I am retired and retarded after suffering the stroke since 11 years ago. I have given up chess in 1998 when I gave away all my chess books and chess sets as I was preparing for an early retirement. I rediscovered chess a year after the stroke and it became my therapy and has become part of my maintenance medicines. More often I have an overdose of it I learned chess on my own and learned chess notation on my own too at the age of 10.