Is FIDE working in transition towards a future global live rating system?


Rating List
Per Year
Frequency
of List
Period
in Effect
Number of Years
in Effect
Number of Lists
Published
1 Annual 1971 – 1989 18 years 19
2 Semi-annual 1990 – 2000 10 years 22
4 Quarterly 2000 – 2009 9 years 35
6 Bi-monthly 2009 – ? . . . . . .
12 Monthly ?
26 Fortnightly ?
52 Weekly ?
LIVE Daily ??

Here are some of the notable rulings from the Revised FIDE Regulations for Titles and Ratings which will go in effect starting 01 July 2009:

  • Doubling the K-factor values in the rating computations and reducing it to just two variants (K=20 and K=30)
  • The 350 ELO Rule has been padded up to 400
  • Reducing the rating cycle to 2 months, thus increasing the number of rating periods per year from 4 to 6
  • Lowering by 50 the minimum adjusted rating floor for norm calculations (1.46c)
  • Lowering the minimum performance rating requirements for norms by one (1) ELO
  • Introducing the term “Title Performance” and the 13-game Title Performance
  • A minimum rating floor of 1200
  • And a host of other minor tweaks

Download to view all the changes in detail here and here. (PDF viewer)



If such is the case, then we should not be far off from the realization of a (perhaps free) “Global Live Chess Games VIEWING System”, the internet being the perfect platform for this.

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