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About durienb

Hello fellow chess lovers!

I'm a 45-year-old writer/editor/musician, married and living on the West Coast. My favourite chess players are among the great tacticians: Paul Morphy, Frank Marshall, Alexander Alekhine, Paul Keres, Mikhail Tal, and Bobby Fischer. Been playing on RHP for a few years now and it's improved my game tremendously. Thank you RHP!

Above: Jazz legend John Coltrane

Great classic jazz album & personal fave: A Love Supreme
(For an amazing transcription of Trane's poem/psalm set to its musical counterpart, check out

I'll occasionally refer to opening book theory and research for unfamiliar openings, as site rules allow, and I strongly recommend it to improve opening knowledge. Using engines, on the other hand, is both cheating and really pointless as you can never truly win a game that way: "Glory stain'd is a vict'ry Pyrrhic - a shamed knave prancing on sad stilts."

"Chess is the place we can be both lovers and fighters." D.B. (yours truly)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation" - Psalm 27:1

Enjoy your games!

Rating profile



Games Played 1504
Rated 1450
Won 1131
Lost 266
Drawn 107
In Progress 12
Moves 44577
Moves This Month 162
Rating 2029
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2060
Tournament Entry Rating 2044
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
1083 (75%)263 (18%)
W/D/L As White735
553 (75%)118 (16%)
W/D/L As Black715
530 (74%)145 (20%)
Played By Color1450
735 (51%)715 (49%)
Won By Color1083
553 (51%)530 (49%)
Lost By Color263
118 (45%)145 (55%)
Drawn By Color104
64 (62%)40 (38%)
Wins by timeout 113 (10.43%)
Losses by timeout 5 (1.90%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating202920602162
Average Rating198519902030
Lowest Rating193019191854
Opponent Avg. Rating170317731662
Games Rated22114913
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 08 Mar '15 .