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Rating (1561)

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About Ohforf

Before playing here I hadn't seriously played since 1969, when I would drop in at the Chess House on W. 72nd St (NYC) at 4 a.m. after my taxicab shift (there were always plenty of players). The Chess House is gone now. And where have all the players gone? On line, I guess!

Quite often I won't choose what I think is the best move, but what I think is the most ~interesting~ move. So if you see me make what seems to be a bad move... well, actually it's quite likely a blunder. But it could be something else!

I will take skulls in ladder games if I am the challenger, because delays can cause position loss in ladder games, but I won't click on skulls in a tournament game if you time-out; the system will automatically award me the game 2-4 days after your skull appears. And in regular games I won't claim a game because you time-out unless you seem uninterested in moving.

If you make a blunder and realize it right away, send me a message and if I get it before my move I'll let you take the move back, if it's reversible (not a pawn move, no piece taken, no one in check, etc.) The procedure would be that I will make a "dummy" move, then you take back your (blunder) move, then I will take back my dummy move, and then you can go again. You have to send me a message if you want to do this; I used to ask people first if they wanted to take back the move, but it takes too much time that way.

Rating profile



Games Played 1441
Rated 1408
Won 704
Lost 639
Drawn 98
In Progress 24
Moves 44260
Moves This Month 770
Rating 1561
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1691
Tournament Entry Rating 1626
Moves This Month is the number of moves made since the 1st of the month.
Highest Rating excludes provisional (first 20) games.
Tournament Entry Rating is calculated by the formula (CurrentRating + HighestRating) / 2. The entry rating will never drop to more than 100 points below your Highest Rating.
Rated Games
674 (48%)636 (45%)
W/D/L As White692
338 (49%)311 (45%)
W/D/L As Black716
336 (47%)325 (45%)
Played By Color1408
692 (49%)716 (51%)
Won By Color674
338 (50%)336 (50%)
Lost By Color636
311 (49%)325 (51%)
Drawn By Color98
43 (44%)55 (56%)
Wins by timeout 32 (4.75%)
Losses by timeout 14 (2.20%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating160516911742
Average Rating153715921556
Lowest Rating145214521337
Opponent Avg. Rating156416201554
Games Rated582891129
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 23 Aug '14 .