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Mar 27, 2010, 4:59 PM |

Ok if you made a bother to even look at this blog I must say thank you first and foremost. I believe that even though some people make their own blogs that they put a lot of time and effort into its a shame that no one reads them, and I dont think that chess is one of those hot topic issues that really gets talked about much. However on a website where chess is the main focus I have higher hopes that someone will take the time to read it.

For those of you who do not know me I will give you a bit of information about me pertaining to my chess skills and how I began my interest in chess.

I used to play chess for my High School back in New Jersey when I was a teenager. I was one of the few people there that really put a lot of time and effort into learning everything that was taught to me by my chess coach at the time. Unfortunately I can not remember his name otherwise I would put it here and give him the credit he deserves for teaching me how to become a better player during that time period.  At the time when I started I was one of those players who would open up with rook pawns and bring the rooks right into the game. Of course when I got to the chess club I found out that this wasnt the smartest of openings when I got check mated in 3 moves. Of course from that day forward I made sure I learned how to do the same moves and how to avoid it. I had a lot of friends that were part of my chess team and I did my best to try and teach them the little that I knew and understood to make us a better team. 

So for a long time my chess playing went pretty much dormant only retaining what I had learned from H.S. For some reason or another I had decided to go to the uscf website and find my rating and to see if possibly there might be a chess team of some sort nearby to where I live. Lo and behold the Henderson Vance Chess club was in the area. I made a phone call to one of the members and by the following week I was hooked into chess all over again.

I now find myself reading books, playing, teaching my kids, and now blogging about it.  I will try to keep up with blogging about my chess games and what I learn in the meantime. Hope to hear comments from all of you soon.