Stephan MarosvaryNew York City, United States
May 4, 2011
30 min ago
I am a German of Hungarian descent who immigrated to the US living in New York. I used to play a lot as a kid but almost stopped completely for 18 years. Now back and it is still a lot of fun. I prefer OTB though and use this mainly as sparring. By the way, since I am seeing a lot of religious players and groups [even organizing tournaments only for their particular group of crede]: I don't believe in any supernatural entities and find religions divisive. Human decency and reason is more important to me. Besides playing chess I like running, playing piano and Bridge, the card game. And obviously my son, who isn't quite ready to play chess yet. What is the story of my handle? Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany like me. His piano and orchestra music has an almost incomparable power and it has been an inspiration through my entire life. He wrote the Tripelkonzert, a concerto for three solo instruments (violin, cello and piano) and orchestra and even though it is not very well known, it is an amazing piece of music. And by the way Beethoven was a free thinker with little regard for organized religion and a strong proponent of the values of humanism. Have a great day and may reason prevail!