Magnus Carlsen achieves the highest rating in the history of Chess
When FIDE published the January list 2013, it became official that Magnus Carlsen had achieved the highest rating in the history of Chess.His new rating of 2861 is 10 points higher than Garry Kasparov’s legendary record from 1999. Looking back at 2012, Magnus Carlsen is very satisfied with his chess results. The 2012 score of +19=29-2 or 67% overall is probably the highest he has had ever, and certainly the highest since joining the elite events late 2006.
Wijk an Zee
In January Magnus will travel to Wijk an Zee for the 10th year in a row. He looks forward to play the Tata Steel Tournament, January 11-27.