Outback

Rating 1173

Accepting all challenges
Daily ChessLast move 19 minutes ago

About Outback

Hi I am a 60 year old (young) Advocate, SC, AJ, hence this prolix profile. We get paid by time spent and old habits die hard. Weekend farmer (devoted), father of 3 (bad one), besotted bow (most men 40 years younger than me are unable to draw anyone of my 9 bows) and rifle hunter (dedicated - ethical), on road off road BMW motorbike lover, piously devoted to good whiskey and hopelessly dedicated to triathlon training - around 60 hours per month - swim cycle run repeat. See you at the Durban Iron Man on 5 June 2022. My fondness for chess far exceeds my ability to play it well at all. In truth I am hopeless. I suck. But I am always keen to give every game an honest good go and will accept any challenge. A good hiding induces respect. I play for fun and relaxation but I do sulk for a day or so after a stupid move. I am over hasty and most of my losses are due to impatience. I make at least one stupid error per game (you can always bank on that) and as soon as I get over that habit, and patiently stick to a more defensive game and reduce the crazy number of games I play - my ratings should decrease less rapidly. I used to dislike taking skulls. Its like kissing your sister but no more after those whose skulls I spared, delighted in taking mine. I dislike playing to the death, if I cannot win, but force myself to do so as of late, as it makes perfect sense and stalemate is sweet; but will only do so if I think I can possibly achieve stalemate. Otherwise if I am way down you deserve your win and I chuck in the f...it bucket and move on. But if you as much as hint that I should resign I will not. Resigning is actually liberating. Try it. If I am playing slower than usual it is because you are playing a good game. I would not know how to use a computer to help me, even if I had one. I am also unable to tell if you are using one. But hey - if that floats your boat. Should you slow down to maximum time just because I am up, I am sure to return the compliment. Regards Leon

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

11437 games

As White

5570 games

As Black

5867 games

Daily ChessStats

Games Played12357
Rated11438
Won5372
Lost6486
Drawn499
In Progress257
All Moves419692
Moves This Month1997
Rating1173
Tourn. Entry Rating1269
Vacation rem' 202234 days

Rated Color

All

11437 games

Won

5252 games

Lost

5791 games

Drawn

394 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

1001 games

Lost

682 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating125513651439
Average Rating113811911214
Lowest Rating997997994
Opponent Average Rating105811281195
Games Rated20411385947
  • 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 24 May '22 .

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    For players 1100 - 1350 that like Tournaments

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