The amazons of chess!

At present there are fifteen women with more than 2500, of whom two, Humpy Koneru and Judit Polgar, are rated more than 2600.
Russia has the strongest female team in depth with four players in the list whereas no other country has more than two.

RankingNameCountryRating (July 1st)Rating (May 1st)rating (1st March)Career Highest
1Judit Polgar HUN2682268226822735
2Humpy Koneru IND2600262226222623
3Hou YifanCHN2577258925702590
4Tatiana Kosintseva RUS2562253425242562
5Antoaneta Stefanova BUL2560256025552560
6Nadezhda Kosintseva RUS2551255325542554
7Kateryna Lahno UKR2535252725182535
8Anna Muzychuk SLO2527252925332542
9Viktorija Cmilyte LTU2527251424852527
10Marie Sebag FRA2519252425062533
11Alexandra Kosteniuk RUS2519251925242540
12Pia Cramling SWE2517253625232550
13Maia Chiburdanidze GEO2514251425142560
14Dronavalli Harika IND2504249124732504
15Natalija Pogonina RUS2501250124962501

Seven of these have at present their career highest rating, noting that curiously Pogonina has achieved 2501 seven times without ever going any higher!

Judit Polgar has been the World's highest ranked female 42 times and is currently 54th on the 'mixed' rating list.

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