Rating 1852

About durienb

Hello fellow chess lovers!

I'm a 49-year-old writer/editor/musician, married and living on the West Coast. My favourite chess players are among the great tacticians: Paul Morphy, Frank Marshall, Alexander Alekhine, Paul Keres, Mikhail Tal, and Bobby Fischer. Been playing on RHP for several years now and it's improved my game tremendously. Thank you RHP!

The number of cheaters on the site (as well as lack of site enforcement) is a bit of a joke, but then again those who need to cheat here to feel good about themselves need pity and prayer a lot more than judgment....

As in life, it's about looking beyond the mud to find the gold!

Above: Amor Vincit Omnia. Brendan Gleeson in redemption film Calvary, a modern classic.

Great classic jazz album & personal fave: A Love Supreme
(For an amazing transcription of Trane's poem/psalm set to its musical counterpart, check it out on YouTube).

I'll occasionally refer to opening book theory and research Chessgames.com for unfamiliar openings, as site rules allow, and I strongly recommend it to improve opening knowledge. Using engines, on the other hand, is both cheating and really pointless as you can never truly win a game that way: "Glory stain'd is a vict'ry Pyrrhic - a shamed knave prancing on sad stilts."

"Chess is the place we can be both lovers and fighters." D.B. (yours truly)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation" - Psalms 27:1

Enjoy your games & God bless!

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

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2192 games

As White

1102 games

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1090 games

Player Stats

All Games Played2260
In Progress26
All Moves68067
Moves This Month639
Tourn. Entry Rating1977

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Rated Timeouts


130 games


9 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating206220772105
Average Rating198319932007
Lowest Rating185218521852
Opponent Average Rating181318131839
Games Rated65259847
  • 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.
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