The USA seems to be having a chess revival at the moment spearheaded by Hikaru Nakamura who seems to be going from strength to strength. Gata Kamsky has also found a second wind, with a string of good results including of course his defeat of Veselin Topalov in Kazan.
The USA is officially the ninth strongest nation in the FIDE rankings.
Here are the top twenty active US players.
|7||Hess, Robert L||g||2601||1991|
|11||Christiansen, Larry M||g||2575||1956|
|12||Kaidanov, Gregory S||g||2574||1959|
|15||Becerra Rivero, Julio||g||2555||1973|
Of these Nakamura is considered to be 8th in the World, Kamsky 18th and Onischuk 67th.
As for Women, the US is ranked seventh.
Zatonskih has recently shot up to 7th, Krush is 28th and Goletiani 95th in the world rankings.