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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen May-23-16
Go Magnus!

The spur for live rating:

On Magnus Carlsen page Nov 04-07:

"Rolfo: <of course, the above will change during the last 3 rounds>, that means frogbert, you are in position to keep us updated on rating changes "live" :) Even if you don't, I think FIDE's 3 month update is slow..

The person who would maintain and publish dynamic updates of top 50 players will gain some interest, I'm sure"

Then Hans Arild Runde aka frogbert took the challenge. The rest is history.

Runde's live rating:

By now the instantly update is done by

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And FIDE now updates 12 times a year! And even rates rapids and blitz' :)

   Rolfo has kibitzed 6574 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-22-16 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: < Carlsen's advantage lies where most of the elites relative weaknesses remain, relative being key. In that Carlsen has raised the bar and like all greats furtherd our beloved game in some aspect. Carlsen has an understanding of nuanced positions and the tenacity to prove it.> ...
   Apr-30-16 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Rolfo: Well done GM Nakamura!
   Apr-30-16 Wesley So (replies)
Rolfo: Well done Gm So!
   Apr-28-16 Norway Chess (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: <..Or he is the strongest player of his generation in summary? Is that hard to recognize? Is it even harder to admit? Look if being the highest rated player in all categories, the highest elo ever and world champion isn't enough what is? Sighhh> That's obviously not enough ...
   Apr-27-16 Garry Kasparov (replies)
Rolfo: Kasparov should be most aware of W So, he knows Naka well and Caruano has yet some way to go in blitz
   Mar-29-16 World Championship Candidates (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: Tuttifrutty is a child
   Feb-15-16 Zurich Chess Challenge (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: <If Anand again wins through to a match with Carlsen, would he be less deserving than another?> Absolutely not. Anand could very well again prove himself to be the Best challenger in the world by qualifying. I also about to think he in reality is the second best player overall ...
   Feb-15-16 Tata Steel (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: I happen to know that frogbert is a computer expert undrstanding math and computing, at the same time he is a decent chessplayer. So , very good argument frogbert
   Jan-21-16 Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2016 (replies)
Rolfo: The luck is with the brave, 24 ..Nd4
   Jan-06-16 Qatar Masters (2015) (replies)
Rolfo: Carlsen and a few others are changing chess by deviating from known lines and computerlines as early as possible
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