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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen Mar-21-18
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 6672 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-15-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
Rolfo: < A bit more than "kind of" I'd say, since he launched important theories on quantum mechanics for which he received the Nobel Price. He was not a philosopher but a humanitarian who, as one of a distinguished group of scientists, warned against the use of nuclear weapons. Obviously
   Feb-11-18 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: It seems that Fischer will have a say in chess for years to come thanks to Fischer Random 960
   Jan-31-18 Tata Steel (2018) (replies)
Rolfo: Thanks for your prayers <tp>. Hope you would pray for your own country too which has no universal healtcare for all, no higher education which all could afford, where income differences increases, immigrant children risk being deported, even an immigrant medical doctor is ...
   Jan-05-18 Speed Chess Championship (2017/18) (replies)
Rolfo: Zborris8, some will say Hikaru had better positions in some games. Else you happened to sound like Sara Huckabea Sanders :)
   Jan-02-18 World Blitz Championship (2017) (replies)
Rolfo: Happy New Year to all :)
   Dec-28-17 World Rapid Championship (2017) (replies)
Rolfo: Congrats Vishy! Well done, well deserved! Magnus fought well, not enough this time! Too tired at the end
   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
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