Letter #36 - 2011
Highest ELO rating ever?
08/18/11 4:41:33 PM
From: Debbie Olgen
Which player has attained the highest Chess ELO rating ever?
Former world Chess Champion Garry Kasparov holds this record with 2851. The World Chess Federation (FIDE) awarded the highest Elo rating a player has ever achieved to Kasparov on July 1999 rating list #25 and January 2000 list #26.
The current FIDE top ranked Chess player as of July 2011, is Magnus Carlsen which is rated at 2821 followed by current World Champion from India Viswanathan Anand with 2817.
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