White: Scotch; Bg5 Najdorf; Classical Caro-Kann; Tarrash; Pirc Austrian Attack Black: Gruenfeld; Sicilian Dragon. The truth is not all openings are as robust as they suggest. These are robust and a wide repertoire whilst harder encourages learning.

For me I am at that point where chess is about patterns and pattern recognition; to play a move because it feels right; not so much about planning or calculation. Play for fun....win slow....lose fast and start over.


.......what else - well I have a famous sister RUMER and also a pretty cool song from my son Ben (20)