 2, 2016
Where is Norway
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Level 79
Dec 28, 2016
In Europe. But seriously, only countries with 3 or more players ranked. Carlsen might be the top player, but he's the only Norwegian in the top 100, so Norway doesn't meet the cut.
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Level 61
Mar 3, 2017
I thought Carlsen was Danish?
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Level 80
Oct 1, 2020
^That's Carlsberg. I don't know what FIDE's official beverage is, but I'd be surprised if it's that.
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Level 55
Mar 3, 2017
Missed Israel
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Level 56
Mar 3, 2017
So did the Iranians in their missile test.
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Level 57
May 3, 2017
lol good one
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Level 69
Apr 17, 2020
So Israel has dropped off the list. Did someone die, or play worse?
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Level 82
Aug 24, 2020
play worse i think, emil sutovsky is now at 106
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Level 62
Mar 3, 2017
10/10 but that's just because I'm a chess buff.
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Level 68
Sep 6, 2019
I was recently in St. Louis and got to visit the World Chess Hall of Fame. Not a big museum but it was fun to say I'd been there and they do have the world's biggest chess piece. It's actually made out of wood and is quite well-varnished and beautiful as an outdoor art object.
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Level 79
Apr 18, 2020
I'm from Missouri and had no idea that is located in St. Louis. I knew the Bowling Hall of Fame used to be located there but I think it moved to Texas. Thanks for the info. I'll see that my granddaughter visits there. She's into chess.
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Level 30
Apr 22, 2017
Magnus Carlsen is the #1 in the world, and he's from Norway.
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Level 67
Feb 25, 2020
Cool.
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Level 66
Feb 12, 2018
too bad the Czech Republic didn't make the list
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2020
They have 2 players in the top 100. Just one more!
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
I ll move and sign up
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Level 82
Mar 16, 2020
They've been trying to make the list, but keep getting put into czech mate. ;)
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Level 51
Apr 6, 2019
My Azerbaijani bois finally made it into a list woop also rip Georgia
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Level 68
May 29, 2019
If the first thing you typed wasn't Russia...what are you doing?
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Level 63
Feb 25, 2020
I don't know anything about big shot chess players so my first guess was China. Can't go wrong with that.
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Level 70
Mar 1, 2020
This must be the first Jetpunk quiz I've ever seen when the photo clue is the least guessed answer.
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Level 37
Apr 1, 2020
I am the only 'ChessPlayer' in here ;)
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Level 15
Apr 9, 2020
haha 'OhWow' ;)
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Level 15
Apr 13, 2020
'hahaha'
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Level 78
Apr 19, 2020
This is hilarious! I prefer 'lighter' humor.
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Level 15
May 4, 2020
Seriously, 'whatisthis'?
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Level 15
May 4, 2020
is this 'trending'?
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Level 65
Aug 24, 2020
It is, in Hollywood anyway
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Level 65
Apr 17, 2020
Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerds.
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Level 55
Apr 17, 2020
not too bad except for Azerbaijan and Armenia. Did not see the Caucasus being a hotbed of chess.
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Level 64
Oct 8, 2020
I've got UK because I tried to type Ukraine :D

Not the first time and probably not the last