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AttilaTheHorn

Rating (1756)

Last moved 1 hour and 3 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. 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.
>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

"People are like stained-glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within." –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, 1926-2004

"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

 

Stats

Games Played 8046
Rated 8006
Won 5380
Lost 2115
Drawn 551
In Progress 47
Moves 248146
Moves This Month 146
Rating 1756
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1833
Tournament Entry Rating 1794
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
Won/Drawn/Lost8006
5343 (67%)2113 (26%)
W/D/L As White4007
2741 (69%)978 (24%)
W/D/L As Black3999
2602 (65%)1135 (28%)
Played By Color8006
4007 (50%)3999 (50%)
Won By Color5343
2741 (51%)2602 (49%)
Lost By Color2113
978 (46%)1135 (54%)
Drawn By Color550
288 (52%)262 (48%)
Wins by timeout 562 (10.52%)
Losses by timeout 0 (0.00%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating183318331856
Average Rating174617531745
Lowest Rating166816601569
Opponent Avg. Rating149415511586
Games Rated33310186386
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 02 Aug '14 .