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About AttilaTheHorn

"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

>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'm involved in teaching chess to young children in schools.
>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
>I used to breed Siamese & Balinese cats, thus my avatar picture which of course is not a Siamese.
It's 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.

My Music Motto: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." –Helen Keller, 1880-1968
My Chess Motto (stolen from Saviely Tartakover, 1887-1965): "Erro ergo sum."
However, maybe I should also use, "Dubito, ergo cogito, ergo sum."

Rating profile



Games Played 7667
Rated 7629
Won 5096
Lost 2036
Drawn 535
In Progress 39
Moves 236746
Moves This Month 1746
Rating 1800
Highest Rating (Last 365 Days) 1837
Tournament Entry Rating 1818
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
5061 (66%)2034 (27%)
W/D/L As White3815
2594 (68%)937 (25%)
W/D/L As Black3814
2467 (64%)1097 (29%)
Played By Color7629
3815 (50%)3814 (50%)
Won By Color5061
2594 (51%)2467 (49%)
Lost By Color2034
937 (46%)1097 (54%)
Drawn By Color534
284 (53%)250 (47%)
Wins by timeout 544 (10.75%)
Losses by timeout 0 (0.00%)
Historical90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating182618371856
Average Rating176217551739
Lowest Rating167016601556
Opponent Avg. Rating155515851580
Games Rated2128596472
Rated stats are updated within 24 hours of the last completed rated game. Last refreshed on 18 Apr '14 .