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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

I'll occasionally refer to opening book theory and research 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



Games Played 1469
Rated 1415
Won 1105
Lost 258
Drawn 106
In Progress 21
Moves 43551
Moves This Month 513
Rating 1978
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2060
Tournament Entry Rating 2019
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
1057 (75%)255 (18%)
W/D/L As White718
540 (75%)115 (16%)
W/D/L As Black697
517 (74%)140 (20%)
Played By Color1415
718 (51%)697 (49%)
Won By Color1057
540 (51%)517 (49%)
Lost By Color255
115 (45%)140 (55%)
Drawn By Color103
63 (61%)40 (39%)
Wins by timeout 111 (10.50%)
Losses by timeout 5 (1.96%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating199220602162
Average Rating194620022036
Lowest Rating191919191854
Opponent Avg. Rating172217671655
Games Rated34117953
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 29 Oct '14 .