Rating 1484

About ArielUK

I'm Darren Turpin, gardener at Ordsall Hall and Gardens in Salford, allotmenteer and blogger ( based in Manchester, UK. I'm a reasonable but horribly inconsistent chess player, and have spent most of my 14+ years on RHP in the 1300-1500 rating bracket as a result. (Try to catch me when I have more than 20 games on the go, I'll usually play too fast and make a blunder-move at some point...)

I'm happy to chat during the game: gardening, GYO, books, real ale / craft beer, football, cooking, movies, TV, music, whatever. But if that's not your thing and you'd rather just play, no problem.

I don't take time-out wins unless the game is obviously long-dead (1-2 months with no moves), or the tournament system forces an auto-time-out.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

2686 games

As White

1300 games

As Black

1386 games

Player Stats

All Games Played2720
In Progress19
All Moves96794
Moves This Month261
Tourn. Entry Rating1512

Rated Color


2686 games


1342 games


1189 games


155 games

Rated Timeouts


82 games


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90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating154115411607
Average Rating146714631470
Lowest Rating140213751294
Opponent Average Rating142213961424
Games Rated5176658
  • 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 17 Jul '19 .

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