greenpawn34

Rating 1915

About greenpawn34

Hi,

I'm Geoff Chandler, a chess bum, hacker and cheapo merchant.

Blog 4 is the blog I do for RHP where I use games played on RHP.

I learned how to play chess when I was 6 or 7 by watching
my father. He was playing dominoes at the time and I kept
telling him what to play. Eventually he locked me in a cupboard
under the stairs where I found an old chess set, a torch and
a Fred Reinfeld book on Opening Traps.

I was in that cupboard for 18 years, when I came out I was a chess genius.

Somehow round about the Fischer boom I got good.
My first ever rating was 1720 (that was 1974).

I ran my own chess magazine 'Capatal (sic) Chess', full of
jokes, games from local players and other such nonsense.

Joint wrote a book with Danny Kopec and friends. 'Master Chess' I did the Tactics section.

I then tied first for the Scottish Open. Grade up to 2200 something.
(with todays rating inflation that's 2900 something!)

My picture appeared in a paper and some man who opened up a shop selling games,
jigsaws and chess computers wanted me to promote his chess computers.

I said 'No', he said £100 a week. I said Yes! (in 1984 £100 p/w was good money.)

Alas no more weekend chess so practically gave up the game, including
the magazine though played in league matches and wrote a few articles.

Wrote 'Rampant Chess' with Keith Ruxton, and awarded Scottish Player of the Year 2010.

Favourite Books: Catch 22, Three Men in a Boat and Treasure Island.

Favourite Chess Book: 'Tarrasch's Best Games' by Reinfeld.

There I can only tell you what book I know gave me a leg up.
Not sure about GM's recommending new books for students,
how do they know it will do any good. They are already good!

The Student has to come back in 40 years and tell us if it was any good.

Every Chess player is my friend.

Develop, Check all Checks and watch those unprotected pieces.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

1179 games

As White

595 games

As Black

584 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1238
Rated1179
Won970
Lost122
Drawn146
In Progress1
All Moves29704
Moves This Month0
Rating1915
Tourn. Entry Rating1960

Rated Color

All

1179 games

Won

923 games

Lost

118 games

Drawn

138 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

52 games

Lost

0 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating192820062061
Average Rating189319391950
Lowest Rating186018601756
Opponent Average Rating152214911508
Games Rated75225836
  • 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 19 Sep '19 .

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