Which chess players will be ranked as No. 1 player in the world at any point in their life?
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48%
Dommaraju Gukesh
44%
Arjun Erigaisi
36%
Nodirbek Abdusattorov
36%
R Praggnanandhaa
35%
Fabiano Caruana
33%
Alireza Firouzja
17%
Vincent Keymer
16%
Ding Liren
10%
Ian Nepomniachtchi
9%
Hikaru Nakamura

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FIDE_chess_world_number_ones

Since the FIDE rating list inception there was a total of seven players holding the number one spot at any point in their careers, as of April 2024. Which other players will manage to join the club?

  • Anyone is welcome to add answers, duplicates will be removed.

  • Only the rating list considered the most "respectable" will be taken into account, which today (2024) is the FIDE Standard rating.

  • Will be resolved Yes the moment the respective player becomes worlds No. 1, and No the moment a player is both at least 50 years old and is retired, or, well, if a player dies earlier.

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