I learned to play this wonderful game in the summer of '08. I just figured a grown man oughta know how to play chess. Little did I anticipate that I'd get totally hooked. I am on this site pretty much every day and I'm grateful for the marvelous friends from all over the world that I've met here.
I will always consider it an honor to play any chess player from any country, of any age, gender, background, religion, political view or chess-playing ability, as long as my opponent is respectful, courteous, honest, fair, and plays his or her best game. That's what I try to do in each game.