First Blog ~ About Me

First Blog ~ About Me

DimeSlinger
DimeSlinger
Jan 20, 2014, 8:12 PM |
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Hey guys this is my first blog post so I just wanted to let everybody know stuff about me. I'm 14 years old and in 8th grade. I'm a 2-sport kid, completely dedicated to both baseball and basketball. I began playing chess when I was 8 to improve my basketball. I am a point guard, meaning my job is to lead the team, control the tempo of the game, and make great passes so other guys can score. Chess helps me "see the floor" better, so I can predict what is going to happen a split second before it happens... Get why chess is helpful? 

As for baseball, I am a center fielder, so I run around and track fly balls. I need to get good jumps on balls and predict where they will land and get under them... Again, get where chess comes in?

In school, I currently have a 4.0 GPA and am studying advanced 9th grade algebra. I have to work very hard because I am not one of those people who easily make sense of numbers. Chess helps me to sort out problems and make sense of them and help me continue studying at an advanced level.

If you've made it this far, thanks for reading my first blog, I promise my other blogs won't be this long, I just wanted to fill in those who may not be very familiar with me. Have a good one.