Richard Laura

Richard Laura

Chess Player Profile

Richard Laura

Rating 1920

Accepting all games*
Daily ChessLast move 29 Mar 15

Bio

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

50 games

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

1657 games

As White

812 games

As Black

845 games

Stats
Daily Chess
Games Played
1678
Rated
1657
Won
1049
Lost
358
Drawn
271
In Progress
0
All Moves
50353
Moves This Month
0
Tourn. Entry Rating
1920

Rated Color

All

1657 games

Won

1035 games

Lost

352 games

Drawn

270 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

85 games

Lost

0 games

Historical

Highest Rating193819381938
Average Rating001901
Lowest Rating185018501850
Opponent Average Rating001784
Games Rated0039
90 days1 Year5 Years

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Tournament Victories

Tournament
2012 December Octet XI
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2011 April Doctor No
Private
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 October Octet X
Public
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 June CW June Duel
Private
Tournament Winner
Tournament
2010 January CW ny2101
Private
Tournament Winner
User Id
#568679
Joined
15 Mar 10
Last Daily Move
29 Mar 15
Last Live Game
-

Awards

  • Rated player

Ladder Rank

No ladder entered

Notes

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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