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About JeanTylerGabriel

"Chess is eminently and emphatically the philosopher's game."
~Paul Morphy

You can't learn if you don't play.

Losing at chess is learning about chess.

"When you are lonely.  When you feel yourself an alien in the world.  Play chess.  This will raise your spirits and be your counselor in war."

“To know ten thousand things, know one well.”
“The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his useless actions.”
“To become the enemy, see yourself as the enemy of the enemy.”
~Miyamoto Musashi "A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy"

The best way to improve your chess game is to lose... and learn from your mistakes.

It appears that chess is not about who makes the best moves; but who makes the least mistakes.

I respect & admire players who do not resign or accept/offer a draw. As they are aware of the simple fact that prior to the checkmate, an opponent can make a mistake; be that blundering away a piece, losing on time, or falling victim to a stalemate/draw.

Sacrifice what you have to achieve what you need.

The aesthetically elegant game wins most gracefully and often.

The Evans Gambit is by far the greatest opening that white can play. Should black accept the gambit, white gains tempo; in the event that black declines the gambit, white gains tempo. When white, the side that already begins the game with tempo gains tempo over black in the opening, there really isn't anything white can do BUT win.

Chess is simple; Life is hard.

Paul Charles Morphy
Robert James Fischer
Emanuel Lasker
José Raúl Capablanca
Magnus Carlsen
Wilhelm Steinitz
Akiba Rubinstein
Aron Nimzovich
Tigran Petrosian
Siegbert Tarrasch

"In chess, as it is played by masters, chance is practically eliminated."
~Emanuel Lasker

"The hardest thing in chess is to win a won game."
~Frank Marshall

"Nothing eases suffering like human touch."
~Bobby Fischer's last words

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

5071 games

As White

2622 games

As Black

2449 games

Player Stats

All Games Played5262
In Progress176
All Moves161428
Moves This Month70
Tournament Entry Rating1291

Rated Color


5071 games


2121 games


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200 games

Rated Timeouts


600 games


909 games


90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating124813911694
Average Rating113112251287
Lowest Rating10291029746
Opponent Average Rating137114361456
Games Rated833152944
  • 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 15 Feb '18 .