This is our list of young players whose current rating is one of the 50 highest ratings ever achieved at or before that player’s current age. The “Prodigy Rank” column shows exactly where that player ranks for his or her age.
As with all of our Prodigy Watch data, this list comes with a few caveats. The rank is within our existing data set, which is not guaranteed to be 100% complete. The younger the players we are discussing, the more likely there are to be others who were rated higher at a younger age, that are not yet in our database. As always, if you believe you know of players who should be in our database, but are not, please contact us with the name and we’ll add them in!
The maximum age to be included in this list (updated as of the July, 2016 FIDE ratings list, ages are as of 1/1/2016) is 19. If you’re older than 19, FIDE no longer considers you a “junior”, and we no longer consider you a “prodigy”. If you’re still earning a high “prodigy rank” beyond the age of 19, it just means you’re one of the best players in the world. Not the best “for your age”, but just overall. Prodigy status is no longer relevant at that point – sorry Magnus!
|FIDE ID||Player Name||Age||Rating||Federation||July Prodigy Rank||January 2016|
|2070901||John M Burke||15.00||2571||USA||11||3|
|1039784||Jorden Van Foreest||17.17||2584||NED||41||55|