Magnus Carlsen Portrait

Elo Rating comparison between Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen

The table below shows the FIDE Elo rating development of Garry Kasparov since he got his first official rating in 1980. Ratings in bold are a new peak rating.

The idea is, that with this table and the rating table of Magnus (see below) you can compare the ratings and the World Raking of both players easily. For an 'up to date' overview over Magnus Carlsen's rating click on 'Rating'-button in the left navigation bar. Note that due to the rating inflation a comparison only based on ratings is difficult. The World Rankings of course, can be compared easily.

The rating table of Kasparov includes the original ratings of each rating list and also the ratings adapted to the year 2010 using the following schema. The idea behind this schema is, that the rating inflation slowed down over the years:
1980 - 1990 (7 additional Elo points for each year)
1990 - 2000 (5 additional Elo points for each year)
2000 - 2010 (3 additional Elo points for each year)

This schema is based on ideas proposed by Jeff Sonas in an article about Elo inflation (Rating inflation - Its causes and possible cures). As you can see, I extended that schema and changed the factors slightly so no Elo numbers get out of proportion.

Sonas used following factors to adjust the Elo:
1984 - 1995 (7 - 8 additional Elo points for each year)
1997 - 2010 (4 additional Elo points for each year)

Elo Rating of Garry Kasparov
Rating ListRatingChangeRating (adapted to 2010)#GamesAgeWorld Rank
In 2005 Kasparov retired from chess
04/20052812+828271241 years, 11 months1
01/20052804-928191641 years, 8 months1
10/20042813-42831641 years, 5 months1
07/2004281702835041 years, 2 months1
04/20042817-1428351240 years, 11 months1
01/20042831+12849640 years, 8 months1
10/2003283002851040 years, 5 months1
07/2003283002851040 years, 2 months1
04/20032830-1728511239 years, 11 months1
01/20032847+112868939 years, 8 months1
10/20022836-22860039 years, 5 months1
07/2002283802860039 years, 2 months1
04/20022838028601238 years, 11 months1
01/2002283802860438 years, 8 months1
10/2001283802865038 years, 5 months1
07/20012838+1128651038 years, 2 months1
04/20012827-2228542337 years, 11 months1
01/20012849028761537 years, 8 months1
10/2000284902879037 years, 5 months1
07/20002849-228793537 years, 2 months1
01/2000285102881036 years, 8 months1
07/19992851+392886NA36 years, 2 months1
01/19992812-32847NA35 years, 8 months1
07/19982815-102855NA35 years, 2 months1
01/19982825+52865NA34 years, 8 months1
07/19972820+252865NA34 years, 2 months1
01/19972795+102840NA33 years, 8 months1
07/19962785+102835NA33 years, 2 months1
01/19962775-202825NA32 years, 8 months1
07/19952795-102850NA32 years, 2 months1
01/19952805-102860NA31 years, 8 months1
07/1994281502875NA31 years, 2 months1
01/1994281502875NA30 years, 8 months1
07/19932815+102880NA30 years, 2 months1
01/19932805+102870NA29 years, 8 months1
07/19922790+102860NA29 years, 2 months1
01/19922780+102850NA28 years, 8 months1
07/19912770-302845NA28 years, 2 months1
01/1991280002875NA27 years, 8 months1
07/1990280002880NA27 years, 2 months1
01/19902800+252880NA26 years, 8 months1
07/1989277502862NA26 years, 2 months1
01/19892775+152862NA25 years, 8 months1
07/19882760+102854NA25 years, 2 months1
01/19882750+102844NA24 years, 8 months1
07/19872740+52841NA24 years, 2 months1
01/19872735-52836NA23 years, 8 months1
07/19862740+202848NA23 years, 2 months1
01/19862720+202828NA22 years, 8 months1
07/19852700-152815NA22 years, 2 months2
01/1985271502830NA21 years, 8 months1
07/19842715+52837NA21 years, 2 months1
01/19842710+202832NA20 years, 8 months1
07/1983269002819NA20 years, 2 months2
01/19832690+152819NA19 years, 8 month2
07/19822675+352811NA19 years, 2 months2
01/19822640+102776NA18 years, 8 months4
07/19812630+52773NA18 years, 2 months4
01/19812625+302768NA17 years, 8 months6
01/19802595+25952745NA16 years, 8 months14

Elo Rating of Magnus Carlsen
Rating ListRatingChange#GamesAgeWorld Rank
11/20102802-241419 years, 11 months2
09/201028260019 years, 9 months1
07/20102826+131019 years, 7 months1
05/201028130019 years, 5 months1
03/20102813+31319 years, 3 months1
01/20102810+91619 years, 1 month1
11/20092801+291018 years, 11 months2
09/2009277201018 years, 9 months4
07/20092772+2318 years, 7 months3
04/20092770-62718 years, 4 months3
01/20092776-103118 years, 1 month4
10/20082786+113117 years, 10 months4
07/20082775+101617 years, 7 months6
04/20082765+322717 years, 4 months5
01/20082733+193717 years, 1 month13
10/20072714+42516 years, 10 months16
07/20072710+171916 years, 7 months17
04/20072693+32716 years, 4 months22
01/20072690-81116 years, 1 month24
10/20062698+234615 years, 10 months21
07/20062675+292715 years, 7 months31
04/20062646+211315 years, 4 months63
01/20062625+554015 years, 1 month89
10/20052570+423214 years, 10 months233
07/20052528-201514 years, 7 months434
04/20052548-52214 years, 4 months315
01/20052553-283514 years, 1 month288
10/20042581+142313 years, 10 months183
07/20042567+153213 years, 7 months197
04/20042552+683513 years, 4 months284
01/20042484+344513 years, 1 month746
10/20032450+653612 years, 10 months1089
07/20032385+292512 years, 7 months2876
04/20032356+771912 years, 4 months6058
01/20032279+291212 years, 1 month8951
10/20022250+363311 years, 10 months11786
07/20022214+511911 years, 7 months14643
04/20022163+361411 years, 4 months23664
01/20022127+551211 years, 1 month28217
10/20012072-121910 years, 10 months34203
07/20012084+201110 years, 7 months32333
04/20012064+20641510 years, 4 months33547