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)
|Games Played ||2081|
|In Progress ||18|
|Moves This Month ||5|
|Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) ||2010|
|Tournament Entry Rating ||1963|
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.
|1063 (53%)||284 (14%)||673 (33%)|
|W/D/L As White||1012|
|543 (54%)||146 (14%)||323 (32%)|
|W/D/L As Black||1008|
|520 (51%)||138 (14%)||350 (35%)|
|Played By Color||2020|
|Won By Color||1063|
|Lost By Color||673|
|Drawn By Color||284|
|Wins by timeout ||128 (12.04%)|
|Losses by timeout ||5 (0.74%)|
|Historical||90 days||1 Year||5 Years|
|Opponent Avg. Rating||1879||1826||1804|
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 10 Jan '15 .