Richard Laura

Rating 1920

Not accepting new challenges
Last moved 2237 days 23 hours and 16 minutes ago

About Richard Laura

I am a 62 year old organic chemist living north of Boston, Massachusetts. I have never played in an OTB chess tournament or earned a USCF chess rating. Although I was an avid chess player in my youth, before joining Red Hot Pawn I hadn't played chess even casually in over 10 years. I play for fun and enjoyment. I do not think of myself as a highly competitive person, but I try my best to avoid losing. Not concerned with ratings, I am willing to play anyone and I am happy to accept new challenges if I don't have too many games in progress. Send me a message if you would like a game. I try to move at least once a day, but that often isn't possible. I don't take the game too seriously and I don't spend a lot of time on analysis, so naturally I make lots of mistakes. I am willing to engage in conversation during games, or not, depending on my opponent's preference. I will claim wins on time, especially in clan and tournament games, unless you send me an explanation for not moving.

"The game gives us a satisfaction that Life denies us." - Emanuel Lasker

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

1657 games

As White

812 games

As Black

845 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1678
In Progress0
All Moves50353
Moves This Month0
Tourn. Entry Rating1920

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1657 games


1035 games


352 games


270 games

Rated Timeouts


85 games


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90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating193819381938
Average Rating001901
Lowest Rating185018501850
Opponent Average Rating001784
Games Rated0039
  • 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 01 Sep '19 .

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