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Getting Back Into the Game

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   After a substantial time of being away from chess and this site, I've decided to make a surprise appearance and let you all know out there who have been following me (all 5 of you), that I'm returning to Chess.com.

 

   The reasons why I left were never divulged (nor will they be) but let's just say that I noticed things on the site I didn't agree with. So I took some time away from the site to deal with it. Naturally, with me, it took longer than usual, but I feel now is the right time to return.

 

   The Official Chess.com/TV Group has grown to over 1100 members, the Anand vs. The World vote chess match is coming up next Sunday and the buildup to the Anand vs. Carlsen match is underway.

 

   I haven't figured out where I'm going to focus on and what kind of blog this is going to be; a personal chess journey blog, a chess news blog or anything like that. I guess I will have to decide on that as I move on.

 

   There's definitely a lot to focus on now with the Beijing Grand Prix, all the cheating articles, Anand, Carlsen, the September Sinquefield Cup and everything in-between, so I see it is as the right time to return to my news blogging, if I decide to go that way, which I probably will.

 

   But to those who have stuck with me, just know that I have returned to Chess.com and, more specifically, to the glorious blog. Laughing

 

   Have a good day everyone!

 

   -Mark

Comments


  • 13 months ago

    jhb701

    welcome back!

  • 13 months ago

    SonofPearl

    Hi Mark! Welcome back! It's nice to see you around these parts again. Smile

  • 13 months ago

    ChessMarkstheSpot

       Thanks for the responses guys. It means a lot.  Smile

       @Maine-iac - I've been here almost three years I believe and in that time I've done a lot.

       Formed, along with my girlfriend, the Official Chess.com/TV Group, became a Chess.com/TV Chat moderator, a recognized, by IM David Pruess, chess journalist on this site, a two-time #1 Top Blogger, covered and wrote several Chess.com sponsored events for the NEWS section as well as a few of my own NEWS entried, have an article or two up in ARTICLES, my Downloads section downloads are always featured...there's more too.  Smile

       I haven't been around that much in the past 4-6 months but I'm here again hoping to get back into doing what I enjoy a lot; cover chess. Smile

       -Mark

  • 13 months ago

    -_KNiGHt_-

    Welcome back. 

     =)  

    aloha

  • 13 months ago

    suzettemy

    Welcome Mark; Nice to see you are back home.  I'm looking forward to your blog.  Smile

  • 13 months ago

    Stormstout

    It's been a while, welcome back!

  • 13 months ago

    NM GargleBlaster

    Welcome back.

  • 13 months ago

    C-D-B

    What a time to come back!

  • 13 months ago

    Maine-iac

    I'm a newcomer to Chess.com....less than a year of seniority.  Who are you?   

    I didn't see it on your profile.    Paul

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