I learned chess during my sophomore year of high school. After a surgery where I couldn't play sports anymore but I was always competitive so I learned how to play chess. I can't say I'm any good yet but I'm working my way up the ladder. I'm happy to play a game any time if it fits my schedule. I am now attending the University. So I don't compete in tournaments so much anymore since I'm trying to figure out what to do with my life, I'm hoping to do some underground chess training, so I can take the world by surprise some day in the game of chess. Who knows.

Current Chess Goals:

Don't Blunder

Be more accurate

Have fun


Primary Openings I play: Queen's Gambit, Slav, and Caro - Kann

Secondary Openings I play: Fried Liver, Stonewall, Sicilian Dragon, Modern Benoni Well for me, for my growth and development as a chess player.

My list since I'm learning from their games. In no particular order.

José Raúl Capablanca - Endgame Machine

Tigran Petrosian - Iron Tiger Jeremy Silman- Great Chess Instructor

Leonid Zakharovich Stein - Creative Attacking

Hikaru Nakamura - First saw him in person in Chicago 2010 when I was still new to the game, wanted to shake his hand

Daniel Rensch - Is the reason why I have been on Chess.com so long

Lê Quang Liêm - Represents Vietnam and his games are fun

Susan Polgar - Great Instructional Resources

Andrew Soltis, Reuben Fine, and Max Euwe - The how I learned the games in the first place.