posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 09:56 AM
I've played my entire life. When I was a kid my parents never really let me play video games, well they did, but it was on 'certain' ones, which I
later found out later in my life they did. But they sort of herded me into those games without me knowing, so I found myself playing racing games, and
strategy games, alongside with chess.
Tho, a funny and tragic story got me off the game.
I played chess religiously at school to the point where I was challenging people for money, and I got a good chunk of people at the school playing, so
I made the chess club. Long story short, my grades were declining (not because of chess) so the vice principal threatened to kick me out of MY OWN
club if my grades didn't rise... well I couldn't shake it, and I got kicked out and the club was disbanded. Ever since then I haven't really played
much, I played online for a bit with a tight knit community on MSN games, but they re designed the entire concept of how people interacted with one
another and we all lost touch. Since then, like I said, I never really got into the game as much as I was.
I still do play from time to time, but it's rather rare now days to find people willing to actually sit down and play a checkmate game. Good times...