The FIDE Rating List for May has been released but has not seen many significant changes this month.

One major positive development was the inclusion of Liberia for the first time as 3 Liberian players successfully secured the countries first ratings following the Zone 4.2 tournament held in Ghana.

Amongst the top 20 players, the biggest climber was FM Fy Rakotomaharo who moved up to 9th place in Africa after scoring a perfect 9/9 in the French Cadet Championships and increasing his ELO to 2437. Fy is now within 10 points of becoming the highest ranked junior in Africa as he closes in on IM Adam Fawzy from Egypt who currently holds this spot with a rating of 2447.

June promises bigger changes with a number of the African zonal tournaments as well as the recent KCF Africa events held in both Abidjan and South Africa due to be rated next month.

The full statistics for May are available at

The KCF tournament calendar has also been updated and is available at