I learned to play chess in high school in rural Alberta from a Brit math teacher who also introduced the boys to the game of soccer (or football, as he called it). Consequently, I've been tinkering with the rudiments of chess for about a half century now. Still trying to improve my game, but always enjoying this mindful distraction.
Fast games only, please. If you stop moving without the courtesy of some advance notice, I will claim the time out. 😬