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Joined 25 Jun '06
Last Moved 18 Apr '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)
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 profile



Games Played 2094
Rated 2034
Won 1123
Lost 684
Drawn 287
In Progress 8
Moves 60413
Moves This Month 50
Rating 1901
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 2010
Tournament Entry Rating 1955
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
1066 (53%)287 (14%)681 (33%)
W/D/L As White1018
544 (53%)148 (15%)326 (32%)
W/D/L As Black1016
522 (51%)139 (14%)355 (35%)
Played By Color2034
1018 (50%)1016 (50%)
Won By Color1066
544 (51%)522 (49%)
Lost By Color681
326 (48%)355 (52%)
Drawn By Color287
148 (52%)139 (48%)
Wins by timeout 128 (12.01%)
Losses by timeout 5 (0.73%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating191720102010
Average Rating187319431885
Lowest Rating183918391710
Opponent Avg. Rating202818561806
Games Rated14158945
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 16 Apr '15 .