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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen Dec-14-17
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 6653 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-12-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: Don't know, if she was there she would probably do what most visiting guests usually do in London before X'mas - shopping!
   Nov-27-17 FIDE Grand Prix Mallorca (2017) (replies)
Rolfo: <Sokrates: <devere ...But I wouldn't be too surprised if the "old man" could beat Carlsen in a twelve game match. He beat him as recently as January 2017 in Norway.> True, but statistics are against Kramnik. If we omit rapids and blitzes - where Carlsen has a very clear and ...
   Oct-03-17 Isle of Man Open (2017) (replies)
Rolfo: Are you safe and sound chancho? Having water, food and clothes? Following chess as allways!
   Sep-21-17 World Cup (2017) (replies)
Rolfo: Thanks to Imran Iskandar for wrapping up the Candidate contenders chances
   Jan-14-17 Tata Steel (2017) (replies)
Rolfo: In UK 0:30 PM
   Dec-31-16 World Blitz Championship (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: Sokrates, good reasoning
   Dec-25-16 Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 (replies)
Rolfo: <alligator> says it all ! Thanks
   Dec-20-16 London Chess Classic (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: GM So has taken a new step. Congratulations
   Dec-05-16 Carlsen - Karjakin World Championship (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: < rogge: I think Caruana (just like Aronian) lacks the mental toughness needed to win the Candidates. For the same reason, both of them would fail in a WCC match. Karjakin, on the other hand, proves to be at his best when it matters most> True as we saw it this time. But I have ...
   Oct-27-16 Carlsen-Nakamura Blitz Battle (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: Carlsen is in match form. Next Karjakin
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