What happened to archived FIDE ratings files for Blitz for March 2012 and May 2012?

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Brian Towers
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What happened to archived FIDE ratings files for Blitz for March 2012 and May 2012?

Post by Brian Towers » Sat May 19, 2018 1:53 pm

The first ratings file for blitz available on the FIDE site is for July 2012 - https://ratings.fide.com/download.phtml ... 2012-07-01.
The first entry in the file is for Tron Aarstad -
1505300 Aarstad, Tron NOR 1805 0 1974
This shows that he had a blitz rating of 1805 but had played zero games during the period. Tricky if that's his first ever blitz rating.

Checking out his rating progress on his profile - https://ratings.fide.com/id.phtml?event=1505300
shows that his first blitz rating was actually 1821 in March 2012 based on 13 games, then 1805 in May 2012 based on a further 9 games, then of course it stayed the same in July 2012 since he played no blitz games in that period.

The url for the July 2012 blitz file is http://ratings.fide.com/download/blitz_jul12frl.zip. Trying the obvious substitution - http://ratings.fide.com/download/blitz_may12frl.zip (or "mar" instead of "may") gives a 404 error, so the file is genuinely not there.

At a cursory glance the majority of entries in the "Games" column is zero which suggests that more games were played in the two previous periods.
Ah, but I was so much older then. I'm younger than that now.

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