I learned to play when my grandfather taught me how on an old chess board with worn down marble pieces. I have loved it ever since. Played in the club in high school. Served in the United States Marine Corps for 8 years after school. I had a long hiatus from the board up until now. Even though I am older now(35) and have children(4), I believe I can put some effort into getting as good as I can because I enjoy it that much. Stop by my stream when I go live and say hello. I will see you on the boards.