I've stopped playing it... but I want to come back again.. its been a few months.. but I plan on becoming the best player I can be. I've played in district tournaments all the time; received 2nd plaec in one of them. The rest I came up almost to the top 10 or top 5; like in the state tournament, i ended somewhere in the top 20; which im proud of :D. I love it because it refreshes your mind; its the only game that keeps me focused, and helps me out when I have an issue. I finally stop thinking about it. Another thing that helps me like chess are my writing skills. I've thought about becoming a writer many times and I know I want to pursue that career so for now that's my goal- becoming a writer.And I've gotten a whole lot better just like I'm getting better in chess and I expect to learn even more these next few years.