durienb

Rating 1936

Accepting challenges from rated over 2000
Last moved 1 day 21 hours and 57 minutes ago

About durienb

Hello fellow chess lovers!

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!

Above: Amor Vincit Omnia. Brendan Gleeson in redemption film Calvary, a modern classic.

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 (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2611 games

As White

1311 games

As Black

1300 games

Player Stats

All Games Played2688
Rated2611
Won1851
Lost638
Drawn199
In Progress5
All Moves81949
Moves This Month67
Rating1936
Tourn. Entry Rating1990
Vacation rem' 202136 days

Rated Color

All

2611 games

Won

1782 games

Lost

634 games

Drawn

195 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

140 games

Lost

9 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating201520452077
Average Rating196919391974
Lowest Rating192617961796
Opponent Average Rating189418771854
Games Rated41186953
  • 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 18 Sep '21 .

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