I work as a training specialist. I love nature a lot especially the sea. Aside from chess, my other special interests are arts (particularly poetry and cross stitching) and travelling. I started playing chess at the age of 10. I know I'm just an intermediate player but I love the game nonetheless because it always activates my mind. I see myself as more of a defensive than an offensive player but I'm beginning to learn to develop the offensive kind of play since I joined and played in this site. Vladimir Kramnik and Gary Kasparov are my favorite masters.