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Rating (1571)

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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 1618
Rated 1582
Won 783
Lost 728
Drawn 107
In Progress 13
Moves 49229
Moves This Month 631
Rating 1571
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1626
Tournament Entry Rating 1598
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
752 (47%)723 (46%)
W/D/L As White780
382 (49%)353 (45%)
W/D/L As Black802
370 (46%)370 (46%)
Played By Color1582
780 (49%)802 (51%)
Won By Color752
382 (51%)370 (49%)
Lost By Color723
353 (49%)370 (51%)
Drawn By Color107
45 (42%)62 (58%)
Wins by timeout 32 (4.26%)
Losses by timeout 14 (1.94%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating161916261742
Average Rating155615441564
Lowest Rating148914521337
Opponent Avg. Rating157815771564
Games Rated772651227
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 31 Mar '15 .