Martin WalkerIllinois, United States
I have a lot of hobbies, including horse-back riding, writing, programming computers (which is also my job), among other things. Most of my time is taken up caring for my six kids and my wife. In addition to my full-time job working as a programmer at an insurance company, I also have a small company with my brother called Superiority Studios, which makes small iPhone apps.
Just another hobby for me, chess is cool because it doesn't leave anything to chance. I started playing when I was a kid, and still enjoy playing it with my brother, and sometimes my oldest daughter. I really love the beauty of chess, particularly when playing another human being (as opposed to a machine), as a lot of the beauty to me is the psychological aspect of it. It is fascinating the different personalities involved in chess, and the vast number of ways different people approach it.