Magnus Carlsen breaks Kasparov’s rating records

by:  joeyj   :   01  January 2013
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Magnus Carlsen winning the 2012 LCC trophy & become the all-time highest rated GM in history @ 2861 (Jan 2013)

It’s now official, as of January 2013 FIDE rating list, world’s nr-1 rated and elite-GM  Magnus Carlsen of Norway with a rating of 2861 (Jan 2013) at age 22yrs&31days broke the legendary and former World Champion (13th) elite-GM Garry Kasparov’s 13-years & 6 months old all-time .high FIDE rating record of 2851 (established in July 1999) by 10-points margin.

Garry Kasparov: former World Champion & FIDE rating record holder @ 2851 (1999-2012)

FIDE TOP 20 January 2013 with Magnus Carlsen @ #1 with 2861

Magnus Carlsen had set-up this historic new all-time high official FIDE rating record of 2861 at  the  2012 London Chess Classic (LCC) that took place in the Olympia Conference Centre on 1-10 December 2012 where Carlsen won a clear 1st place scoring 18 points (LCC or London scoring) in 8 rounds of play or 6.5/8 (traditional scoring) with a rating performance (Rp) of 2994 and a +13.4 in rating points from his previous December 2012 rating of 2848.  Former World Champion (14th) Vladimir Kramnik with 16 points or 6.0/8 placed 2nd with an Rp of 2937.

Vladimir Kramnik: 2nd Place @ 2012 LCC

R1: Luke McShane Vs Magnus Carlsen : 0-1

Magnus Carlsen round-by-round results at 2012 LCC showed that he equalled unofficially Kasparov’s record of 2851 in R1 when he defeated England’s #1 hyper-GM Luke McShane on December 1, 2012.   He broke the 2851 barrier unofficially when he won R2 against  World’s #2 rated elite-GM Levon Aronian of Armenia registering a live rating of 2855.7.

R2: Magnus Carlsen Vs Levon Aronian : 1-0

December 7, 2012 was another date of history for the 22-year-old Norwegian sensation when he set a new all-time high ‘Live Rating’ record of 2863.6 winning versus another record holder, Women’s all-time highest rated player at 2735 recorded in July 2005, hyper-GM Judit Polgar in R6.  This also broke Garry Kasparov’s unofficial all-time high live rating record of 2856.5 recorded in Feb 2000.

R6: Magnus Carlsen Vs Judit Polgar : 1-0

After two consecutive drawn games versus hyper-GM Hikaru Nakamura in R7 and the final round (R9) against the current World Champion (15th) Viswanathan Anand … GM Carlsen settled to a live rating of 2861.4  that was converted to  2861 in FIDE’s official January 2013 rating list, the World’s highest rating ever recorded in history.

R9: Magnus Carlsen Vs Viswanathan Anand : ½-½:

As of January 1, 2013 …  “The All-Time Top  Rated Chess Grandmasters”,  with dates their respective best or peak ratings were first achieved and using former World Champion (12th) Anatoly Karpov‘s peak rating of 2780 as the benchmark, are as follows:

Rank

Peak Rating

Player

FED

Date Achieved (mm/dd/year)

1

2861

Magnus Carlsen NOR

1/1/2013

2

2851

Garry Kasparov RUS

7/1/1999

3

2825

Levon Aronian ARM

5/1/2012

4

2817

Viswanathan Anand IND

3/1/2011

5

2813

Veselin Topalov BUL

7/1/2006

6

2811

Vladimir Kramnik RUS

1/1/2002

7

2793

Teimour Radjabov  AZE

11/1/2012

8

2788

Alexander Morozevich RUS

7/1/2008

9

2788

Sergey Karjakin RUS

7/1/2011

10

2787

Vassily Ivanchuk UKR

10/1/2007

11

2786

Hikaru Nakamura  USA

10/1/2012

12

2786

Fabiano Caruana  ITA

11/1/2012

13

2785

Robert Fischer  USA

7/1/1972

14

2780

Anatoly Karpov RUS

7/1/1994

Today is the start of a New year 2013 and what a new and bright beginning for this young chess superstar from Norway.  From hereon with 51 and 59 rating points margin to the World’s #2 rank Vladimir Kramnik (2810) & World’s #3 rank Levon Aronian (2802) respectively, we expect Magnus Carlsen to break his own rating records and sooner or later knock the doorsteps of the still unexplored summit of 2900.

Happy & Prosperous New Year to Everyone !!!

 

One thought on “Magnus Carlsen breaks Kasparov’s rating records

  1. The peak ratings of the players reached at different times and under different levels of competition may only say as much but may not be accurate in terms of comparing the relative strengths of the players. It may be easier to get to 2800 today than 10 years or 20 years ago, or the other way around. The best benchmark would be if a certain player ranked X 10 years ago is still playing at the same level and is still ranked X and not R or Y, then we can say that the ranking 10 years ago and today are comparable.

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