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


   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 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 and, more specifically, to the glorious blog. Laughing


   Have a good day everyone!




  • 3 years ago


    welcome back!

  • 3 years ago


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

  • 3 years ago


       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 Group, became a Chat moderator, a recognized, by IM David Pruess, chess journalist on this site, a two-time #1 Top Blogger, covered and wrote several 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


  • 3 years ago


    Welcome back. 



  • 3 years ago


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

  • 3 years ago


    It's been a while, welcome back!

  • 3 years ago

    NM GargleBlaster

    Welcome back.

  • 3 years ago


    What a time to come back!

  • 3 years ago


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

    I didn't see it on your profile.    Paul

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