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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 6415 times to chessgames   [more...]
   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-03-15 Wesley So (replies)
Rolfo: <jimmy77: <chessnewsome: So far So, Grschuk and Aronian are the most inconsistent in top 10> If inconsistency is big drop and/or swings in Elo rating, you have to include on this list Carlsen, Giri, Caruana and Kramnik.> Well, it is not possible to conclude anything about ...
   Jul-02-15 Veselin Topalov
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-28-15 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: <Poulsen> Then we wait for the next serious event to see what happens. Since he played well and quite normal in his first encounter this tourney, and very uneven afterwards,it seems he for some reason was more affected than expected
   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 ...
   Jun-18-15 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2015 (replies)
Rolfo: Whatever grammar, JFK's words worked. Go chess
   Jun-06-15 Hikaru Nakamura (replies)
Rolfo: <Doctor, would Ankylosing Spondylitis cause Kramnik's profound weight loss from Elista 2006 to the Russian SuperFinal two months later, or is there another more likely diagnosis? Think hard> Well, thinking hard or hardly, what do you suggest?
   May-30-15 Gashimov Memorial (2015)
Rolfo: Parmetd, that would be fine. I guess you've never been in Norway before. Time to come. Stavanger and the region is a beautiful scenary, mountains, fjords and islands, though the northern part of the country where I live is even more beautiful IMO. I think you owe me a cup of coffee ...
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