Rating 1970

Accepting challenges from rated over 2000
Daily ChessLast move 4 hours and 25 minutes ago

About durienb

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 (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2673 games

As White

1343 games

As Black

1330 games

Daily ChessStats

Games Played2754
In Progress17
All Moves84494
Moves This Month0
Tourn. Entry Rating1985
Vacation rem' 202236 days

Live ChessStats

Games Played18

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Rated Timeouts


142 games


9 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating197020012077
Average Rating193319191966
Lowest Rating189518561796
Opponent Average Rating175918731839
Games Rated1861848
  • 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.
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