When Magnus Carlsen won his fourth round game against Gawain Jones in the London Chess Classic today, he not only took the sole lead in the tournament – he also achieved the highest ever ‘live’ Elo rating.
It was a fighting display by the 2012 British Champion, but Magnus Carlsen was just too good and his live rating is now an incredible 2857.4 Elo.
The next game to finish was the encounter between Vishy Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. Unfortunately, the position became completely blocked by pawn chains and the players agreed a draw once they reached the first time control.
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