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durienb

Rating (2036)
Last moved 58 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

1495 games

As White

758 games

As Black

737 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1549
Rated1495
Won1161
Lost280
Drawn108
In Progress14
All Moves45882
Moves This Month8
Rating2036
Tournament Entry Rating2055

Rated Color

All

1495 games

Won

1113 games

Lost

277 games

Drawn

105 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

117 games

Lost

5 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating207520752162
Average Rating203619922022
Lowest Rating197619191854
Opponent Average Rating178917651684
Games Rated37114847
  • 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 01 Aug '15 .