Hi. My username is I be a chess nut! I have been playing in chess tournaments with the USCF since 1980. Briefly a few notable achievements; my USCF Correspondence rating is 2030 which I achieved and held BEFORE engines, computers and the internet. I won my City Title in 1989 one month after my father passed away. I have 17 OTB trophies from many tournaments played in for 35 years. On chess.com I have reached 2000 about 15 times. I won 3rd place in a French Thematic tournament (advanced pawn variation) out of 99 players. I managed to draw "Monica" WFM in Match play. I have about 120 trophies on chess.com. I love to play chess and have been addicted since my dad taught me to play somewhere around 1970. I am proud to say I accomplished these things WITHOUT an engine, bot, or a team of professional advisors. Thanks for reading, have a good one.