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Last moved 896 days 23 hours and 47 minutes ago

About SapanRinpoche

With ENTHUSIASM, I became a Subscriber to RHP on June 4th, 2009 ... and entered my first tournament, etc.

Hi! I am a seventy-three year old WOODPUSHER! In my youth I started playing USCF chess at the age of 27. Had a decent "A" rating before RETIRING as 1) a "USCF Local Tournament Director," and 2) in 1973-74, a (California) member of the USCF Board of Directors, installed by International Master George Koltanowski, when I was running "The Game Place" in Sunnyvale, California. Now I am a Tibetan Buddhist Gelong (Monk), Lama and Rinpoche (recognized in 1996 as a "Western Emanation" of Sakya Pandita.
JULY 27, 2010 UPDATE: After a year of play on RHP I have been up to 2035 and ... going down to 1717 from 1949, clearing out old LOST games ... back UP! Also on July 25th, in one day, I WON MY FIRST TWO RHP TOURNAMENTS ... with more to come soonishly. SO THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL! WHEW! I am grateful to have a place such as RHP in which to exercise my old habit -- playing CHESS!

In OCTOBER 2010 I became a new member in a number of other Clubs in addition to RHP-Club#221, CLuB COLORADO USA, which I had started in 2009. As an ADMIN, I run tournaments in the Club Forum for NON-SUBSCRIBING members. SARVA MANGALAM ... ALL IS AUSPICIOUS!

Um ... EXCEPTION REPORT: In the Fall of 2010 I went crazy and my GIP (Games in Progress) went over 700. In January of 2011, I resolved to reduce the GIP to below 100, etc. In mid-June I had a COMPUTER CRASH; by July 1st, NO HOME COMPUTERS; July 6th to 20th I attended the EMPOWERMENT & INITIATIONS with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. And lost over 400 games on TIME-OUTS! On June 23rd, I reached some level of RECOVERY, still no computer other than at libraries, etc., but GIP down to 200 games, finally! For the sake of my WRITING, and Spiritual Study & Practice, I am WINDING DOWN & EVENTUALLY OUT OF RHP ONLINE CHESS, finally!

Kindest regards & ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!

Sapan Ri

Rating profile



Games Played 1891
Rated 1782
Won 1039
Lost 722
Drawn 130
In Progress 0
Moves 53937
Moves This Month 0
Rating 1312
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1312
Tournament Entry Rating 1312
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
966 (54%)688 (39%)
W/D/L As White892
485 (54%)330 (37%)
W/D/L As Black890
481 (54%)358 (40%)
Played By Color1782
892 (50%)890 (50%)
Won By Color966
485 (50%)481 (50%)
Lost By Color688
330 (48%)358 (52%)
Drawn By Color128
77 (60%)51 (40%)
Wins by timeout 307 (31.78%)
Losses by timeout 413 (60.03%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating161816982035
Average Rating149515981612
Lowest Rating13121312875
Opponent Avg. Rating162415891525
Games Rated361131778
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 10 Dec '12 .