BluesChord

BluesChord

Chess Player Profile

BluesChord

Rating 1453

Accepting all games*
Daily ChessLast move 4d 9h ago

Bio

Skulls will be taken without warning, just as flags are taken over the board in a physical tournament.

62 yrs. Male, Retired Control Room Operator, Sugar Industry.
Guitarist (fingerpick) Singer/Songwriter, Published Poet.
Played in a few bands in Southern Idaho, lots of bars, fairs, biker rallies, etc.

My first Chess Set was from a box of Grape Nuts Cereal I believe. I was about 10, I think. On the back of the cereal box was a board and pieces you cut out, inside was a small instruction book (This was when Fischer was on his rise and Chess was in the news).

I was so excited to learn, I drove my family crazy trying to get them to play. Finally my Dad said, go play with your Brother-in-law, he plays.
Ron studied books and subscribed to Chess Magazines. He had a photographic memory. We would play a game and then he would set the board up from memory to a certain point of the game and tell me my mistake and have me play again from the new position. He was a good teacher but this only lasted a short time.
(side note - A few years later when I was 18 I played him again and won)

When I was in 7th grade I joined the School Chess Club. We had around 20 members I think...I made it to board 8. I played in one tournament, I know I won my games but that's all I remember about it. I had more fun running up and down the school hallways in my socks, sliding with my friends lol.
I played chess off and on all through school and in my adult life.

Now that I'm retired and have more time I thought I would come back to RHP and give it a go again.

See you on the boards!
I wish you well,
Mark
(Living on the Oregon Coast)

"Noli turbare circulos meos!"
~Archimedes

Profile Pic of a Pawn taking down a King by Jon Lion Fine Art with his permission. Check him out, he's a great artist! https://twitter.com/jonlionfineart2

Rating Trend

50 games

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

502 games

As White

268 games

As Black

234 games

Stats
Daily Chess
Games Played
520
Rated
502
Won
318
Lost
183
Drawn
19
In Progress
1
All Moves
16616
Moves This Month
1
Tourn. Entry Rating
1504
Vacation rem' 2024
36 days

Rated Color

All

502 games

Won

303 games

Lost

181 games

Drawn

18 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

42 games

Lost

20 games

Historical

Highest Rating149715551615
Average Rating147515221466
Lowest Rating145314531324
Opponent Average Rating152114681361
Games Rated424200
90 days1 Year5 Years

Affiliated Clans

No affiliated clans

Affiliated Clubs

No affiliated clubs

User Id
#87930
Joined
20 Jul 04
Last Daily Move
4d 9h
Last Live Game
-
Vacation Remaining
36 days

Awards

  • Awarded for 10 years playing chess
  • Awarded for 10 years playing chess
  • Rated player
Playing for 20 years

Ladder Rank

No ladder entered

Notes

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 Jun 24.

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