FirebrandX

North of Dallas, United States
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Formerly a video game world champion on various console formats, I started chess in my 20's after a friend got me interested. Played in my first tournament at the age of 25. I'm quite certain I would have been at least an IM had I began training at the usual age of 6 or 7, but alas, I was playing Atari 2600 during those years :-P At any rate, once I beat my first master in an OTB tournament game when I was 35 years old, I was pretty much satisfied I'd done much better than most adults learning chess. So later when I managed to win first place in an open section of a local tournament, I took the trophy home and retired from OTB rated chess. Now I focus my efforts on ICCF. I became the 19th USA CC Champion on June 30th, 2013. Also became an ICCF International Master on July 18th, 2013 and an ICCF Senior International Master on February 2nd, 2016. Current ICCF: SIM 2510

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