I am a serious chess and am studying hard, using's wonderful learning tools, to become a very strong player. I can't remember when I learned to play chess, but I did not become serious about it until quite recently. I am a cello player. I love reading, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I do not watch TV or play Video games, both of which I think are a bad waste of time. I also am a homeschooler. And I am a Roman Catholic. I have a USCF rating of 1529. I hope to get stronger(and a higher rating) after playing in more tournaments. I am not sure how good a chess player I will become in future, (hopefully a Grandmaster some day) but I will become the best that I can. Well, thanks for reading and have a good day.