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AttilaTheHorn

Rating (1689)
Last moved 40 minutes ago

About AttilaTheHorn

Oh, to express, with worthy stress,
And real success, the heartiness
With which I bless the manliness
And charm of chess.
For who can guess what broad excess
Of steadiness and thoughtfulness
One must possess, so that success
May crown one’s chess?
And I confess that no duress,
Or dire distress, could e’er repress
The eagerness with which I press
To play at chess.
No pitiless fair sorceress,
By soft caress, or looks or dress,
Could dispossess me of my, – yes!
My love of chess.


>Chess is all about regicide, and it doesn't matter how it's done as long as it's within the rules and laws of the game. Therefore, since the clock is an integral part of the rules in all forms of chess, I click all skulls without hesitation or warning. (I have an itchy trigger finger!)
>No matter how one may feel about it, a win by timeout is no less honorable than a win by checkmate.

>I'm a horn player who plays not only music, but also chess; I've played the horn all over North America and parts of Europe, playing virtually everything in the orchestral and solo horn repertoire. – My chess career is somewhat less interesting! However, I teach chess to children in schools, which invariably means I play a lot of simuls with them.
>The horn player depicted in my profile picture in the upper right is purported to be Franz Strauss, 1822-1905, possibly the best horn player of his day. He was the father of the famous composer, Richard Strauss, 1864-1949.
>"I play the horn because I can't sing. If I could sing, I would not play the horn." –Ifor James, 1931-2004

>My avatar picture is my current cat, Cricket, who is a Calico. She's a tremendous cat.
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." –Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965
>No heaven will ever Heaven be,
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

12689 games

As White

6342 games

As Black

6347 games

Player Stats

All Games Played12762
Rated12695
Won9016
Lost2997
Drawn749
In Progress34
All Moves393797
Moves This Month2597
Rating1689
Tournament Entry Rating1744

Rated Color

All

12689 games

Won

8950 games

Lost

2992 games

Drawn

747 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

828 games

Lost

0 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating177717991837
Average Rating170717201736
Lowest Rating161915801580
Opponent Average Rating151814831483
Games Rated34615176152
  • 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 17 Dec '17 .