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Ohforf

Rating (1501)
Last moved 47 minutes ago

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 Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2040 games

As White

1002 games

As Black

1038 games

Player Stats

All Games Played2081
Rated2041
Won986
Lost968
Drawn127
In Progress18
All Moves62342
Moves This Month569
Rating1501
Tournament Entry Rating1544

Rated Color

All

2040 games

Won

953 games

Lost

960 games

Drawn

127 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

36 games

Lost

17 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating158815881742
Average Rating154114831556
Lowest Rating148613671367
Opponent Average Rating158315381565
Games Rated682921352
  • Moves This Month is the number of moves made since the 1st of the month.
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