I played allot as a kid while in school . It wasn't the cool thing to do and was hard to find players as I got older. If this computer has done nothing else for me ,it's renewed my interest in chess. I play solely for the the pleasure of the game and for the friendships we make .i could careless about ratings as long as it's a good challenge. I also dislike the conditional moves i like to play people and its a degrading feature of the game. If you use it I will resign !!!!!! HOPE! Hope is something that brings sunshine into the shadows of our lives. It is our link to a better tomorrow. When hope is gone, so is our life force. And when hope is kept alive, so too is our determination to go on.