I am 20, play chess seriously from summer 2008. I play guitar, I love old metal and rock'n roll music, am 4th year on a university. I study...hmmm... the whole science. I like it.
I am greatly inspired by Mikhail Tal, maybe the most interesting player ever. While reading his book, I am finding out, that we have more in common, than it seems. I play moves that I like and let the opponent to prove I am wrong. Not just in chess.
I am rated 1000, playing fifth board in fifth league in my country at the moment with score 8/8.
I am from Pezinok (Slovakia), the town, where Richard Réti was born. After playing chess for few months, I decided to take part in local's Réti Memorial, tournament where 64 players play in Swiss-system, rapid(15min), 9 rounds. I lost my first game, because I was perhaps too hangover. I looked at the results and saw that my first chess teacher (when I was 5 I played for about two months) also lost his game. It was great that we met together in the second round. I was white and won with Réti's opening and exchange sacrifice in the middlegame. After I captured his bishop with my rook he looked at me and told "Hm, nice, very nice.." After the game I told him, that he was my first and only chess teacher 12 years ago, when he beat me in my first game ever, although he gave me Queen and Rook odds.
After that he went to his Croatian friends and told them this with smile on his lips. I think he was proud.
So in my first tournament ever I scored 4/9 after two piece-losing blunders, so it could be better. (performance rating about 1700)
After that, still rated 1000, I went on a tournament to Croatia (rapid 10min, 6/11). I have defeated two candidate masters (ELO about 2100) and had a fantastic time.
If you want to play some games with me, let me know.
If you wait for luck to turn up, life becomes very boring. – Mikhail Tal