AttilaTheHorn

Rating 1730

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 will click any skull I see without hesitation or warning. (I have an itchy trigger finger!) In many sports, the clock often defeats an opponent. Chess is no different, so that no matter how one may feel about it, a win by timeout is just as honorable as 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 classes to children in schools, which invariably means that I'm accustomed to playing a lot of simuls with them.
>"I play the horn because I can't sing. If I could sing, I would not play the horn." –Ifor James, 1931-2004

>My header photo is from my days of coin collecting. This is a Canadian 25-cent note, printed only in 1870, 1900, & 1923, and commonly called a shinplaster.
>My avatar photo is my current cat, Cricket, who is a Calico. She's a real sweetie.
"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

14023 games

As White

7008 games

As Black

7015 games

Player Stats

All Games Played14097
Rated14027
Won9788
Lost3461
Drawn848
In Progress46
All Moves435715
Moves This Month2315
Rating1730
Tourn. Entry Rating1773

Rated Color

All

14023 games

Won

9722 games

Lost

3455 games

Drawn

846 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

882 games

Lost

0 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating181118171833
Average Rating173617261732
Lowest Rating166316201580
Opponent Average Rating167216351502
Games Rated35814396731
  • 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.
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  • Last refreshed on 21 Nov '18 .

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