Chess is a great game. The rules are simply stated, yet there are
amazingly complicated and interesting strategies for good play.
My father taught me to play when I was a young boy, and I have
played occasionally through the years. Now I have become seriously
interested. You will find me at Jalisco's Mexican Restaurant in
Alliance, Ohio on most Monday evenings at 6:00 PM. There is a small,
but dedicated group of chess players there every week. Feel free to
join us if you like. We always have room for another player of any
I am JavaJim on chess.com.
Starting January 2015 I have hopes of learning how to play blindfold
chess. Right now I can make the first 5 or 6 moves, but after that I
start to lose track of where all the pieces are located. My goal is
to be able to play an entire game. Winning or losing doesn't matter,
I just want to play an entire blindfold game.