New to this and will be coming in to visit and play in spurts as my life is a real whirlwind right now. More on that later if it needs to be said.
Played alot of this game as a young boy and it tapered off as I grew older and explored other things,playing a little as a teen and even less as the years came and went. But I love this game. Always have.
What brought it back into my life to the extent that I joined this site is the interest my 7 year old son has shown in it and the great moments we have shared while he learns and we play together. He may continue to show interest and he may not,I hope he does, but my interest and desire has been awaken and I am looking forward to learning and playing as much as possible.
Like my favorite sport Golf, chess is a game you can play forever and never master completely, play with people of all levels and enjoy the act of participating,and enjoy at any age. I am glad to be back and really glad this site is here.
Be patient with me if we get the opportunity to play together, I am a little rusty. Technical terms,insider verbiage, and historical games and strategy will lose me completely for awhile, but I learn quickly and I am open to whatever well intentioned information and advice you have. I love to learn.
Ok, I guess that's it for now. Peace.
March 4, 2011
Hello again. Damn. Almost 3 years to the day since I have posted anything. In my defense, I did not join this site to write, but one would think that something could have well been posted by now. Anything!
I write this now because it feels like the right thing to do. First visit in awhile to the site proper, and after deleting 50 odd messages that are totally out dated and useless I started poking around. All my games are done via the app on my iPhone nowadays, and as convenient as that is, it lacks a great many tools that are so much a part of this site. Tools I can use.
Am playing and enjoying the game more than I have in a very long while. Have some friends that I play with consistently on this site, and have recently started become party to small group of borderline fanatics that plays on Thursday nights in my town. Fathers and sons playing chess and other mischief. They will have my arse if I don't tighten up my game, so I believe more frequent visits to this site will be in the works.
That's all for now.