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durienb

Rating (2033)
Last moved 4 hours and 46 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

1457 games

As White

739 games

As Black

718 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1512
Rated1458
Won1136
Lost269
Drawn107
In Progress4
All Moves44679
Moves This Month98
Rating2033
Tournament Entry Rating2048

Rated Color

All

1457 games

Won

1088 games

Lost

265 games

Drawn

104 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

113 games

Lost

5 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating206420642162
Average Rating202719882028
Lowest Rating199419191854
Opponent Average Rating177217811670
Games Rated16110882
  • 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 26 Apr '15 .