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Middle East, North Africa, Greater Arabia Ratings Table


Note: the ratings of players with low 'Experience' figures (especially less than 400) should be regarded as provisional. How ratings are calculated.

RankNameCountryBMAB no.BMAB titleLast 300 PRBMAB exp.RatingExperience
1Art BenjaminUnited States00403Master M14.38765291,684.14750
2Amir KaramiIran 01086Master M14.64232001,674.22200
3Yasin OkalTurkey00471Master M13.92641301,670.65130
4Mikayel VardanyanRussian Federation00343Grandmaster G24.17476811,655.52703
5Michihito KageyamaJapan00108Grandmaster G02.968815071,652.391680
6Dorel LeonRomania00561Master M14.68235161,645.20562
7Oliver SquireUnited Kingdom00555Grandmaster G23.558115381,644.641687
8Saleh FarjallahLebanon00701Advanced A28.33651831,640.45183
9Andy Abi HaidarLebanon0094310.2893451,640.1345
10Ali NazeriIran 00304Advanced A27.58691321,638.82144
11Cuneyt Argun GencTurkey00472Grandmaster G33.79722211,634.83232
12Shahab M GargashUnited Arab Emirates0098914.1786561,633.7656
13Benjamin LundDenmark00400Grandmaster G23.413331401,633.583254
14Sina JorjaniIran 011095.1944681,631.2668
15Patrick GebeiliFrance00744Advanced A16.66204571,628.50457
16Steve SaxUnited States00169Grandmaster G24.165754761,625.235592
17Jürgen OrlowskiGermany006544.8096421,622.06185
18Tim CrossUnited Kingdom00134Grandmaster G23.909059081,621.515908
19Kamran SharifiIran 004125.5741661,614.0266
20Johan NorbergSweden00674Master M25.26517151,611.37744
21Johan HuyckBelgium00296Master M14.61969981,610.541188
22Saeed MousaviIran 00187Advanced A17.06163271,608.20327
23Ricardo MalasLebanon009678.4255801,604.71170
24Salar RasoolzadehIran 001921,601.14160
25Paul KaramLebanon0070510.9913441,598.7944
26Anis SamahaLebanon008169.0166721,595.9472
27Dagfinn H. SnarheimNorway00618Grandmaster G13.222311491,594.481213
28Carlos Abou AbsiLebanon008148.9920541,594.4054
29Sajed AbbasiIran 002791,592.0680
30Elias KritikosNorway00619Grandmaster G23.71979881,591.311010
31Victor AshkenaziUnited States00201Grandmaster G03.347520911,590.682131
32Sander LylloffDenmark00809Grandmaster G12.97563221,590.26405
33Joe BernabaLebanon00700Grandmaster G34.03491961,586.92196
34Masayuki MochizukiJapan00110Super Grandmaster S22.422637131,586.533814
35Thomas TenlandSweden00307Grandmaster G02.669013621,586.471430
36John O'HaganUnited States00252Grandmaster G23.482041571,585.114187
37Mikael WesterlundSweden01172Master M14.48131001,582.67113
38Ali VafadarIran 006555.6370651,580.3665
39Jalil KhaliliIran 00178Master M25.04707521,578.24752
40Amir GolegolabIran 00401Grandmaster G33.66352791,576.15279
41Alaattin OzaltunTurkey00475Master M25.21461211,575.97121
42Rainer BirkleGermany00903Master M25.37702961,574.39327
43Marc OlsenDenmark00143Grandmaster G23.61416681,573.25744
44Phil PerelmuterUnited States00806Advanced A28.16679981,572.91998
45Irshad KhanPakistan0089312.7650491,571.7149
46Erhan YenisenTurkey00470Master M13.90231211,571.48130
47Milad KhalvandiIran 00871Master M14.15073571,571.06357
48Amir EshraghiIran 00177Grandmaster G23.458513061,569.841315
49Milad MomeniIran 00410Advanced A17.44911321,569.53132
50Nick BlasierUnited States00369Master M14.818317821,569.361812
51Caner CetinTurkey00808Grandmaster G33.81161611,569.04161
52Hassan MokdadLebanon00745Advanced A38.57881901,567.83199
53Klaus SwitonDenmark00229Master M35.61604351,565.72595
54İbrahim KaracaTurkey00476Master M25.12395501,564.67563
55Smbat PogosyanArmenia008886.6079631,564.1063
56Sebastian WilkinsonUnited Kingdom00185Grandmaster G12.987015391,562.041648
57Karen DavisUnited States00345Master M26.816033551,560.003501
58Chris RogersUnited Kingdom00138Master M14.52715031,559.731248
59Umur ArasTurkey00811Master M14.78911891,558.56211
60Nima ArdalanIran 00757Master M14.71061451,557.96145
61Sanguli AmirovUnknown Country1,557.7518
62Hazhir AttariIran 00874Master M14.08572231,556.53223
63Zdeněk ŽižkaCzechia00167Grandmaster G02.79749011,554.381033
64Talat BağıbalaTurkey0073211.7508701,551.3070
65Stepan NuniyantsUnited States1,549.57219
66Farhad HeydariIran 00758Master M26.18932651,549.28265
67Tore Eklund FredriksenNorway00632Master M13.72731141,549.12127
68Ali Cetin BeleneTurkey00469Grandmaster G02.73374681,546.89468
69Nevzat DoganDenmark012114.7978551,545.28116
70Mahmoud AbbasiIran 007565.7498281,544.9128
71Dincer GunesUnknown Country011714.5168351,543.7779
72Roohollah Amiri AndyIran 00176Grandmaster G33.87148011,542.90801
73Giti OmidiIran 0065916.3545551,539.8555
74Mohammadreza Moienfar1,539.3911
75Simon BargetUnited Kingdom00153Grandmaster G33.73603601,538.75613
76Jakob RasmussenDenmark00715Grandmaster G13.045415191,538.221519
77Houshidar IldariIran 001881,537.5169
78Ihsan EstepeTurkey1,536.409
79Avni ErdogrucaTurkey1,536.289
80Aykut KeskinUnknown Country1,536.219
81Murat TopcuTurkey1,535.929
82David PresserIsrael00121Grandmaster G23.40662281,535.68235
83Roger HaidarBrazil0098815.2573561,535.3556
84Neser KorkmazUnknown Country1,533.449
85Andre Abi HaidarUnknown Country1,533.329
86Kerim LokmanUnknown Country1,532.699
87Fati̇h Belli̇ci̇Unknown Country1,532.649
88Alp YilmazUnknown Country1,532.359
89Sebahattin GokUnknown Country1,532.319
90Farid Al ChaktiLebanon0074211.1682371,532.2537
91Joseph AbboudLebanon0070712.2793621,532.1562
92Sergey DmoryanUnknown Country1,531.329
93Lili EsmaeiliIran 0066013.1095551,531.2855
94Jamil DaouLebanon00883Advanced A39.01091121,530.90112
95Heval Cemal KumetUnknown Country1,530.097
96Anthony SuccarLebanon009397.243491,530.009
96Ghassan YoussefLebanon0094615.084691,530.009
98Mehmet CakiciWBGF00860Master M25.42282611,529.96268
99Cem CirakogluTurkey1,529.849
100Shahrooz ZareiIran 001801,529.7433
101Marcus ReinhardGermany00688Grandmaster G23.740511681,528.981214
102Gaz OwenUnited Kingdom00156Grandmaster G23.40035141,528.23996
103Mohammadreza MoeinfarIran 00190Master M14.98442001,526.49453
104Dirk SchiemannGermany00117Grandmaster G02.74885601,526.41618
105Mustafa GuneralpUnknown Country1,526.347
106Bakar MatikashviliGeorgia008104.7535981,526.21138
107Arthur BraakxNetherlands1,525.827
108Jon Kristian RøysetNorway00648Master M14.64601231,525.16235
109Rune FærevågNorway00629Master M14.56168341,524.23944
110T. Ucarer1,523.365
111Kamyar Karimi1,521.3055
112Nihal El BeainoLebanon00890Intermediate I315.49481051,518.56105
113Fernando NeumarkArgentina00613Master M14.11291331,518.39177
114Amirali TavakoliIran 00840Grandmaster G34.47104761,517.72489
115Thomas MyhrDenmark00150Grandmaster G13.205531221,517.003242
116Mehdi AsdaghiIran 009284.3943771,515.9477
117Roland SahlénSweden00501Grandmaster G23.56928831,512.14901
118Farhang ShahidaraIran 00306Master M14.71586171,512.12617
119Cihangir ÇetinelTurkey00846Master M36.34803031,510.93332
120Shahin NejatIran 00873Grandmaster G34.35923401,509.59340
121Didi1,509.3322
122Saed KashaniIran 01111Master M36.54701341,509.02134
123Siroos RaziIran 010905.8809661,508.7366
124Aykut UzelTurkey008125.4177981,508.59124
125Mostafa ZamiriIran 00872Master M14.44173221,508.06322
126Garo KutnerianUnknown Country1,507.8418
127Aidin MehtarIran 00285Advanced A17.55573191,507.28319
128David KlausaUnited States00616Master M14.954911821,506.981277
129Bahareh TalaeiIran 002831,506.3214
130Albert StegUnited States00504Master M14.815513111,505.161961
131Geir PedersenNorway00620Grandmaster G34.00256701,503.31670
132Joe KarkourLebanon007399.4773911,503.1691
133Maan HachemLebanon009406.1747361,502.7036
134Habib KhalilLebanon0094512.0214181,502.5018
135Sharif HashemLebanon007387.8601421,500.2242
136Ozan ÖzgürTurkey00728Master M14.15391331,499.99133
137Nosrat MovafaghIran 010874.9083661,499.8566
138Erkan NayirTurkey1,499.4816
139Masoud FarvareshiIran 00836Master M14.18072511,498.93260
140Raoof GhasemkarimiIran 00841Master M25.75062611,498.86261
141Mohammad GhorbaniIran 012168.2614661,497.7766
142Joseph HelouLebanon0094412.1775181,497.5018
143Hasret BekarTurkey1,497.4622
144Omid AlijaniIran 009274.7587561,495.6356
145Omid IrannejadIran 006629.2966661,494.5266
146Ziad AmineLebanon00887Intermediate I314.13961051,493.69105
147Joe ChihaLebanon0081510.4482721,493.0172
148Tony DiamantidisGreece00714Advanced A17.61962441,489.83305
149Hamidreza ShahrokhiIran 001931,489.47292
150Feza DiyarbekirTurkey00478Master M36.10491341,487.71134
151Hans Marius EiksethNorway00623Grandmaster G34.14486431,486.88669
152Peter Van RooijNetherlands00867Grandmaster G33.80774121,485.79412
153Poorya MahootiIran 00834Master M35.57741191,485.68119
154Andreas SausengAustria00787Master M36.02395251,484.01675
155Rony SadekLebanon0070813.8220891,483.6389
156Fady AsmarLebanon00706Intermediate I110.48661161,479.70125
157Arash AfroozianIran 00755Grandmaster G33.71996441,478.52644
158Ozkin1,478.165
159Mehrdad JeyranzadehIran 00838Master M25.91631851,478.06185
160Naim Onur TezmenTurkey1,476.049
161Peiman ShahrpouriUnknown Country1,475.699
162Krasimira ZlatinoviaUnknown Country1,475.487
163Stephen NelsonUnknown Country1,475.469
164Recep UralTurkey1,474.127
165Reza RajabiIran 00656Master M35.75354121,473.92412
166Mohammad Amin ShaUnknown Country1,473.217
167Parviz KhaliliIran 1,473.219
168Gamze Demirkol OzdagUnknown Country1,472.979
169Emrullah CosarTurkey1,472.5739
170Jihad NasrLebanon0104714.633691,472.369
171Bogac SihogluUnknown Country1,472.029
172Reza BarmayehvarTurkey1,471.109
173Shahrouz Zarei1,470.5311
174Fady ChoucairLebanon009478.940791,470.009
175Mustafa Kemal ArslanUnknown Country1,469.539
176Jeremy SherrUnknown Country1,469.219
177Meisam AbbasiIran 002781,469.0687
178Oktay KurhanTurkey1,468.899
179Soroush AsadiIran 002801,467.837
180Mohammadhosein EbrahimiIran 00413Master M14.92985351,466.68535
181Mustafa Neset AltuntaşTurkey00473Master M25.00581211,466.18121
182Mehdi RazmjoeiIran 00835Master M14.56702511,463.49251
183Mohammad Davood DavaeiIran 0028611.1348661,463.2766
184Ayman HamadehLebanon00891Advanced A39.32381821,461.22182
185Ido LeviIsrael00502Grandmaster G33.88381771,460.37177
186Mohammadamin ShafeiIran 004115.9651661,459.7266
187Kaveh FarahaniIran 00837Master M14.83492511,459.58251
188Mehdi MoghadamIran 009317.4031561,458.9056
189Hossein AghiliIran 00481Master M14.21717011,456.54712
190Ali Al BaidhaniIraq0099119.7558561,454.7156
191Eva ŽižkováCzechia001685.0586701,453.66487
192Masoud AghdamIran 00174Advanced A39.14344041,453.36404
193Dori RadyLebanon007467.3289701,452.7870
194Mais MohammedCanada0089214.4454561,452.5656
195Nariman RezapourIran 00932Master M14.73121221,451.62122
196Morteza KhajehoseiniIran 010885.9258661,450.5566
197Kian GhodsIran 00281Master M25.02464261,450.36426
198Cristian GhenaRomania007409.3987281,450.0028
199Pat Keene1,449.4418
200Vladimir AndonovicNorth Macedonia0088614.7546561,449.1156
201Alexander KhandinRussian Federation003416.2701421,447.84118
202Pouria MahoutiIran 00303Advanced A28.51681321,447.43132
203Saman GhahremaniIran 012175.4144661,446.8166
204Uriel Ben Mihael1,446.6943
205Fuat ErdagTurkey1,446.5118
206Burak ÇulhacıTurkey0073101,446.38339
207Mohammadreza AminiIran 00175Master M14.49171221,446.06155
208Mario WakimLebanon010329.3085181,445.1018
209Ali SaglamTurkey00847Master M35.69741471,444.26163
210Fadi NseiryLebanon0094110.7563181,443.2318
211Ali Al DaftariIraq00737Intermediate I212.43561241,443.16133
212Navid RohaniIran 012185.5453661,441.7566
213Pascal MassoudLebanon0096913.2086181,440.9318
214Fady NseiryLebanon0103310.3024181,440.6418
215Bulent BaharTurkey00474Master M25.20041211,437.95135
216Amir MojtabaviIran 00191Advanced A39.88961671,436.69167
217Heribert LindnerGermany00590Master M36.61301301,434.77200
218Maryam FahimiIran 006618.1125661,434.5566
219Toni BernabaLebanon00499Master M13.15871421,431.97319
220Thomas KazemiehGermany011705.3484351,431.79113
221Alireza SarabiIran 00528Master M35.57051001,430.27117
222Jessica RaadLebanon0070919.7210351,427.2535
223Jean Abi HaidarLebanon00703Advanced A17.05431251,425.89134
224Ashkan YahyazadehIran 00284Master M25.66451321,422.92160
225Francoise CrosbiePhilippines00992Intermediate I314.76451121,422.75112
226Rabieh AdnanLebanon00743Advanced A28.54871471,416.29156
227Pedram KiasiIran 009304.5767561,413.3056
228Edris AshhadiIran 00839Master M14.52631191,413.20119
229Saeed JafariIran 009295.8886561,412.4656
230Moore WisenerIreland00747Advanced A39.77061691,412.30169
231Peter HallbergDenmark00311Master M36.058921391,411.722169
232Hesam SoleimaniIran 001791,411.2072
233Neil WilliamsUnited Kingdom0099013.2916561,407.0456
234Karim Abou AbsiLebanon00704Advanced A39.00321161,404.22116
235Ali BagheriIran 00482Advanced A38.75741971,402.60197
236Nehme MoujaessLebanon00884Intermediate I314.66901051,400.54105
237Pouya RajabiIran 0030510.5224661,400.0966
238Tabet TabetLebanon007029.6304441,398.6544
239Marcel BükerGermany00902Advanced A39.93873771,397.37445
240Babak MoradiIran 004028.2981661,393.9166
241Mete TopcuogluTurkey00480Advanced A39.05311211,392.02121
242Amin ShahvalizadehIran 002824.4806941,387.2894
243Gayk VardanyanRussian Federation0096421.2855491,376.1258
244Mehrtash PedramIran 01089Master M35.87811321,370.93132
245Ali BarzanooniIran 011105.6942681,360.6768
246Avi CohenUnited States00826Master M37.35194741,358.03621
247Bulent KarabulutTurkey00477Master M35.62891211,339.12121
248Mohammadreza ShahabiIran 0028710.6537661,331.4366

Ratings for new players start at 1,500. Players are removed from the rating table if they have not recorded any results for 15 full seasons.

Last result added on 2024-02-26.

How ratings are calculated.