durienb

durienb

Chess Player Profile

durienb

Rating 2014

Accepting games from rated over 2000*
Daily ChessLast move 4h 47m ago

Bio

Hello fellow chess lovers!

Above: A symbol of the 1.5 million Uyghur concentration camp victims.

I'm a 51-year-old writer/editor/musician, married and living on the West Coast. My favourite chess players are among the great tacticians: Paul Morphy, Frank Marshall, Alexander Alekhine, Paul Keres, Mikhail Tal, and Bobby Fischer. Been playing on RHP for several years now and it's improved my game tremendously. Thank you RHP!

The cheaters on chess sites can be a nuisance, but then again those who need to cheat here to feel good about themselves need pity and prayer a lot more than judgment....

As in life, it's about looking beyond the mud to find the gold!

Great classic jazz album & personal fave: A Love Supreme
(For an amazing transcription of Trane's poem/psalm set to its musical counterpart, check it out on YouTube).

I'll occasionally refer to opening book theory and research Chessgames.com for unfamiliar openings, as site rules allow, and I strongly recommend it to improve opening knowledge. Using engines, on the other hand, is both cheating and really pointless as you can never truly win a game that way: "Glory stain'd is a vict'ry Pyrrhic - a shamed knave prancing on sad stilts."

"Chess is the place we can be both lovers and fighters." D.B. (yours truly)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation" - Psalms 27:1

Enjoy your games & God bless!

Rating Trend

50 games

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2789 games

As White

1399 games

As Black

1390 games

Stats
Daily Chess
Games Played
2884
Rated
2789
Won
1979
Lost
693
Drawn
212
In Progress
5
All Moves
88397
Moves This Month
15
Tourn. Entry Rating
2032
Vacation rem' 2024
36 days
Stats
Live Chess
Games Played
102

Rated Color

All

2789 games

Won

1894 games

Lost

688 games

Drawn

207 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

143 games

Lost

9 games

Historical

Highest Rating205020772077
Average Rating201520111956
Lowest Rating199019511796
Opponent Average Rating185316861837
Games Rated1279581
90 days1 Year5 Years

Affiliated Clans

Clan DetailsChallengesGamesPoints
NameLastWonLostDrawnWonLostDrawnNetGross
Team Canada
Team Canada

The best Canada has to offer!

7123d 17118324(33)9

Affiliated Clubs

Maybe Masters ?

A club for players rated over 2000 at any time, non subs welcome. Quality games with quality players!!!!!


Members
46
Tournaments
23
Formed
26 Mar 14
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Tournament Victories

Tournament
2019 June Quintets I
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2013 April Octet VI
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2013 March Octet VIII
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2013 March Octet II
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2013 January Octet V
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2012 January Octet XVI
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2011 September Octet XI
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2011 September Octet VI
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2011 March Octet VIII
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 September Octet III
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 July Octet I
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 June Octet I
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 May Quartets I
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 May Octet XXI
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2009 October Octet
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2009 October Quartets VI
Public
Tournament Winner
User Id
#431479
Joined
03 Apr 08
Last Daily Move
4h 47m
Last Live Game
2d 9h
Vacation Remaining
36 days

Awards

  • Awarded for 10 years playing chess
  • Awarded for 5 years playing chess
  • Awarded for 1 year playing chess
  • Rated player
Playing for 16 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 May 24.

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