Magnus Carlsen breaks his own rating records

by:  joeyj   :   01  February 2013
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The official FIDE ratings for February 2013 has been published with GM Magnus Carlsen breaking his previous ‘All-Time-High’ rating of 2861 (January 2013) to the ‘New-All-Time-High’ rating of 2872 and that is a +11 higher.

FIDE TOP 20 as of February 2013 with Magnus Carlsen @ #1 with 2872

This ‘New-All-Time-High’ official rating record of 2872 was accomplished by Magnus Carlsen at the 75th Tata Steel Chess Tournament on 12 – 27 January 2013 in  De Moriaan Center in the Dutch sea resort of Wijk aan Zee.

The De Moriaan Center: Venue of Tata Steel 2013

At Wijk aan Zee, Carlsen scored 10.0/13 points with a rating performance (Rp) of 2933 and winning this prestigious major tournament (Category 20; ave rating of 2732) pulling away from the  field of 14 players with a +1.5 points margin to the 2nd placer GM Levon Aronian who scored 8.5/13 points.

R2: Aronian Vs Carlsen : ½-½

L-R: Aronian, Karjakin, Anand & Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen round-by-round results at Tata Steel 2013 showed that he also broke his own unofficial all-time high ‘Live Rating’ record of 2863.6 (recorded in R6 at 2012 London Chess Classic on December 7, 2012) when he defeated GM Hikaru Nakamura in R12 and registered a new all-time high ‘Live Rating’ record of 2874.1 on January 26, 2013.

R12: Carlsen Vs Nakamura : 1-0

R1 (Caruana), R2 (Aronian) & R3 (van Wely)

Round-by-round result of Magnus Carlsen @ Tata Steel 2013 Group ‘A’.

R4(Harikrishna), R5(Anand) & R6(Sokolov)

R7(Leko), R8(Karjakin) & R9(Hou, Yifan)

R10( L’Ami), R11(Wang) & R12(Nakamura)

Carlsen final round (R13) drawn game against GM Anish Giri registered a live rating of 2872.3  that was converted to  2872 in FIDE’s official February 2013 rating list, the new official World’s highest rating ever recorded in history.

R13: Giri Vs Carlsen : ½-½

As of February 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

2872

Magnus Carlsen NOR

2/1/2013

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

See related article:  Magnus Carlsen breaks Kasparov’s rating records (1 Jan 2013)

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