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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen Aug-20-17
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 6639 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Aug-02-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: Kasparov says Sinquefield is an important test for Magnus. Well, any strong tournament is. His number of wins in classic chess has decreased a little. No worry, it is just natural variations. In the greater scheme he has steadily proved to be a little notch ahead of his fellows, and I
   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
   Jul-29-16 Bilbao (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: <rogge: Giri's pregnant, but not So? > Not So, but Sopiko
   Jul-21-16 Wesley So (replies)
Rolfo: Sally S, your pierce of advice to So is just about as good as anyone else's 😆
   Jul-17-16 Dortmund (2016) (replies)
Rolfo: MVL has taken a step!
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