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Rating (2018)

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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 1495
Rated 1441
Won 1123
Lost 265
Drawn 107
In Progress 5
Moves 44171
Moves This Month 39
Rating 2018
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2060
Tournament Entry Rating 2039
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
1075 (75%)262 (18%)
W/D/L As White730
548 (75%)118 (16%)
W/D/L As Black711
527 (74%)144 (20%)
Played By Color1441
730 (51%)711 (49%)
Won By Color1075
548 (51%)527 (49%)
Lost By Color262
118 (45%)144 (55%)
Drawn By Color104
64 (62%)40 (38%)
Wins by timeout 113 (10.51%)
Losses by timeout 5 (1.91%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating201820602162
Average Rating196719932032
Lowest Rating193019191854
Opponent Avg. Rating177017711663
Games Rated31125928
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 19 Jan '15 .