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Joined 25 Jun '06
Last Moved 02 Mar '15
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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)

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

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Games Played 2086
Rated 2026
Won 1121
Lost 681
Drawn 284
In Progress 16
Moves 60261
Moves This Month 16
Rating 1869
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2010
Tournament Entry Rating 1939
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
1064 (53%)284 (14%)678 (33%)
W/D/L As White1015
544 (54%)146 (14%)325 (32%)
W/D/L As Black1011
520 (51%)138 (14%)353 (35%)
Played By Color2026
1015 (50%)1011 (50%)
Won By Color1064
544 (51%)520 (49%)
Lost By Color678
325 (48%)353 (52%)
Drawn By Color284
146 (51%)138 (49%)
Wins by timeout 128 (12.03%)
Losses by timeout 5 (0.74%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating194320102010
Average Rating190419441884
Lowest Rating186918691710
Opponent Avg. Rating192418331805
Games Rated22185979
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 26 Feb '15 .