I Should Have Retired Undefeated!
Happiness is starting out new.
After a few nights fooling around with my Chessmaster CD-ROM, I went looking for a good online Chess site and happily found chess.com - absolutely fantastic. I am having fun with all the great resources.
After a few days lurking, someone invited me to play a game - and suddenly I had a 4 - 0 undefeated streak and was briefly rated over 1600. (yes I understand how provisionally inaccurate this is!)
Statistical anomolies can be fun! (said the guy that struggles to beat 6 year old Josh in Chessmaster)
Perhaps I should have retired undefeated, but I am enjoying myself and now have a medium goal to see if I can actually become a real 1600 player.
In the mean-time, if you want to play me, I'll be the cheerful guy with about a 1200 ability.