finnegan

Rating 1946

About finnegan

And if somewhere out there,
Nearby or far away, we're summoned
By war, by country, by life,
Let them summon us in vain, and let
Each, under some friendly shade,
Dream of his opponent.
And the chess game, of its indifference.
Fernando Pessoa (1916)

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum - even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there's free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.”
― Noam Chomsky

If we have the possibility of knowing the truth, why would we choose to be deceived? (Isiah Berlin)

When you want to know the truth, you do not care who is right. (Richard Feynman)

"Is there anything more inconsistent with civil conversation, and the end of all debate, than not to take an answer, though ever so full and satisfactory, but still to go on with the dispute as long as equivocal sounds can furnish a 'medius terminus', a term to wrangle with on the one side or a distinction on the other?......for this in short is the way and perfection of logical disputes, that the opponent never takes any answer, nor the respondent ever yield to any argument." John Locke, Thoughts Concerning Education, 1690

"I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers."
Kahlil Gibran

"Dogmatism and skepticism are both, in a sense, absolute philosophies; one is certain of knowing, the other of not knowing. What philosophy should dissipate is certainty, whether of knowledge or ignorance."
Bertrand Russell

If Marx was not so good he would not have had so many nutters claiming to be Marxists. And today, anyone wnting to be taken seriously still needs to take Marx into account.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2183 games

As White

1099 games

As Black

1084 games

Player Stats

All Games Played2244
Rated2183
Won1198
Lost737
Drawn309
In Progress0
All Moves64930
Moves This Month0
Rating1946
Tourn. Entry Rating1947

Rated Color

All

2183 games

Won

1141 games

Lost

733 games

Drawn

309 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

134 games

Lost

5 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating194919602063
Average Rating194119401939
Lowest Rating192719201839
Opponent Average Rating196519021833
Games Rated526562
  • 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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  • Ireland Club

    Old Irish: Buanbach: A board game, from buan - good or constant as in constant capture. Fidchell: "wood intelligence." Often translated as chess. We have little idea how either was played, except with pieces on a board.