I started playing chess in the summer of 2007. I purchased chessmaster 8000 probably 5 years before and played it twice and said forget this. I recently started playing again when my pastor asked me to play and I had been looking for a new hobby. I like sports, working out and have recently started to travel. I like the cruise ship and all new experiences. I like chess because of the strategy. I had no idea how much depth there is to this game. The challenge of chess itself is what keeps me playing.