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Rolfo
Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen Aug-30-15
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:

http://chess.liverating.org/

By now the instantly update is done by

<a href="http://www.2700chess.com" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://www.2700chess.com/files/topt..." alt= "2700chess.com for more details and full list" title="2700chess.com for more details and full list"/></a>

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


   Rolfo has kibitzed 6430 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-28-15 Wesley So (replies)
 
Rolfo: <iking: <Marmot PFL: There is no disgrace in losing to the best. GM Wes put up a good fight. Few could have done better. Live, play and learn.> > Says it all
 
   Aug-26-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
 
Rolfo: And if the World Ch misses to know a novelty, Sopiko would have known of course:)
 
   Aug-24-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
 
Rolfo: rogge, it comes and goes
 
   Aug-24-15 Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 (replies)
 
Rolfo: <Karne: It is rather obvious, perhaps more obvious than the expectation of seeing Carlsen drill a perilous grin in Topalov, that prior to this tournament, he was imploding with anguish. This certain mental stress that had descended upon him after acquiring a public image of some ...
 
   Aug-21-15 Leko - Li Chao (2015) (replies)
 
Rolfo: Leko played for the throne in 2004. It is already 11 years ago
 
   Jul-31-15 Kasparov - Karpov World Championship Match (1990) (replies)
 
Rolfo: <perfidious: The results between these titans are testimony to the greatness of both.> Very true
 
   Jul-30-15 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
 
Rolfo: Karjakin on a roll!
 
   Jul-02-15 Veselin Topalov (replies)
 
Rolfo: Plang, agree but that word was used in an exchange here recently
 
   Jul-02-15 Dortmund (2015) (replies)
 
Rolfo: <bobthebob: People are missing the important part of the So-Hou match, a historical shift. How many top matches have the contestants have more vowels than consonants in their last names combined> Good :)
 
   Jun-25-15 Norway Chess (2015) (replies)
 
Rolfo: Believe it or not, Hammer with white is capable of beating Magnus today. He said when he qualified that his main objective in this tourney would be to beat Magnus, and besides he will not like to come winless from this event. And being his second, it only ignites him even more. And ...
 
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