BluesChord

Rating 1577

Accepting all challenges
Daily ChessLast move 50 minutes ago

About BluesChord

61 yrs. Male, Retired Control Room Operator, Sugar Industry.
Guitarist (fingerpick) Singer/Songwriter, Published Poet.
Played in a few bands in Southern Idaho, lots of bars, fairs, biker rallies, etc.

My first Chess Set was from a box of Grape Nuts Cereal I believe. I was about 10, I think. On the back of the cereal box was a board and pieces you cut out, inside was a small instruction book.

I was so excited to learn, I drove my family crazy trying to get them to play. Finally my Dad said, go play with your Brother-in-law, he plays.
Ron studied books and subscribed to Chess Magazines. He had a photographic memory. We would play a game and then he would set the board up from memory to a certain point of the game and tell me my mistake and have me play again from the new position. He was a good teacher but this only lasted a short time.
(side note - A few years later when I was 18 I played him again and won)

When I was in 7th grade I joined the School Chess Club. We had around 20 members I think...I made it to board 8. We played one Tournament, I know I won my games but that's all I remember about it. I had more fun running up and down the School hallways in my socks, sliding with my friends lol.
I played chess off and on all through School and in my adult life.

I have a deep love of the game but have very high anxiety at times which is hard on my already high blood pressure. This led to me leaving RHP for several years, even looking at a game once in awhile would send my heart racing and still does at times. I have to pace myself these days and try not to take the game as serious as I once did.

Now that I'm retired and a bit better health wise, I decided to give it a go again.

See you on the boards!
I wish you well,
Mark
(Living on the Oregon Coast)

"Noli turbare circulos meos!"
~Archimedes~

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

421 games

As White

227 games

As Black

194 games

Daily ChessStats

Games Played439
Rated421
Won273
Lost155
Drawn11
In Progress15
All Moves13826
Moves This Month459
Rating1577
Tourn. Entry Rating1577
Vacation rem' 202236 days

Rated Color

All

421 games

Won

258 games

Lost

153 games

Drawn

10 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

32 games

Lost

20 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating157715771577
Average Rating146914201420
Lowest Rating136213241324
Opponent Average Rating135913241324
Games Rated61119119
  • 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.
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