48,married with children, I am a contractor in Home Improvements, I coach baseball for the local school,I love to fish, camp,stamp collecting,NASCAR,play chess,and Budweiser........ I just love chess because its so competitive., Kinda like golf; you try as hard as you want, but there is always somebody else better. I always liked Ruy Lopez's opening. I have never been rated but did play at Berkely University in CA. some years ago against rated players but did not keep it up.