Began chess in High School, but gave it up all-too-soon. Got back to it with "Fischer Fever," 1972. Played in first-ever World Open, NYC, 1973 (Even got a win = a bye. Organized a club in Newport, RI, became a TD.
Conducted three school chess programs in the area, including state HS champion team in 1996. My 'chess hero'? New England legend John Curdo. "Who's that?" you ask. Check him out - an amazing record!