My name is Ryan and I have known how to play since I was 8. I entered a tournament at Beany's Game shop in Rehoboth Beach Delaware and got pummeled by a kid named Zach. I swore I would never lose as badly as I did that day. I look forward to learning from playing those better than myself and to one day play Sam an older Russian man that I played when I was younger at the 1st Street town square when I was 11. Though Beany's and its chess board are erased from all except memories, I will always cherish the relationships and lessons I learned playing chess ages 11-15 on vacations. I thank the b3beast and TheMaskedOne for playing with me on this site as well and hope they are well. Good luck, have fun, and most importantly learn something new!