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AttilaTheHorn

Rating (1748)
Last moved 5 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 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 used to playing 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 is 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

13515 games

As White

6756 games

As Black

6759 games

Player Stats

All Games Played13586
Rated13519
Won9503
Lost3269
Drawn814
In Progress43
All Moves420098
Moves This Month1597
Rating1748
Tournament Entry Rating1782

Rated Color

All

13515 games

Won

9440 games

Lost

3263 games

Drawn

812 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

864 games

Lost

0 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating181018171837
Average Rating173317171734
Lowest Rating162516191580
Opponent Average Rating164415751494
Games Rated33614466565
  • 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 Jul '18 .