Greetings. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sheldon and I have lived in Osaka, Japan for the past 9 years. I am originally from Canada, but moved to Japan in order to teach English. My obsession with the Great game of Chess began in the summer of 2012. I learned the game as a child but hadn't played in years; while at one of my schools I was challenged by some teenage students and soundly beaten; thus began my odyssey. I enjoy studying the theory and strategy of chess and play most everyday. I am almost always open to a Challenge, regardless of rating or experience, but I do ask that it be 48 hour turn or less, and I prefer to play against fast players. I also host tournaments on a weekly basis, my tournaments are always restricted to players who have an average response time of 3 hours or less.