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durienb

Rating (2003)

Last moved 4 hours and 43 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 1431
Rated 1377
Won 1080
Lost 245
Drawn 106
In Progress 27
Moves 42478
Moves This Month 367
Rating 2003
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2060
Tournament Entry Rating 2031
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/Lost1376
1032 (75%)241 (18%)
W/D/L As White698
526 (75%)109 (16%)
W/D/L As Black678
506 (75%)132 (19%)
Played By Color1376
698 (51%)678 (49%)
Won By Color1032
526 (51%)506 (49%)
Lost By Color241
109 (45%)132 (55%)
Drawn By Color103
63 (61%)40 (39%)
Wins by timeout 103 (9.98%)
Losses by timeout 5 (2.07%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating206020602162
Average Rating203620262039
Lowest Rating200119891854
Opponent Avg. Rating180017801655
Games Rated3098955
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 18 Jul '14 .