Chess Master


That’s the goal. :)

Seriously though, I’ve been plateaued at Class A forever now.  For a brief moment in time, I was able to call myself an Expert.  That was nice; non-chessplayers understand and attach meaning to a rank with a real name versus some letter.

Whether I ever make Master officially, as a young teen I was, at least in the minds of my classmates.  “ChessMaster” was my nickname to many of them.  Ah, to be a big fish in a little pond.  ;)

As it is, I probably play in tournaments too infrequently.  It gets to be an expensive game with the travel costs, hotel, and large entry fees.  Not to mention the stacks of books, most barely cracked.  That’s the bibliophile and hoarder in me.  But, I have a suspicion I’m not alone. True?

While this is my first post here, I’ve been writing off and on about chess over at my vegan food blog. It’s just that I finally decided to split them up. You can read the chess-related posts here.


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