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durienb

Rating (1945)

Last moved 3 hours and 56 minutes ago

About durienb

Hello fellow chess lovers!

I'm a 43-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 profile

 

Stats

Games Played 1478
Rated 1424
Won 1110
Lost 261
Drawn 107
In Progress 20
Moves 43883
Moves This Month 330
Rating 1945
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2060
Tournament Entry Rating 2002
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
Won/Drawn/Lost1424
1062 (75%)258 (18%)
W/D/L As White721
542 (75%)115 (16%)
W/D/L As Black703
520 (74%)143 (20%)
Played By Color1424
721 (51%)703 (49%)
Won By Color1062
542 (51%)520 (49%)
Lost By Color258
115 (45%)143 (55%)
Drawn By Color104
64 (62%)40 (38%)
Wins by timeout 111 (10.45%)
Losses by timeout 5 (1.94%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating199220602162
Average Rating194920002035
Lowest Rating191919191854
Opponent Avg. Rating173117571659
Games Rated37123948
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 20 Nov '14 .