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durienb

Rating (1982)
Last moved 2 minutes ago

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 vimeo.com/2446572)

I'll occasionally refer to opening book theory and research Chessgames.com 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

1488 games

As White

754 games

As Black

734 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1542
Rated1488
Won1157
Lost278
Drawn107
In Progress14
All Moves45737
Moves This Month31
Rating1982
Tournament Entry Rating2028

Rated Color

All

1488 games

Won

1109 games

Lost

275 games

Drawn

104 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

117 games

Lost

5 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating207520752162
Average Rating204119932024
Lowest Rating197619191854
Opponent Average Rating176617661679
Games Rated38120857
  • 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 02 Jul '15 .