Beastie Blog: The Life of a Chess Streamer
ZugzwangBeast here. Just wanted to say hello and let you know a little more about myself. I am currently a stay at home father of an awesome 2 year old (almost 3) that is going to school to become a middle school math teacher. I love chess and have since I started playing it back in 1999. I've taken a 10 year detour on my road to become a chess master and have recently decided to attain this goal again. Over my detour, I've missed playing serious chess regularly. I've played in maybe 2 tournaments each year, usually small tournaments due to funds at the time. I am trying to get into streaming again (tried about 5 years ago but had to stop due to moving to a location without adequate internet to do so (Satellite internet....ewwww)). I guess the net is the net, but when it stops working because it's a cloudy day it's not gonna work for streaming. Anyways, I started streaming back at the beginning of January and have found that I really enjoy it. I'm loving talking chess to the viewers (and sometimes myself lol). It's fun seeing what I can still remember and what I need to work on.
Between my daughter's needs, my school needs, and helping with my father-in-law I don't have much time to study chess. I've mainly been using the chess.com tools like tactics trainer and lessons almost daily to try to improve and de-rust. This seems to have helped a bunch and I'm gonna keep doing it. I want to show that even a 31 year old father without much time can become a master using the chess.com tools. I will be trying to post a blog at least once a week showing my difficulties and strengths with becoming a master and improving overall.
Thanks for your time,