Diamond Member

I'm a computer programmer who lives in Minnesota.  Other than chess, my main hobbies are music and playing hockey.  I play chess because it's fun, systematic, and I like competition.  I learned chess in the fall of 1972 during the era of Fischer mania.  Bobby Fischer is still and will probably always be one of my biggest heroes.  I also like Spassky and Karpov and am a Russophile.