I have been playing consistently for about months now. Played chess for a long while, on/off. Learned early...Ahem...anycase, here is my first OTB (over-the-board) game in about 5 years.
Later I was informed that he was an expert (2000+ rating). He told me that I would be rated around 1600, which I was extremely happy with, as I had always been at about 1400 prior to starting to play on here.
This next one I had played a week later as Black against someone new. I was feeling good about some previous games online prior, and was playing well. Until...take a look lol.
Although a loss, I got to take a new outlook at playing the Hippo more formerly and effectively, ever increasing my skills! :D In time, in time...
A winning game of mine with the Polish! Check it.