If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything.
In the beginners mind there are many possibilites; in the expert's there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
I really like to play games, and wish I was better at it, as I have a highly competitive nature. I traveled around quite a bit when I was younger and now am happy to be in the place I am now. My main goal in life is to be comfortable. Most people who know me think I have a odd outlook on things, while they see black and white, I always see grey. I enjoy chess,but prefer to play in person.
As a mere pastime chess is easily learnt, and a very moderate amount of study enables a person to become a fair player, but the higher ranges of chess-skill are attained only by persistent labour. The real proficient or "master" not merely must know the subtle variations in which the game abounds, but must be able to apply this knowledge in the face of the enemy and to call all that they have of foresight, brilliancy and resource, both in attack and in defence.