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Rating (1963)
Last moved 17 hours and 23 minutes ago

About finnegan

And if somewhere out there,
Nearby or far away, we're summoned
By war, by country, by life,
Let them summon us in vain, and let
Each, under some friendly shade,
Dream of his opponent.
And the chess game, of its indifference.
Fernando Pessoa (1916)

If we have the possibility of knowing the truth, why would we choose to be deceived? (Isiah Berlin)
When you want to know the truth, you do not care who is right. (Richard Feynman)
A man may imagine things that are false but he can only understand things that are true. (Isaac Newton)
If "truth" were whatever I could understand - it would end up being just a small truth, one my size. (Clarice Lispector)
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence (Christopher Hitchins)
Real things are precisely those whose properties will never be exhausted by any description we can make of them. We can have comprehensive knowledge only of things that we have made up. (Roy Bhaskar)
"We do not anticipate the world dogmatically, but rather wish to find the new world through the criticism of the old." Marx. Letter to Ruge.
"When my love swears she is made of truth / I do believe her though I know she lies." W. Shakespeare. Sonnet 138.
"Is there anything more inconsistent with civil conversation, and the end of all debate, than not to take an answer, though ever so full and satisfactory, but still to go on with the dispute as long as equivocal sounds can furnish a 'medius terminus', a term to wrangle with on the one side or a distinction on the other?......for this in short is the way and perfection of logical disputes, that the opponent never takes any answer, nor the respondent ever yield to any argument." John Locke, Thoughts Concerning Education, 1690
“The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they’ve found it.” — Terry Pratchett in Monstrous Regiment

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2066 games

As White

1036 games

As Black

1030 games

Player Stats

All Games Played2126
In Progress24
All Moves61419
Moves This Month8
Tournament Entry Rating1970

Rated Color


2066 games


1088 games


689 games


289 games

Rated Timeouts


130 games


5 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating197819782010
Average Rating192219211893
Lowest Rating187018391710
Opponent Average Rating179218741804
Games Rated26119883
  • 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 Aug '15 .