Former 2-Time #1 Ranked Chess.com Top-Blogger!
Member of The Chess Journalists of America.
Co-Creator and Super Admin/News Reporter of The Official Chess.com/TV Group
Now, a quote or two:
"Chess is art. Chess is sport. But it's also war. You have to master on the order of a hundred thousand different chess ideas and concepts, patterns of pawns and pieces. That takes work. And you're going to lose a lot of games in the process, so you'll have to be able to make your peace with that, which isn't easy. Because there's no luck involved in the game, you have to face the fact that you lost because your opponent outwitted you." -- Bruce Pandolfini
"You have to have the fighting spirit. You have to force moves and take chances." -- Bobby Fischer
I've been here since 2010 and over time, I've done and achieved a lot here, thanks to the friends I've made, including IMs Danny Rensch & David Pruess. Along with my girlfriend RookedonChess, whom I've known offliine since 2008, we have risen through the ranks of Chess.com and became the first non-STAFF civilian mods for Chess.com/TV Chat, tasked with running the Official Chess.com/TV Group we created it back in 2010 and have even covered online & offline chess events and doing ARTICLES and NEWS for Chess.com.
After countless hours and years of work, we were both were listed as "CONTRIBUTORS" on the "ABOUT" page that's linked at the bottom of every Chess.com page.