User NameModernMonkey
Location Hertfordshire, England
Local Time4:45 AM
AccountTrial Member
Date RegisteredTuesday, August 31, 2021
Last MoveTuesday, January 24, 2023
Moves1,492 (14 this month)
Forum Posts6 (0 this month)
Rating (Standard Chess)2194 (104)
TeamThe Chess Warriors


Started playing chess at the age of 7 and, although there have been some fallow years, I've always renewed my interest. Never played competitively OTB or been a member of a club, except at school and university.  

I enjoy watching live chess on Twitch and YouTube, as well as instructional videos. Love a good chess book full of anecdotes and player insights, as well as entertaining games.

I really appreciate the extra time correspondence chess allows to study a position and that I can play out ideas on a board before committing to a move.

Chess computers I have known: Novag Supremo; a much smaller travel chess computer - can't remember the make or model; and a handheld LCD thing (Excalibur?).

Software history: from ZX Spectrum Chess, to Chessmaster and ChessBase.

Favourite openings: That would be telling.

Please note, that's not me in the photo - I don't smoke.


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