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durienb

Rating (1973)

Last moved 11 hours and 14 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 1435
Rated 1381
Won 1081
Lost 248
Drawn 106
In Progress 27
Moves 42556
Moves This Month 445
Rating 1973
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2060
Tournament Entry Rating 2016
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/Lost1381
1033 (75%)245 (18%)
W/D/L As White701
527 (75%)111 (16%)
W/D/L As Black680
506 (74%)134 (20%)
Played By Color1381
701 (51%)680 (49%)
Won By Color1033
527 (51%)506 (49%)
Lost By Color245
111 (45%)134 (55%)
Drawn By Color103
63 (61%)40 (39%)
Wins by timeout 103 (9.97%)
Losses by timeout 5 (2.04%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating206020602162
Average Rating203020242039
Lowest Rating197319731854
Opponent Avg. Rating185217941655
Games Rated3498950
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 28 Jul '14 .