<Oh. I thought you had to set it to 30, for at least Dr. Achim Illner. as he has yet to reach 2400 nor play 30 gms.>
I checked Dr Illner's rating history for the last 12 years hereat the official FIDE database here: http://ratings.fide.com/hist.phtml?...
And you can see he's a summer time player! However, he does have considerably more than 30 games to his name; if you click on the links within his FIDE history you'll see, and there will be plenty of games pre-2000 as well.
But he does seem remarkably strong for a part-time player, especially one his age! So he must be a very smart cookie indeed.
Illner reminds me a little of our (Australian) homegrown genius, the untitled Trevor Tao whose brother is a Fields Medallist in mathematics, and who has only played a handful of games in the last ten or fifteen years but can test the very best he encounters, including seasoned GMs. He played in the Queenstown Classic a few weeks ago, his first tournament in 6 years, and immediately gained his 3rd IM norm!
Makes you wonder sometimes how many talented people out there have had to quit the non-lucrative chess for a profession, any of which will pay more than just about any chess player can make from prize money.
<In that case, he would case 36 rating points, to reach 2411, two more gms and it's K Val 10.>
Not quite. He already has the games up for the K=15, as you can see, but the K=10 only kicks in when a player's published FIDE rating exceeds 2400, not his live rating.