International Chess Federation
Thursday, 01 Jun 2023 11:26
FIDE June 2023 rating list published

The top ten places in the overall and women's lists were mainly impacted by the GСT Superbet Chess Classics Romania and the final leg of FIDE Women's Grand Prix 2022-2023 in Cyprus.

The recent contender for the World Champion title Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi dropped quite a few points in Bucharest (most likely the fatigue took its toll), while the winner Fabiano Caruana and Richard Rapport (who returned into the top 10 Open) became the primary rating beneficiaries of this event.

Photo: Grand Chess Tour | Lennart Ootes

Ironically, three women's top-tenners incurred substantial rating losses in Nicosia, but Kateryna Lagno and Aleksandra Goryachkina definitely found comfort in qualifying for the 2024 Women's Candidates Tournament.

Biggest gains in top 100 Open and Women

Zatonskih, Anna



2364 (+74)

Fressinet, Laurent



2652 (+20)

Vaishali, Rameshbabu



2431 (+15)

Sargsyan, Shant



2654 (+14)

Injac, Teodora



2415 (+14)

Sindarov, Javokhir



2659 (+13)

Ivanchuk, Vasyl



2667 (+12)

Krush, Irina



2447 (+11)

Divya Deshmukh



2400 (+11)

Grandelius, Nils



2686 (+10)

IM Eline Roebers deservedly won this nomination after stringing together three strong performances in Frauenbundesliga and the 15th BMP Limburg Open and collecting 52 rating points. 

Photo: Lennart Ootes

The lowest-rated player in the field rarely wins the event, but that is exactly what happened with Dinara Wagner. The German WGM defied the odds and took down the final leg of FIDE WGP in Cyprus, picking up 30 rating points along the way. Polina Shuvalova also did well in this event and added 12 points to her tally. 

Photo: Mark Livshitz

The sixth edition of Sharjah Masters had an impressive field featuring many strong GMs. Consequently, those who fared well in this 9-round Swiss tournament substantially increased their rating, while Grigoriy Oparin (+13 points coupled with 7 points he picked in the 2023 President Cup) and Ju Wenjun (+16) made it to this list. The Chinese GM mounted to third position in the women's list and is now just one point behind Humpy Koneru. 

 Photo: Sharjahmasters

IM Nurgyul Salimova and WGM Divya Deshmukh turned in solid performances at the very strong Baku Open 2023 that translated into 18 and 17 rating points, respectively, while the winner of this event, Leon Luke Mendonca (who is still outside of the top 100 open), gained 20 points and moved up to 12th position in the junior list. 

In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that several young players overperformed in May, playing in strong open events and, as a result, rose in the junior top 100. This list includes Jonas Buhl Bjerre – 2624 (+22), Aydin Suleymanli – 2586 (+26), Aditya Mittal – 2586 (+26), Abhimanyu Mishra – 2574 (+24), Platon Galperin – 2551 (+23) and the newly crowned champion of Iran, untitled Amirreza Pour Agha Bala – 2523 (+22).