Why am I here
I taught myself how to play chess in grade school. Didn't really have someone to play with. A chess club was started at my high school my senior year easy to say that I was the weakest player there, but I played every day and got better at it. Then I graduated. Chess was put on a back burner. A friend of mine was the chess coach at the school he taught at. I start playing again. I went with him and played in in a couple of tournaments and was embarrish. I ended my chess playing. My son that is in first grade brought home a flyer talking about forming a chess club at school. I quickly volunteer to help out. My son enjoys playing and learning about chess. This time I decided that if I was going to help my son learn I needed to set the example of learning to play chess the right way. I got a couple of chess books from the library and use them to help improve my game. I even do the exercises that comes at the end of the chapter. It took several tries to beat the 800 rated computer and I beat the 1200 rated computer after I realize I could take back mistakes I made. I just played my first game against a live person and was beaten in 19 moves. I got a way to go but I am learning and enjoying chess.com . Practice if you want to become better.