"I am a former USCF member with highest over-the-board rating of 1817. I have not played in a long time and joined this site in order get rid of the rust in hopes that I might learn to play good chess. I am also U. S. Army retired.
UPDATE: My rating after 5 months of play is 1825 at RHP. I have posted on the Spirituality Forum. I don't believe the theory of evolution.
UPDATE FEB 2012: I joined a chess club again after 30 years to play OTB chess. They have the room for only 2 hours, so they play 15 minute quick and 45 minute regular games. Both are quicker than I was used to playing. I'm not doing too well. I joined another chess club that plays 90 minute games but it takes me nearly 1 1/2 hours to get there.
UPDATE AUG 20, 2012: After returning to OTB chess from a 30 year break my regular rating is now 1547 from 38 games. However I did defeat a 1900+ player on my way down playing the longer time controls of G/90, d/5."