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philaretus 32 ( +1 | -1 )
White/Black proportion I notice from my statistics that I have played 37% of my games as White, and 62% as Black. (Yes, I know about the rounding anomaly). Do you know of anyone on GK with a higher proportion of games as Black?

I'd like to think this explains why my rating has fallen so low. Unfortunately, I think there's a more important reason. :(
blatman 17 ( +1 | -1 )
NO MATTER It doesn't matter whether you play black or white. It will only make a difference once you are playing at ELO ratings in excess of 1900 or there abouts,

TGB
rommel13 6 ( +1 | -1 )
I just checked and.. 77% of my games have come from the black side
anaxagoras 34 ( +1 | -1 )
Well, only 43% of my games have been from the black side (23 white, 18 black), but that % can change dramatically after a few more turns as black. Of course, the only explanation for some having more games as black is others having more games as white: e.g. gm_stefan has 63% as white (192 white, 92 black)!

chessnovice 15 ( +1 | -1 )
... I have a higher percentage in black games just because I feel it's a courtesy to challenge a new opponent giving them the white side.
tulkos 6 ( +1 | -1 )
philaterus, I know why your rating is so low! read your profile!
philaretus 5 ( +1 | -1 )
tulkos I too know why my rating is so low, but I don't need to read my profile. :/
philaretus 13 ( +1 | -1 )
anaxagoras One of my current opponents, aulia, has played 80% of his games as White!