My 6 year old grandson got me interested in learning to play last summer. I discovered that I love the mental challenge of chess. I think I can learn to play moderately well because I have a good visual memory. Also, I believe chess has the potential to be good for the brain- anti-Alzheimers. But- lol, I have a long way to go. I have played many online games but so far won only one by accident, I was surprised to see I won and didn't know why! I did understand though when I reviewed the game. Most of all, chess is fun. Through on line games I have chatted with people in other countries. I look forward to playing with some of you.