A new month means new ratings, and ChessBase has a nice report on all the new top-lists, detailing not just who is on them but some of the (incredibly) rapid risers as well.
Entries in FIDE ratings (3)
FIDE is introducing online rated play, which is a fantastic idea because no one would ever cheat in an online game, right? Great. I wonder how long it will be before some unknown player reaches 3000.
(HT: Ross Hytnen)
The January 2013 rating list is out, which means that the 2861 figure Magnus Carlsen earned by the end of the London Chess Classic is now official, making him the highest-rated chess player of all time. The top 100 (or 101) can be found here as well, along with some comments about players missing from the rating list.