Learned to move the pieces over fifty-five years ago and will soon turn sixty-five. Really became absorbed with the game during the Bobby Fischer era.  Not a great player, not even very good, but I love the game and always have so I'm always willing to play and to learn.  I did play in my 30s and 40s in USCF rated events, and I did okay. Now as I have gotten older and I am retired I have gone back to things which used to bring me great joy and satisfaction in my younger years. Two of those things are cycling (which has helped me tremendously with my health) and now chess (I need to keep my mind in top form to combat Alzheimers and also keep it in top shape as my  body). Body and Mind!!!