Chess has been a game that I have played throughout my entire life. This year, chess has entered my life and has become a major commitment. I joined my high school's chess team, attended chess lessons, and participated in school tournaments. However this is all recent. The title of this post is "How I became interested in chess", not "Chess in My Daily Life".
The first time I saw a chess board was 10 long years ago, at a Saturday Scholars chess class. That class taught me the "basics of chess". I didn't learn moves such as "En Passant" or "Castling" until this year. At that early age, I had no concept of strategy. I had no idea how to play "The Opening", "The Middle-Game", or "The End-Game". I would open with bizarre moves like f3 or a3.
In 8th Grade, I finally learned some basic strategies, but I didn't take any of them into consideration.
In my junior year of high school, I somehow became obsessed with the game. I began studying openings, tactics, strategies, grand-master games, end-games, etc. Chess has become a major part of my social life too. I have made many friends through the sport and hope to make more next season.
Chess has been with me my entire life and I hope that it will continue to be with me in the future.