Karpov once said " To be a champion requires more than simply being a strong player; one has to be a strong human as well". Karpov will always be my favourite player and a fine role model.
Please don't be offended if I don't chat, it’s turned off. Chat is disabled by my choice and the democratic option this site allows. I basically really just have the time to play chess and mostly blitz at that, so it’s too hard to chat during the 3 mins anyway. Other commitments crop up during play, so don’t get upset if I stop playing after a game without notification. If you have to go you have to go. Please note that the chat facility is turned on for friends, no problem acknowledging a game with a friend. If you like playing chess, are a good sport, don’t resort to nasty comments and respect all people then feel free to send me a friend request. If you get upset, delve into the nasty language, pass negative comments etc then by all means feel free to stay away! By the way, I play a lot of pre-emptive moves so I regularly make heaps of mistakes by a wrong prediction, your bonus, cheers. It's all good, this is my stress un-winder and competitive as I am, it really doesn’t worry me. It's still only just a game in the scheme of things. My real life starts when I leave this screen.
All the best and kind regards to the decent folk here, cheers.