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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 Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

1516 games

As White

767 games

As Black

749 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1570
In Progress10
All Moves46366
Moves This Month62
Tournament Entry Rating2054

Rated Color


1516 games


1124 games


286 games


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Rated Timeouts


118 games


5 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating207320752131
Average Rating204520112017
Lowest Rating200619191854
Opponent Average Rating200518151693
Games Rated27115828
  • 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 stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 04 Oct '15 .