International Chess Federation
Tuesday, 01 Aug 2023 23:01
FIDE August 2023 rating list: Gukesh, Le Quang Liem and Praggnanandhaa reach career-high

The top 10 saw no significant changes this past month, but there were shifts in the women’s top 10 due to the FIDE Women’s World Championship match. Ironically, the winner of the 2023 Dutch Championship, Anish Giri, dropped six points, but it did not affect his position in the top 10 Open.

Gukesh D keeps climbing in the rankings, steadily increasing his rating since March 2023. Following his solid performance in the Isbank of Turkiye Chess Super League, he became the youngest player ever to cross a 2750 mark - the distinction previously achieved by world #1 Magnus Carlsen. The 17-year-old of India is knocking on the top 10 Open door, currently sitting in the 11th position.

Photo: Lennart Ootes 

Biggest gains in top 100 Open and Women

Wagner, Dinara



2468 (+21)

Vaishali R



2452 (+21)

Praggnanandhaa R



2707 (+17)

Donchenko, Alexander



2684 (+16)

Bu, Xiangzhi



2690 (+14)

Sukandar, Irine Kharisma



2371 (+13)

Le, Quang Liem



2740 (+12)

Keymer, Vincent



2701 (+11)

Robson, Ray



2699 (+10)

Dinara Wagner and Vaishali Rameshbabu shared the top position in this nomination, both improving their rating by 21 points. Dinara triumphed in the Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2023 Sportland NRW Cup, while Vaishali R did a great job in the Isbank of Turkiye Chess Super League and Torneo Internacional Orillas de Mar.

In addition to Gukesh D, three more players - Le Quang Liem, Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, and Alexander Donchenko - reached their career high in August.


Le Quang Liem successfully defended his title in Biel Triathlon and moved up to 15th place in the rating list while his rating peaked at 2740.

Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu gained 17 points following his victory in the 5th Dr Hetenyi Geza Super GM Memorial and cleared a 2700 rating bar for the first time in his career. It also means that the young Indian is making his debut in the top 30 Open.

Photo: Lennart Ootes 

Alexander Donchenko emerged as the winner of the Sparkassen Chess Trophy 2023 A-Open, which translates into 16 rating points and 52nd place, his highest-ever position in the top 100 Open.

Vincent Keymer might feel disappointed after stumbling in the final round of Biel Triathlon and letting the overall victory slip away, but he may find some comfort in an 11 rating point hike.

Bu Xiangzhi and Irine Kharisma Sukandar also performed very well in Biel side events picking 14 and 13 rating points, respectively.

The winner of the Prague International Chess Festival 2023 Masters Ray Robson picked up 10 rating points and is about to return to the 2700+ elite group.