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durienb

Rating (2018)
Last moved 15 hours and 12 minutes ago

About durienb

Hello fellow chess lovers!

I'm a 47-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 several 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 it out on YouTube).

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

1710 games

As White

863 games

As Black

847 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1767
Rated1711
Won1291
Lost354
Drawn122
In Progress8
All Moves52794
Moves This Month313
Rating2018
Tournament Entry Rating2061

Rated Color

All

1710 games

Won

1240 games

Lost

351 games

Drawn

119 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

120 games

Lost

5 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating202521052131
Average Rating199220182031
Lowest Rating196319361919
Opponent Average Rating203318751764
Games Rated37167671
  • 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 20 Jan '17 .