Most of my rated chess playing was done in high school and college 20 years ago. I played briefly in a few tournaments about 11 years ago in Houston Texas. In late 2009 I just started playing tournament chess again.
I like players who are willing to take risks and think outside the box.: Morozevich, Larsen and Shirazi are some players I appreciate.
I was fortunate to draw GM Sergey Kudrin when I started back in Nov 2009 at the National Chess Congress in Philly.
I have a new (Feb 2014) blog and webpage outside of chess.com. It is: http://chessandpsychology.com/ Feel free to stop by.
I teach chess in the Northern Va area.