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About Ohforf

Before playing here I hadn't seriously played since 1969, when I would drop in at the Chess House on W. 72nd St (NYC) at 4 a.m. after my taxicab shift (there were always plenty of players). The Chess House is gone now. And where have all the players gone? On line, I guess!

Quite often I won't choose what I think is the best move, but what I think is the most ~interesting~ move. So if you see me make what seems to be a bad move... well, actually it's quite likely a blunder. But it could be something else!

I will take skulls in ladder games if I am the challenger, because delays can cause position loss in ladder games, but I won't click on skulls in a tournament game if you time-out; the system will automatically award me the game 2-4 days after your skull appears. And in regular games I won't claim a game because you time-out unless you seem uninterested in moving.

If you make a blunder and realize it right away, send me a message and if I get it before my move I'll let you take the move back, if it's reversible (not a pawn move, no piece taken, no one in check, etc.) The procedure would be that I will make a "dummy" move, then you take back your (blunder) move, then I will take back my dummy move, and then you can go again. You have to send me a message if you want to do this; I used to ask people first if they wanted to take back the move, but it takes too much time that way.

Rating profile



Games Played 1363
Rated 1330
Won 670
Lost 599
Drawn 94
In Progress 14
Moves 41587
Moves This Month 293
Rating 1581
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1742
Tournament Entry Rating 1661
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
640 (48%)596 (45%)
W/D/L As White655
322 (50%)291 (44%)
W/D/L As Black675
318 (47%)305 (45%)
Played By Color1330
655 (49%)675 (51%)
Won By Color640
322 (50%)318 (50%)
Lost By Color596
291 (49%)305 (51%)
Drawn By Color94
42 (45%)52 (55%)
Wins by timeout 31 (4.84%)
Losses by timeout 14 (2.35%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating165317421742
Average Rating158616141555
Lowest Rating152914921337
Opponent Avg. Rating166816431549
Games Rated642571098
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 16 Apr '14 .