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Fred Aborn

Rating (2440)
Last moved 3 hours and 14 minutes ago

About Fred Aborn

I played my games according to the style of Anderson for awhile. Then I played according to a book by Karpov. Later I built a database of the games of Sergey Karjakin because he had a nice simple opening style that I wanted to learn for OTB play. Now I use a new more complete opening book which includes the best of modern play.

I've been playing since 1954. My favorite opening move back then was P-R4. Later I played in college where my roommate taught me the fools mate. After that, I played where I worked and won those tournaments. In the early 1980's, I used to go to the Boylston Chess club at nights.

I played postal chess in the era before good computer chess programs and did very well. I played chess computers for a few years before I found out how high their rating was. I improved a public domain computer program by making it play faster. I've acquired and read a hundred chess books over the years. I occasionally play at chess bars.

Rating Trend (last 50 games)

Rated Won / Drawn / Lost

All Rated

417 games

As White

198 games

As Black

219 games

Player Stats

All Games Played512
In Progress13
All Moves15707
Moves This Month125
Tournament Entry Rating2440

Rated Color


417 games


312 games


18 games


87 games

Rated Timeouts


35 games


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90 days1 Year5 Years
Highest Rating244024412441
Average Rating243424302371
Lowest Rating242624112254
Opponent Average Rating210319471997
Games Rated13108294
  • 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.
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