1. My favourite pace for all forms of chess is Rapid.
2. I enjoy watching Rapid Chess played at the top level, and wish there was more of it on chess.com I have created a club called Friends of Rapid.
3. I enjoy playing variant chess. I have created a club called Slow Variants with the purpose of arranging tournaments for Variant chess at Rapid speeds or at least slower Blitz speeds (like 5|5). On 15 April 2018, I sponsored a crazyhouse 5|5 tournament for $500 total prize money and many of the top crazyhouse players participated in it.
4. I also like chess960 and am one of the super-admins of Total 960, (as well as a regular admin at club Team 8)
5. The avatar photo is a picture of a work of ceramic art created by Judy Nelson-Moore. It came up in a google image search for my name.
6. Do not add me as a friend but join one or more of my clubs and participate in team-matches / vote chess / live tournaments.