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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen Nov-28-15
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 6453 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Nov-23-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: <I think have said this before: I will not be surprised, if Carlsen one day decides to drop out of top chess entirely - at least for some years.> It's not gonna happen😏
   Nov-04-15 Wesley So (replies)
Rolfo: Please accept and respect GM So and how he chooses to live and conduct his private and professional life. I think he will eventually sort out his troubles with his family if he get the time and can do it his way. He shouldn't have to stand to tell everyone here all about his family ...
   Sep-30-15 World Cup (2015) (replies)
Rolfo: <alexmagnus: The "non championship material" Svidler was third in the 2013 Candidates, beating the eventual winner Carlsen, and ending up half a point behind him (and Kramnik).> Good reminder to all of us. Svidler can beat anyone we all now. May be Svidler is too goodhearted and
   Aug-30-15 Sinquefield Cup (2015) (replies)
Rolfo: <starry2013: The Norway preselection was Norwegians, one Swede and Fressinet (who because he worked for Carlsen seemed to be considered an honorary Norwegian).> There was a dane also: <Deltakerne er Simen Agdestein, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Aryan Tari, Lauren Fressinet ...
   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 :)
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