My First Blog Post!

GM KaydenTroff
Feb 11, 2010, 10:42 AM |

Hi! My name is Kayden Troff, I am a National Master from Utah. I am 11 years old and I LOVE chess! I play/study chess for 6-7 hours total every day, and I am hoping to one day have it up to 10 to 13 hours a day (is sleep really necessary?). I am  currently the number one rated player in the country for all players my age.  The first thing I want to make clear is that I do chess out of my own free will. Why, you may ask... because (as I already said) "I LOVE chess!".  I started playing when I had just turned 3 years old.  I used to sit on my dad's lap and watch him play with my brothers.  I don't really remember that, but my parents say that one day I just announced I wanted to play and started playing.  For me, I never remember a time that I did not play chess.  There have been so many cool things that have happened to me because of my chess.  I have been able to travel all over including to Mexico for the North American Championship, I have met some really cool people, and I've made money!!Smile  You can read all about me on my website at  I think is great and I am excited to have the chance to play and improve on this website.  I especially like the Tactics Trainer with the ratings.  If you haven't tried that out yet, you really should!!!