I'm a gardener, runner, traveller, and tv cameraman. Chess helps me relieve stress....I love it. I'm happy to play series of games with nice players. I generally move pretty quick. If I am not moving quick you can bet I am working hard.
This is one of the gardens I tend in San Francisco. It's a Meditterranean climate, Drought-tolerant garden. Crappy soil, no fertilizer and little water. it's too easy!
I appreciate the many friendly, rational chess players here...Thanks for making this site so fun.
I get a little irritated when some folks drag out obviously lost games for days or weeks. I feel it is wasting our time, time that could be used playing another game.
The new message system is very frustrating. I prefer the old system with the messages at the top where I can see them. I often don't realize I have message until days later so please don't be offended if I don't respond right away. It just means I haven't noticed your message.
Those that cancel my rare postponements after I
move will be ignored....'cause that ain't cool. Internet trash -talkers and mean people will be ignored too.
Let's have some good chess games!