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Rating (1484)

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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 1537
Rated 1501
Won 744
Lost 690
Drawn 103
In Progress 15
Moves 46667
Moves This Month 368
Rating 1484
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1681
Tournament Entry Rating 1582
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
713 (47%)685 (46%)
W/D/L As White737
359 (49%)334 (45%)
W/D/L As Black764
354 (46%)351 (46%)
Played By Color1501
737 (49%)764 (51%)
Won By Color713
359 (50%)354 (50%)
Lost By Color685
334 (49%)351 (51%)
Drawn By Color103
44 (43%)59 (57%)
Wins by timeout 32 (4.49%)
Losses by timeout 14 (2.04%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating158216811742
Average Rating152315571560
Lowest Rating146414521337
Opponent Avg. Rating154616001558
Games Rated662561179
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 18 Dec '14 .