The name is a tribute to the world's worst dog. He was lazy, surly and disobedient. He was also a coward. If he had played chess, he would have played for nothing but cheap traps.
My favorite players are (In no particular order): Tal, Korchnoi, Keres and Kasparov.
I am partial to playing 1 e4 and The Sicilian defense my favorite response to 1 e4. My poor memory and my lack of time keeps me from playing the really fun openings like the Najdorf and the Gruenfeld.
As a player, I am prone to making terrible one move blunders. I am also a better player at blitz than I am at standard time controls.
I love the artistic aspects of chess, which are unfortunately being undermined by computers. I also like the fact that, like soccer and basketball, it doesn't cost any money to play a game of chess.
I would like to reach the master level within a year.