Something’s about me.
My first Car: Fiat X19 Bertone
Next Cars: Fiat Spider 124
Or: BMW Z-4
First rap group concert: Grandmaster and the Furious Five
Favorite baseball player: Darryl Strawberry
My baseball team: The Mets
My football team: The Giants
My favorite actress: Nia Long
My Mother's favorite musical artist:
Jimi Hendrix ©
Favorite Grand Master:
Lev Alburt -Writer©
Lev Osipovich Alburt is a chess Grandmaster and chess writer. He was three-time Ukrainian Champion, and after defecting to the United States in 1979, became three-time U.S. Champion.
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Born: Aug 21, 1945 (age 70) · Orenburg, Russia
·1979: Alburt defected to the United States in 1979, staying for several months with his former coach and fellow Ukrainian chess player and chess journalist Michael Faynberg.
·1980: In 1980, Alburt led the U.S. Chess Olympiad team at Malta.
·1986: In 1986 he drew an eight-game match with British Chess Champion Jonathan Speelman.
·2003: Chess Rules of Thumb written by Lev Alburt was first published on November 17, 2003.
·2004: In 2004, he was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer.
·2009: Chess Openings for Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire written by Lev Alburt was first published on January 06, 2009.
My other stuff:
Chess: Have been playing off and on, for the past 5 years.
Motorcycles: Been riding for a while and considering selling my motorcycle.
Music: This is my passion. Love to dance and listen to R&B, Rap, Pop, Salsa etc., etc.
Training: The usual Cardio and weights.
Education: Trying to obtain a Master’s in Business Administration and become a Certified Public Accountant.
Traveling: Trying to see all 50 states in America and visit 25 foreign countries.
Expectations: Trying not to have expectations of people or pass heavy judgement.
Self-esteem: Back on top of things.
Best relationships: Father, Mother, Brother and God Brother.
Chess club: need to join one to elevate my game.
My favorite saying: Be well, Stay free.
A great poem: As stated by Marianne Williamson,
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
You are a child of God. You’re playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others” (Jack Canfield, 2000).
Source: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson (as quoted by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech, 1994)
Works Cited: Jack Canfield, M. V. (2000).The Power of Focus. Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States of America: Health Communications, Inc.