Hi RAR! It's your friend, the one and only Shaoni, who also happens to be the only chess player in the world with that name! I am an amateur from India who totally isn't a prodigy.
I started playing chess when I was 6 years old. I actually started taking an interest in chess in 2017 (a very eventful year), when I got my FIDE rating of 1158 in the Nationals and won the state championship of my category for the first time. This was also when I played my first inter-CBSE championship and created my first account on chess.com.
After that I shifted accounts several times (not multi-accounting) and finally, in January 2018, I got a platinum membership for this account and settled permanently. Currently, I've won the state champion title four times, consecutively (2 for U11 and 2 for U13. Yep, I love showing off!).
After 2 months, on March 29 2018, I found a curious club, the Not-So PRO Chess League. At first I paid the notifications no attention, then one lucky day I decided to check out what this thing was about exactly. I found out that it was a sort of tournament, similar to the team vs team championship I had played for my school last year. I got hooked quickly. Soon enough, I saw a forum post which asked for players for a certain team. Of course I signed up! I was soon officially taken in by @Joseph_Truelson. The name of the team, I was told, was RAR.
Later, I found out that this "RAR" wasn't just a team, but an entire organization! The motto of the whole thing interested me and within months, I became a loyal "RARer". You can join here: RAR
I got addicted to the other features of the site too, especially the clubs.
I am an admin in the following clubs. It'd be really nice if you could take some time out to join them:
Ultra Bullet Chess League - Who wants some 10-30 sec chess?
The bullet league - A club originally started by @pranay_p and then the responsibility was handed over to me. So make sure you join!
So, I guess, that's all I have to say about my chess.com history. Other than that, I love reading books! My favourites are the Percy Jackson series (most Rick Riordan books), Harry Potter series, and Artemis Fowl! I really admire Annabeth Chase, the wise, kind and levelheaded girl from Percy Jackson, who also excelled in academics and sports.
My favourite singer is Ed sheeran (not that I listen to many songs xD). Here's my favourite Sheeran song. Did I mention how much I enjoy swimming and badminton?
I am not accepting daily challenges and club invites. So please don't send any . I'll probably accept all live challenges; if you're lower rated then I'll only play unrated.
In 4th grade, when I was a newbie at my current school, I got a firsthand experience of bullying. Hence, I hate bullies. However, I really like teasing and fun-trolling others and respect those with a sense of humour.
something to all bullies out there:
Shoutout to almost nobody for making me what I am today, positively (Unless you count the
huge duh, relatives). Maybe a bit except MGU.
Please don't send me friend requests unless I know you in real life or well online. I would really appreciate it, thanks.