Eric Knight

Eric Knight

Chess Player Profile

Eric Knight

Rating 1440

Playing max preferred number of games*
Daily ChessLast move 3h 14m ago

Bio

Before playing here I hadn't played chess much since 1969, when I would drop in at the Chess House on W. 72nd St (NYC) at 4 a.m. after my taxicab shift (there were always plenty of players). The Chess House is gone now. And where have all the players gone? Either dead or online, I guess!

My playing style can be described as clever moves plus blunders. Quite often I won't choose what I think is the best move, but what I think is the most ~interesting~ move. So if you see me make what seems to be a bad move... well, it's probably just a blunder. But it could be something else!

I'll take skulls in clan games because others are depending on the outcome, but I won't click on skulls in other games if you time-out unless you seem uninterested in moving. In tournaments the system will automatically award me the game 2-4 days after your skull appears anyway.

If you make a blunder, send a message and if I get it before my move I'll let you take the move back if it's reversible (not a pawn move, no piece taken, no one in check, etc.) I'll make a reversable "dummy" move, you'll reverse your blunder move, I'll reverse my dummy move, then you make a better move. Send me a message if you want to do this; I used to ask people first if they wanted to take back the move, but that takes too much time.

Rating Trend

50 games

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

3724 games

As White

1853 games

As Black

1871 games

Stats
Daily Chess
Games Played
3806
Rated
3724
Won
1841
Lost
1759
Drawn
206
In Progress
15
All Moves
110417
Moves This Month
201
Tourn. Entry Rating
1458
Vacation rem' 2024
36 days

Rated Color

All

3724 games

Won

1779 games

Lost

1739 games

Drawn

206 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

62 games

Lost

23 games

Historical

Highest Rating146414761502
Average Rating142413891376
Lowest Rating137512841252
Opponent Average Rating131513201357
Games Rated281861040
90 days1 Year5 Years

Affiliated Clans

Clan DetailsChallengesGamesPoints
NameLastWonLostDrawnWonLostDrawnNetGross
Tolkien Clan
Tolkien Clan

Tolkien Fans & Fantasy Role Players: Lets Hunt some ORC!

1115h 4m7171649517(72)50
1949 Seniors Clan
1949 Seniors Clan

Chess players 50 yrs or older, actual or in spirit.

118h 56m81687710122(37)69

Affiliated Clubs

The patriots

For all N.A.T.O. members, and allies.


Members
42
Tournaments
281
Formed
13 Jun 11
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Tournament Victories

User Id
#379262
Joined
24 Jul 07
Last Daily Move
3h 14m
Last Live Game
-
Vacation Remaining
36 days

Awards

  • Awarded for 10 years playing chess
  • Awarded for 5 years playing chess
  • Awarded for 1 year playing chess
  • Awarded for 1 year playing chess
  • Rated player
Playing for 17 years

Ladder Rank

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.

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