Richard TeemalChaguanas, Trinidad/Tobago
Jan 1, 2010
Sep 5, 2013
I started playing chess at age 5. I believe it helped me academically when I was at school, so when I became a teacher I wasted no time in starting a chess club. I followed up by later becoming a chess coach and became very active in the chess circuit here in Trinidad. I have, however, in recent times put chess on the back-burner, so to speak, in favour of my new love of programming. The death of my chess mentor has returned me to the game and redoubled my efforts to become a champion.