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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 and 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, and she's a real sweetie.
No heaven will ever Heaven be,
Unless my cats are there to welcome me.

Rating profile



Games Played 8553
Rated 8510
Won 5777
Lost 2204
Drawn 572
In Progress 23
Moves 263433
Moves This Month 1533
Rating 1757
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1833
Tournament Entry Rating 1795
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 Games
5738 (67%)2201 (26%)
W/D/L As White4255
2939 (69%)1021 (24%)
W/D/L As Black4255
2799 (66%)1180 (28%)
Played By Color8510
4255 (50%)4255 (50%)
Won By Color5738
2939 (51%)2799 (49%)
Lost By Color2201
1021 (46%)1180 (54%)
Drawn By Color571
295 (52%)276 (48%)
Wins by timeout 588 (10.25%)
Losses by timeout 0 (0.00%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating181318331856
Average Rating175717541746
Lowest Rating169716681569
Opponent Avg. Rating146514971584
Games Rated28411486187
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 22 Dec '14 .