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Steven Wesbur
Rogers, Minnesota, United States
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Well, my name is Steven. . . I haven't played chess since middle school.  I was in some minor competitions back then, but I only played recreationally.  Recently, I thought about how much fun it was, and I decided to buy some books on chess (I started with "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess," "The Chess Player's Bible (James Eade)," and "Mastering Positional Chess (Daniel Naroditsky).")  Despite the good lessons and information on starting positions and basic mating patterns, I found my openings were particularly lacking both in accuracy and creativity.

With pharmacy school coming up, I won't be able to play as much as I'd like, but I'm interested in local training and continued online education with chess.  Still, my girlfriend has agreed I am "mildly obsessed" with chess recently (whatever that means).

--Warning: Mild testimony--
Despite some of the features being less useful for me, I am happy to see a variety of features on chess.com.  I only subscribed to one month of diamond membership because of school, but I will probably renew during school breaks and summer vacations as I have time.

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