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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen May-27-15
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

<a href="" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="" alt= " for more details and full list" title=" for more details and full list"/></a>

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

   Rolfo has kibitzed 6356 times to chessgames   [more...]
   May-24-15 Caruana vs Nakamura, 2015 (replies)
Rolfo: There is some sharp rivalry between the two of them coming up, who gets the candidates spot, who will be the number one US player. I am not sure it will be a draw here
   May-21-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: Yes, I've read it on NIC. He descibes very well how it feels to play him
   May-21-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015) (replies)
Rolfo: <Back in 2005, Sonas made it clear that he had achieved his aim, which was (mainly) to create historical ratings> Thanks, I didn't know. At the same time history is marching on, with a lot of new players every day :)
   May-21-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Rolfo: Of course Sir
   May-21-15 FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015) (replies)
Rolfo: Well, the real problem is Naka is on +0, not +4 going into the next round. I can't see how he can make it to the Candidates without a couple of wins
   May-19-15 Grischuk vs Caruana, 2015 (replies)
Rolfo: Grischuk seems to aquire some of the traits of Ivanchuck with regards to ups and downs
   May-09-15 Wesley So (replies)
Rolfo: GM So has spoken! Safe and sound
   Apr-28-15 Garry Kasparov (replies)
Rolfo: Well, Kramnik pays a little "dignity" when observing how his chess career seems to end..
   Apr-12-15 US Championships (2015) (replies)
Rolfo: Absentee, I thought about having a tatoo on your back or front of your hand with an encouraging text, not chesslines :)
   Mar-07-15 European Individual Championship (2015) (replies)
Rolfo: <..This might be one case where a beginner and a grandmaster would make the same move, because the beginner randomly hangs pieces but because the grandmaster has calculated something amazing> Interesting observation
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