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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. 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



Games Played 8020
Rated 7980
Won 5359
Lost 2111
Drawn 550
In Progress 42
Moves 247411
Moves This Month 3011
Rating 1730
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1837
Tournament Entry Rating 1783
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
5322 (67%)2108 (26%)
W/D/L As White3990
2726 (69%)976 (24%)
W/D/L As Black3989
2596 (65%)1132 (28%)
Played By Color7979
3990 (50%)3989 (50%)
Won By Color5322
2726 (51%)2596 (49%)
Lost By Color2108
976 (46%)1132 (54%)
Drawn By Color549
288 (52%)261 (48%)
Wins by timeout 560 (10.52%)
Losses by timeout 0 (0.00%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating183318371856
Average Rating174817551745
Lowest Rating167116601569
Opponent Avg. Rating150315541586
Games Rated32810136401
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