AttilaTheHorn

Rating 1766

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. So I tend to move quickly.
>"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

14289 games

As White

7144 games

As Black

7145 games

Player Stats

All Games Played14364
Rated14292
Won9934
Lost3559
Drawn871
In Progress41
All Moves443593
Moves This Month2793
Rating1766
Tourn. Entry Rating1791

Rated Color

All

14289 games

Won

9866 games

Lost

3554 games

Drawn

869 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

887 games

Lost

0 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating181118171833
Average Rating173517311732
Lowest Rating164516201580
Opponent Average Rating167416521507
Games Rated36014456860
  • 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 22 Jan '19 .

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