In The Beginning
Well, I finally got around to setting up this blog. I'm David, a 29 year old grandmaster from Australia (see the picture. In case you're wondering, I'm the slightly taller one). The main reason I've been slack in getting this up and running is because most of my blogeriffic attention goes into my website, www.davidsmerdon.com, but the kind people at chess.com have given me the green light to cross-post things here.
I wouldn't expect too much in the way of chess intructional tips on this blog, if I were you. Most of my musings have very tentative connections to chess, at best. In the past, I've been known to prattle on about such diverse topics as gender politics, economics, current music, karma and naked bike riding. Yeh, you heard me. I guess I should keep this blog a little more chess-focussed, but we'll see.
To get things kicked off (and so it doesn't look like I have a completely empty wall here), here's a pseudo-chess related post I did a while ago that neatly highlights the romantic rollercoaster we ride as zealous chess fans. Enjoy.