I played chess from 9th grade until i was 27. Played on our high school state champion team. . Left the game for 22 years in 1987. Been back since November 2010 and have no intentions of leaving. Win or lose,I don't back down from anybody!! You want to play,challenge me!! I look forward to all challenges.I am getting stronger,as a lot of people will attest to. I don't cheat or use computers or other programs. I will beat you on my own. It helps with otb play.