Koneru shoots up in the October rating list

Each month FIDE publishes a new official rating list. Right after the release, let’s take a look at the list and identify the most interesting developments.

FIDE Women’s Grand Prix in Skolkovo became the main catalyst for rating changes among women. Humpy Koneru, on her way back from two-year hiatus, won the event, picked up 17 points and edged out Alexandra Goryachkina from the 3rd place. Despite losing one position, the Russian also increased her rating by 11 points. The Women’s World Champion Ju, Wenjun, who was second in the event, and Elizabeth Paehtzearned 10 points each.

All players can check out the new ratings in the FIDE ratings section.