I am a chess devotee and have been playing and studying the game for over 50 years. My favourite players at the international level are Anand, Shirov, and Judit Polgar. At my own level my favourite player is a very special lady who lives in California. (Thanks Maria for the enjoyable games we played and for your patience in teaching me so many things about computers and the internet)Additionally I am a member of the Rooty Hill chess club in western Sydney. Next to chess my main interests are watching Australian rules football, and spending time with my family and my two dogs.