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Rating (1962)
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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 Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2057 games

As White

1032 games

As Black

1025 games

Player Stats

All Games Played2117
In Progress17
All Moves61247
Moves This Month17
Tournament Entry Rating1965

Rated Color


2057 games


1083 games


686 games


288 games

Rated Timeouts


130 games


5 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating196219782010
Average Rating190719221890
Lowest Rating187018391710
Opponent Average Rating171218831806
Games Rated21127904
  • 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 30 Jul '15 .