What got me playing chess
My dad was an avid chess player when I was growing up. I have watched him playing chess against his brother and others. Eventually, my dad taught me how to play chess. He showed me a few openings. He was pretty good at 5-minute games and his FIDE rating in 1970's was approximately 1850. He eventually stopped playing chess sometimes in 1980's. I played chess on and off. In mid 1990's, I played chess for a few years. I was a member of Internet Chess Club. I would mostly play rapid games but I would get frustrated with losses. My rating at that time was approximately 1350. I didn't have enough tools to tune up my skills and I lacked patience. Last year, I started playing chess via Chess With Friends. Then, my friend told me about Chess.com and I signed up. My current rating is approximately 1650. When I started playing Chess.com, my rating fell under 1000. Of course, I still make blunders. I'm learning to play better chess!