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durienb

Rating (2034)
Last moved 3 hours and 3 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

1598 games

As White

807 games

As Black

791 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1654
Rated1598
Won1227
Lost312
Drawn115
In Progress13
All Moves49057
Moves This Month446
Rating2034
Tournament Entry Rating2069

Rated Color

All

1598 games

Won

1177 games

Lost

309 games

Drawn

112 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

119 games

Lost

5 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating210521052131
Average Rating206320542027
Lowest Rating202719761854
Opponent Average Rating183618791715
Games Rated41128722
  • 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 27 May '16 .