Graham Nicholls

Rating 1022

About Graham Nicholls

Average club player 20 years ago, but not played since, so very rusty. Enjoying playing again. Don't say you'll not claim timeouts, then claim when you go a knight down. You know who you are.
I seem to play well for a week or two, then crash and burn. Member of the Christian club, but don't get the wrong idea - I'm as (apolitically) liberal as they come. Jesus was someone with the highest personal standards, but who accepted everyone who came to Him, so honest, or with a "history", gay, straight, rich (well he had a few things to say about that one) , poor, married, divorced, single, employed or not, He longs to welcome us with open arms. I can't bear the Christian right, but I won't hold that against you if we play (or if we chat).

Sorry for what looks like a "rating ambush". I'm probably realistically around 1600 when I take the time. (OK, realistically 1400 :-) The dip you'll see is due to a bout of depression, when playing was just too much work. I'm not trying to win tournaments by entering at a much lower level than I'm really worth - that would be childish. Trouble is, to get games you have to enter tournaments, and they're often restricted by rating.

Oh, and skulls. Yes, I'll time you out if I'm winning - especially if I'm miles ahead. If I think it's drawn or lost, then I'll try not to, but please respond to a reminder.

Good luck in our games. Let's make beautiful chess!

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

639 games

As White

317 games

As Black

322 games

Player Stats

All Games Played652
In Progress0
All Moves15486
Moves This Month0
Tourn. Entry Rating1022

Rated Color


639 games


317 games


297 games


25 games

Rated Timeouts


31 games


156 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating164716471691
Average Rating134913981394
Lowest Rating102210221006
Opponent Average Rating142713401381
Games Rated78204545
  • 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.
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Affiliated Clans

Affiliated Clubs

  • The Christian Chess Club

    We are becoming active again. If you want multi-tourneys at 1 time, let me know the preferred time controls.

Tournament Victories