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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 1443
Rated 1389
Won 1086
Lost 251
Drawn 106
In Progress 19
Moves 42844
Moves This Month 257
Rating 1941
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2060
Tournament Entry Rating 2000
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
1038 (75%)248 (18%)
W/D/L As White704
529 (75%)112 (16%)
W/D/L As Black685
509 (74%)136 (20%)
Played By Color1389
704 (51%)685 (49%)
Won By Color1038
529 (51%)509 (49%)
Lost By Color248
112 (45%)136 (55%)
Drawn By Color103
63 (61%)40 (39%)
Wins by timeout 103 (9.92%)
Losses by timeout 5 (2.02%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating206020602162
Average Rating201620192039
Lowest Rating192919291854
Opponent Avg. Rating185317911653
Games Rated3898949
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 27 Aug '14 .