Rating 1312

Accepting challenges from rated 1700 to 2800
Last moved 3087 days 20 hours and 8 minutes ago

About SapanRinpoche

With ENTHUSIASM, I became a Subscriber to RHP on June 4th, 2009 ... and entered my first tournament, etc.

Hi! I am a seventy-three year old WOODPUSHER! In my youth I started playing USCF chess at the age of 27. Had a decent "A" rating before RETIRING as 1) a "USCF Local Tournament Director," and 2) in 1973-74, a (California) member of the USCF Board of Directors, installed by International Master George Koltanowski, when I was running "The Game Place" in Sunnyvale, California. Now I am a Tibetan Buddhist Gelong (Monk), Lama and Rinpoche (recognized in 1996 as a "Western Emanation" of Sakya Pandita.
JULY 27, 2010 UPDATE: After a year of play on RHP I have been up to 2035 and ... going down to 1717 from 1949, clearing out old LOST games ... back UP! Also on July 25th, in one day, I WON MY FIRST TWO RHP TOURNAMENTS ... with more to come soonishly. SO THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL! WHEW! I am grateful to have a place such as RHP in which to exercise my old habit -- playing CHESS!

In OCTOBER 2010 I became a new member in a number of other Clubs in addition to RHP-Club#221, CLuB COLORADO USA, which I had started in 2009. As an ADMIN, I run tournaments in the Club Forum for NON-SUBSCRIBING members. SARVA MANGALAM ... ALL IS AUSPICIOUS!

Um ... EXCEPTION REPORT: In the Fall of 2010 I went crazy and my GIP (Games in Progress) went over 700. In January of 2011, I resolved to reduce the GIP to below 100, etc. In mid-June I had a COMPUTER CRASH; by July 1st, NO HOME COMPUTERS; July 6th to 20th I attended the EMPOWERMENT & INITIATIONS with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. And lost over 400 games on TIME-OUTS! On June 23rd, I reached some level of RECOVERY, still no computer other than at libraries, etc., but GIP down to 200 games, finally! For the sake of my WRITING, and Spiritual Study & Practice, I am WINDING DOWN & EVENTUALLY OUT OF RHP ONLINE CHESS, finally!

Kindest regards & ENJOY, ENJOY, ENJOY!

Sapan Ri

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

1782 games

As White

892 games

As Black

890 games

Player Stats

All Games Played1891
In Progress0
All Moves53937
Moves This Month0
Tourn. Entry Rating1312

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Rated Timeouts


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90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating161816982035
Average Rating149515981612
Lowest Rating13121312875
Opponent Average Rating162415891525
Games Rated361131778
  • 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 10 Dec '12 .

Affiliated Clans


    ACHA! This auspicious clan is full of INTENTIONS, which are that 1) members be from the United States of America (USA); 2) have a Current Rating or TER above 1800+, and 3) place in the top five of a TUSACHACLAN Portal Event run by the CCOUSA club!!!

Affiliated Clubs

  • Robert James Fischer Club



    RHP Chess Club for both those in Colorado and those from elsewhere in the Universe! FLOURISHING with Tournament Play started in the Fall of 2009. NEW FORUM-RUN NON-SUBSCRIBER TOURNAMENTS! WELCOME! -- Sapan Rinpoche, Administrator for CLUB CO USA!

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