Eric Knight

Rating 1354

Playing max preferred number of games
Daily ChessLast move 8 hours and 28 minutes ago

About Eric Knight

Before playing here I hadn't played chess much since 1969, when I would drop in at the Chess House on W. 72nd St (NYC) at 4 a.m. after my taxicab shift (there were always plenty of players). The Chess House is gone now. And where have all the players gone? Either dead or online, I guess!

My playing style can be described as clever moves plus blunders. Quite often I won't choose what I think is the best move, but what I think is the most ~interesting~ move. So if you see me make what seems to be a bad move... well, it's probably just a blunder. But it could be something else!

I'll take skulls in clan games because others are depending on the outcome, but I won't click on skulls in other games if you time-out unless you seem uninterested in moving. In tournaments the system will automatically award me the game 2-4 days after your skull appears anyway.

If you make a blunder, send a message and if I get it before my move I'll let you take the move back if it's reversible (not a pawn move, no piece taken, no one in check, etc.) I'll make a reversable "dummy" move, you'll reverse your blunder move, I'll reverse my dummy move, then you make a better move. Send me a message if you want to do this; I used to ask people first if they wanted to take back the move, but that takes too much time.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

3468 games

As White

1725 games

As Black

1743 games

Daily ChessStats

Games Played3544
Rated3468
Won1696
Lost1655
Drawn193
In Progress18
All Moves102552
Moves This Month37
Rating1354
Tourn. Entry Rating1428
Vacation rem' 202336 days

Rated Color

All

3468 games

Won

1638 games

Lost

1637 games

Drawn

193 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

61 games

Lost

23 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating143115021583
Average Rating137413851398
Lowest Rating129912941252
Opponent Average Rating136813761393
Games Rated602621151
  • 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 30 Jan '23 .

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