Before late 2010, I knew the basics of the game. I started playing real, hardcore chess in late 2010. I eventually fell in love with the game and played in several tornaments. This year, I am temporarily off from chess tornaments in order to focus on my pirorities, but I'll return to tornament after a while. In meantime, I'll study hard! My personal goal chess-wise is to earn grandmaster title. Outside chess, I love drawing cartoon, even made comic strips featuring chess pieces! Also, I am working hard to earn Ph.D in meteorology and become a researcher. I love to study thunderstorms and tornadoes!