|The highest FIDE rating
ever published was that of ex-World Champion GM Gary Kasparov on
the July 1999 and January 2000 list. The rating was 2851! Only 7 players
in history have gone over the 2800
mark: Fischer, Kasparov,
Kramnik, Topalov, Anand, Carlson and new addition Aronian. In
the entire history of the FIDE rating system, only 48 players,
sometimes called "Super-Grandmasters"
have achieved a peek rating of 2700
or more! GM Judit Polgar
is the only woman on that list.