Hello fellow chess lovers!
I'm a 43-year-old writer/editor/musician, married and living on the West Coast. My favourite chess players are among the great tacticians: Paul Morphy, Frank Marshall, Alexander Alekhine, Paul Keres, Mikhail Tal, and Bobby Fischer. Been playing on RHP for a few years now and it's improved my game tremendously. Thank you RHP!
Above: Jazz legend John Coltrane
Right: The man Fischer called the greatest: the 1st de facto world chess champion, Paul Morphy
Great classic jazz album & personal fave: A Love Supreme
(For an amazing transcription of Trane's poem/psalm set to its musical counterpart, check out vimeo.com/2446572)
I'll occasionally refer to opening book theory and research Chessgames.com for unfamiliar openings, as site rules allow, and I strongly recommend it to improve opening knowledge. Using engines, on the other hand, is both cheating and really pointless as you can never truly win a game that way: "Glory stain'd is a vict'ry Pyrrhic - a shamed knave prancing on sad stilts."
"Chess is the place we can be both lovers and fighters." D.B. (yours truly)
"The Lord is my light and my salvation" - Psalm 27:1
Enjoy your games!