Outback

Rating 1178

About Outback

Hi I am a 58 year old (young) Advocate, SC, AJ, hence this prolix profile. We get paid by time spent and old habits die hard. Cattle game and feed farmer (devoted) father of 3 (bad one) and besotted bow and rifle hunter (dedicated - ethical). My fondness for chess far exceeds my ability to play it well at all. Since joining this club I learnt how below average I actually am. 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. My stats are deservedly terrible. 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. A player on this site once resigned after he was no less than 3 Qs up on me! Sheepishly told me afterwards he thought I was 3 Qs up on him... Strange game this chess... 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

9517 games

As White

4643 games

As Black

6808 games

Player Stats

All Games Played10375
Rated9518
Won4313
Lost5649
Drawn413
In Progress298
All Moves351669
Moves This Month2832
Rating1178
Tourn. Entry Rating1329

Rated Color

All

9517 games

Won

6148 games

Lost

4988 games

Drawn

315 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

854 games

Lost

603 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating129714291455
Average Rating113712051219
Lowest Rating994994994
Opponent Average Rating113611851228
Games Rated26112375587
  • 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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