I have been playing since I was 10, but not consistantly. I have studied chess from books, played on the CB Radio (long ago), and casually with friends. I also used to play the Chessmaster computer program but recently started playing Fritz 12.
I need to improve my understanding of more openings, practice my tactics, and become more observant during the game. I also need to work on "seeing mate" in the end game. Basically I need a BUNCH of practice!!!
The Above was written back in 2010, I am now using a Mac and have started to use HIARCS as my chess engine on the MAC.