@very-rustysaid I don't know the answer to that....I played some in my teens...didn't play for decades, then got back into it in 1993 year after I quit drinking the year before. I joined a chess club and my over the board rating got up to 1669. It is not near that now, but have had some issues along the way which could be a factor in that. I never was one for studying much. Just have a co ...[text shortened]... iment and try new things, have some fun with the game. I find it very relaxing playing chess.