Carlsen 2872 on February Elo list - reactions by Kasparov, Kavalek and Rowson

Winning 11 more points at the Tata Steel tournament in January, Magnus Carlsen improved his record rating of 2861 to 2872 on the February FIDE rating list. The world’s number one chess player is now 62 points ahead of his closest rival, #2 Vladimir Kramnik (whose son Vadim Vladimirovich was born on January 29th in Paris!). Meanwhile, the Norwegian newspaper VG published the news that Danish grandmaster Peter Heine Nielsen will assist Carlsen during his preparation for the Candidates Tournament.

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