I started playing chess at the age of 8 and quit playing chess at age 20. Played a lot tournaments and made some money, but girls distracted me from the game. Played a little in between the years, but nothing serious. Now I picked it up again in my IPhone. I feel a little rusty, but slowly I'm relearning the game. Life is good! ( Taking an 8 day cruise will make you forfeit a lot of games, no internet) My wife now complains that I'm always with my nose on the phone. It could be worst, I could be with my nose in the computer all the time.
My other hobby is pool (Billiards). Believe it or not pool is a little like chess. There is a strategy behind the game of pool. My wife and I are pretty good pool players too! :) It is choosing the correct path to run the balls and setting up traps or safeties at the right time to win the game.