Hey! So Glad You're Here.

I'm a 40-something, long-time lover of chess who has always been in awe of the complexity of this great game but has never truly committed to studying it seriously.  This blog documents my journey as I begin a more serious study of this immortal game.  My goal is that documenting what and how I learn will hopefully help fellow patzers improve their game.  Also, I plan to include plenty of interesting, unusual, and entertaining chess news and history.  Enjoy!