Nick HawkinsRedwood City, United States
I play too much blitz and not enough classical games. I don't know how serious I am about improving at this point, but I'll keep playing as long as I keep enjoying myself.
Chess makes a good excuse to travel. So far I've played tournaments in Utah, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Colorado, California, and British Columbia. If you know of a cool tournament in a state or country I haven't been to, please let me know! And if you're looking for a tournament worth traveling for, the Oregon Open on Labor Day weekend is fantastic.
Finally, I wish I didn't have to say this, but here goes. Chess is supposed to be fun, so be nice. If you say rude things for no reason, spam draw offers, or play on time in a dead draw like king and rook versus king and rook, I'll block you. If you leave rude comments on my profile, I'll delete them. If you can't handle losing to a lower-rated player, don't play. Good luck, have fun, and play well!