I started playing Chess during graduate school.  It slowly, but inexorably became my favorite game of all time!

 Quote of the Day:

“Once you have been bitten by the chess bug there is no cure.  The victim is left to fend for himself in a world that, more often than not, fails to understand his condition and questions his state of mind.  No matter how hard he tries to conform to society’s requirements by taking on responsibilities, he will always fall prey to the desire to practice with a pocket chess set, communicate by notation rather than word of mouth, and generally withdraw into his own private world at every available opportunity.” - Alan Dommett