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Fred Aborn

Rating (2450)
Last moved 16 minutes ago

About Fred Aborn

I played my games according to the style of Anderson for awhile. Then I played according to a book by Karpov. Later I built a database of the games of Sergey Karjakin because he had a nice simple opening style that I wanted to learn for OTB play. Now I use a new more complete opening book which includes the best of modern play.

I've been playing since 1954. My favorite opening move back then was P-R4. Later I played in college where my roommate taught me the fools mate. After that, I played where I worked and won those tournaments. In the early 1980's, I used to go to the Boylston Chess club at nights.

I played postal chess in the era before good computer chess programs and did very well. I played chess computers for a few years before I found out how high their rating was. I improved a public domain computer program by making it play faster. I've acquired and read a hundred chess books over the years. I occasionally play at chess bars.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

507 games

As White

238 games

As Black

269 games

Player Stats

All Games Played615
In Progress7
All Moves18881
Moves This Month53
Tournament Entry Rating2454

Rated Color


507 games


375 games


19 games


113 games

Rated Timeouts


39 games


3 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating245824582458
Average Rating245424412403
Lowest Rating244824222299
Opponent Average Rating219520781997
Games Rated1061326
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