So....This is my first ever blog and I want to start off by saying, I am not very good at chess.
I love this game far more than it loves me.
I learned the rules from my Dad (who is not a serious player) when I was young and I have only recently discovered the immense following and community that exists because of this amazing game.
I am hoping that I can document my improvement and integration into the community using this brilliant website.
I have been playing seriously for about a year now. I've followed chess.com's various events and have previously had another username in which I was a Diamond member.
I had to start again due to a number of health and personal reasons and I see this as the perfect opportunity to begin this blog.
Over the last couple of days I have watched the Speed chess championship and the grudge match between Simon Williams and Ben Finegold. These events have really got my passion for chess to a high point. Watching the blitz brawl with Lawrence Trent afterwards in which he made several good points about how premium members really help the site out inspired me to forget the past and get on with life. This has resulted in me taking out a platinum membership which I will soon upgrade to diamond.
Keep an eye out for my username chess.com. I plan on making a mark and being around for all future events.
If there is anyone out there that wants to help me out. Hit me up, add me as a friend, send me a message, however you prefer to talk. It would really be great to get to know some people that love this game as much as I do and improve together.
See you all soon.