Hi All, I learned chess from good cafe players 45 yrs ago...mega patzerkid. I started playing again, mainly on computer devices, in '05 and got sort of good but have no idea what my rating was. I restarted chess again this July; I play with computer apps (ratings set from 875 to 1500.) I watch games of top players, watch commentaries by kingcrusher, St. Louis Chess Club lectures, ( Yassir Seirawan seems very kind,) read books & solve tactics puzzles for 4 or more hours a day. When I play a game with the apps, if I don't take back moves or ask for hints, I mostly loose. It's a darn shame. ; *- ( But hey! I'm a fabulous artist, (ex-musician too.) Nice hooking up with you folks, "phed"
Update: Admitting it was impossible to be any good at all at chess, I went into my studio and picked my brushes again. 2017