"The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions; for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have points to gain, and competition or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or want of it." - Benjamin Franklin, 1779.
Trying to reach 2400 rating and top ten player @ GK ).Yesss! I hit 2400 on Jan-8-2006!.Now 2500 is my target.For the fisrt time I'm in top ten @ Sept 16 2005.My highest ranking is 2nd place on Oct-16-2005.Finally, I hit 2500 mark on 2/4/2011 with 2505 rating.
Prefers to play with time limit 5-10 days but don't worry I will move ASAP.