International Chess Federation
Saturday, 02 Jul 2022 07:51
FIDE July 1 Rating list is out

There were no significant changes in the Top 10 of the July rating list as the Candidates Tournament is still underway in Madrid. Alexandra Kosteniuk gained 11 points in French Team Championship 2022 and re-entered the Women’s top 10, while Anish Giri and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave swapped places in the Open list.

We have three new players in the Top-100 Open. Shant Sargsyan (pictured below) made his debut on the list following his good performance in the 13th Annual K. Asrian Memorial, while Nils Grandelius and Etienne Bacrot returned into the top-100 open (the latter after a 10-month break).

Biggest gains (top 100 Open and Women)

Eswaran, Ashritha


2394 (+86)

Fataliyeva, Ulviyya


2372 (+31)

Abdusattorov, Nodirbek


2688 (+27)

Navrotescu, Andreea


2373 (+23)

Harikrishna, Pentala


2720 (+19)

Savina, Anastasia


2377 (+19)

Shirov, Alexei


2704 (+18)

Korobov, Anton


2692 (+17)

Padmini, Rout


2374 (+17)

Martirosyan, Haik 


2672 (+16)

Zawadzka, Jolanta


2416 (+16)

Melia, Salome


2384 (+16)

Barcot, Etienne


2656 (+15)

Tabatabaei, M. Amin


2664 (+14)

Efroimski, Marsel


2456 (+14)

Photo: Lennart Ootes | Saint Louis Chess Club

Young FM Ashritha Eswaran (pictured above) is the clear winner in this nomination. The 22-year-old strung together three impressive results in PNWCC vs Bulgaria Memorial Day 2022 Match, 2022 National Open in Las Vegas and PNWCC June FIDE Hybrid Match - PNWCC vs Bulgaria and netted 86 rating points. Thanks to these achievements, she not simply made her way into the Top 100 Women but soared up to 56th position in this list.

Nodirbek Abdusattorov (pictured below) had the biggest rating gain (+27) in the top 100 open after sharing first place in the 5th Sharjah Masters (+19 rating points) and then picking up another 8 points in Prague International Chess Festival – Challengers. The talented youngster from Uzbekistan broke into top-50 Open for the first time in his career.

Photo: Petr Vrabec

Ulviyya Fataliyeva, Jolanta  Zawadzka and Marsel Efroimski did an excellent job in strong open tournaments - Teplice Open,  5th Sharjah Masters and Norway Chess Open - and increased their rating by 31, 16 and 14 points, respectively.

The Masters event in Prague saw the triumph of Pentala Harikrishna, who delivered an impressive performance in a very strong field and earned 19 points.

Photo: Anezka Kruzikova

Alexei Shirov crossed a 2700 mark again following his convincing match-victory over Jorden Van Foreest, which translates into 16 rating points.

French Team 2022 – Top 16 and Top 12 Women, as the name suggests,  brought together many good players, and those who make a strong showing in this event got substantial rating gains: Anton Korobov (+19), Etienne Barcot (+15), Andreea Navrotescu (+23) and Anastasia Savina (+19).

Amin Tabatabaei continues his ascendance in the rankings – the Iranian emerged as the winner of the Stepan Avagyan Memorial 2022 and earned 14 rating points.