I learned chess as a child but never played seriously. Over the years I played a game here and there, played on the i'net here and there but never won a game...ever. I started playing seriously in March 2012. I began to learn, study gameplay and chess theory a little and I actually began winning games!
I really enjoy playing chess because it is makes me feel like a bit of a mental pugilist. I am a bit addicted to the exhiliration of winning. Plus, being able to play people from all over the world is truly amazing.