International Chess Federation
Wednesday, 01 Jun 2022 12:30
June 2022 rating list: Youngsters keep moving up

The top ten places of the June rating list were mainly affected by the Grand Chess Tour Superbet Chess Classic, while the Bundesliga and several tournaments across Europe impacted the lower echelons of the Top-100.

The GCT Superbet Chess Classic winner, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (pictured below), picked 10 rating points and returned to the top-10 after a six-month absence. Levon Aronian (+10) and Wesley So (+9) also did an excellent job in this event and reached 5th and 6th positions in the top-10 open, respectively. On the other end of the spectrum is Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, who dropped 19 rating points and fell out of the top-10.

Photo: Grand Chess Tour, Bryan Adams

Biggest gains in TOP-100 (Open and Women)

29 / 42

Vaishali R

2442 (+33)

41 / 66

Socko, Monika

2413 (+29)

50 / 82

Antolak, Julia

2399 (+28)

61 / 85

Niemann, Hans Moke

2678 (+22)

26 / 37

Maghsoodloo, Parham

2716 (+17)

63 / 84

Najer, Evgeniy

2676 (+17)

76 / 97

Moussard, Jules

2668 (+17)

64 / 81

Gukesh D

2675 (+16)

71 / 82

Kasimdzhanov, Rustam

2672 (+13)

29 / 41

Wojtaszek, Radoslaw

2708 (+12)

51 / 68

Deac, Bogdan-Daniel

2683 (+12)

IM Vaishali R of India achieved excellent results in two European tournaments – 8th Fischer Memorial and Bodensee Open – winning the first event and tying for the first place in the second, gained 33 rating points and deservedly won this nomination. 

Photo: Niki Riga

Monica Socko and Julia Antolak from Poland made a mark in the Frauenbundesliga 2021/2022 and the Polish Women's Championship, netting 29 and 28 rating points, respectively. Their compatriot Radoslaw Wojtaszek successfully defended his national title in the open event and picked up 12 rating points along the way.

Two up-and-coming youngsters, Hans Moke Niemann of the USA and Gukesh D from India, continue ascending in the rankings. Following good performances in the TePe Sigeman, 2022 (Niemann) and the Chessable Sunway Formentera (Gukesh), both reached their career-high in the Juniors and Open rating lists. It is worth mentioning that the Indian GM increased his rating by nearly 65 points over the last three months. 

Parham Maghsoodloo (Iran) and Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan) delivered in the Bundesliga and notched up 16 and 13 rating points, respectively, with the Iranian (pictured below) clearing the 2700-bar for the second time in his career. 

Photo: Mark Livshitz

Like in the previous months, some junior players made huge rating jumps. Kudos to Michalina Rudzinska (+79), Miaoyi Lu (+42),  Thalia Cervantes Landeiro (+42), Jose Gabriel Cardoso (+40), Jana Schneider (+35), Leannet Mariah Bosch Valls (+35),  and Jennifer Yu (+33).