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Member since Aug-24-06 · Last seen Mar-21-22
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

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And FIDE now updates 12 times a year! And even rates rapids and blitz' :)

   Rolfo has kibitzed 6714 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-11-22 Sergey Karjakin (replies)
Rolfo: When he changed nationality in 2009, he did not hesitate to say all what was wrong in Ukraine. Also in 2014 he supported Putin
   Dec-18-21 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
Rolfo: Magnus will defend his titles, have no doubt. I think he meant it would be especially motivating to meet a Firouzja on the rise, not that he would not defend against any other
   Apr-28-19 GRENKE Chess Classic (2019) (replies)
Rolfo: He is at 2013 rating level, probably playing even better
   Apr-11-19 Gashimov Memorial (2019) (replies)
Rolfo: frogbert, *climate change deniers 🙂
   Dec-30-18 World Rapid Championship (2018) (replies)
Rolfo: World Champion titles ten times. He has no equal, and possibly we won't see any for quite some time
   Dec-21-18 London Chess Classic GCT Finals (2018) (replies)
Rolfo: Sokrates, I think Carlsen has developed greatly also as a human being at all. He also has a sense of humor. But most of all he is a chess genius. He can't compete in being social and classy all the time. When he answers or acts akwardly, he usually has endured some akward situation or
   Dec-01-18 Carlsen - Caruana World Championship Match (2018) (replies)
Rolfo: <Carlsen is a great player but his last 2 world champs have been won on tie breaks and he has looked a little off last 2 years in his classical game.> ..while many before him retained the title on draw odds
   Nov-12-18 Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 (replies)
Rolfo: Will he start 1 d4 again?
   Nov-08-18 Caruana vs Carlsen, 2018 (replies)
Rolfo: Go Carlsen! It will be a great match.
   Mar-30-18 World Championship Candidates (2018) (replies)
Rolfo: The sport has changed a lot since last 10 years. Play it to the finish line
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