I always struggle writing about myself but I guess I'll try.
Hi! My name is Ricardo Peredo, but most people know me as Richie. I'm currently 19, a sophomore at the UTRGV, and I'm majoring in Accounting (yes, I know it's monotonous, but to be fair, most careers also are, so what the hell).
I started playing chess back when I was in Pre-K at the age of about 5. I was apparently very smart at that age and they thought I would be good at chess, so my parents made me join against my will, (I was 5 so I didn't really have much of a say).
I didn't really start improving until I was in High School. I entered 9th grade with a low 1300 rating, but by my 11th grade I was already 1900+ and having placed 2nd in State. Unfortunately, my rating has been kind of stationary there since then, but I guess that's what happens when you find studying boring.
Other than chess my only other real interest is in sports, primarily what you Americans dare call soccer, although I'm also a big fan of the NFL (I'm currently 11-1 in my fantasy league despite drafting David Johnson and Dalvin Cook only to lose them to injury).