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AttilaTheHorn

Rating (1772)
Last moved 8 minutes ago

About AttilaTheHorn

Oh, to express, with worthy stress,
And real success, the heartiness
With which I bless the manliness
And charm of chess.
For who can guess what broad excess
Of steadiness and thoughtfulness
One must possess, so that success
May crown one’s chess?
And I confess that no duress,
Or dire distress, could e’er repress
The eagerness with which I press
To play at chess.
No pitiless fair sorceress,
By soft caress, or looks or dress,
Could dispossess me of my, – yes!
My love of chess.


>Chess is all about regicide, and it doesn't matter how it's done as long as it's within the rules & laws of the game. Therefore, since the clock is an important part of the rules in all forms of chess, I click all skulls without hesitation or warning. No matter how one may feel about it, a win by timeout is no less honorable than a win by checkmate.
>I prefer quicker games with multiple moves per day.

>I'm a horn player who plays not only music, but also chess; I've played the horn all over North America and parts of Europe, playing virtually everything in the orchestral and solo horn repertoire. My chess career is somewhat less interesting! However, I teach chess to children in schools, which means I play a lot of simuls.
>The horn player depicted in the profile picture in the upper right is purported to be Franz Strauss, 1822-1905, possibly the best horn player of his day. He was the father of the famous composer, Richard Strauss, 1864-1949.
>"I play the horn because I can't sing. If I could sing, I would not play the horn." –Ifor James, 1931-2004

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats." –Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965
>My avatar picture is my current cat, Cricket, who is a Calico. She's a real sweetie.
No heaven will ever Heaven be,
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

9231 games

As White

4617 games

As Black

4614 games

Player Stats

All Games Played9285
Rated9237
Won6361
Lost2327
Drawn597
In Progress19
All Moves285775
Moves This Month175
Rating1772
Tournament Entry Rating1802

Rated Color

All

9231 games

Won

6313 games

Lost

2324 games

Drawn

594 games

Rated Timeouts

Won

636 games

Lost

0 games

Historical

90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating183318331856
Average Rating174617521746
Lowest Rating166116611569
Opponent Average Rating144614521566
Games Rated29612255940
  • 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 02 Aug '15 .