American I&C engineer. Hobbies include guitar, photography, electronics (mostly music effect pedals), and chess.
My best chess memories so far have been attending a WCC game between Anand and Gelfand (Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, good choice!), playing the field at Washington Square Park, and of course triple B's (blindfolded bar bets).
My favorite players include the new guard (Magnus, Levon, Fab, Nak, etc.) and some older (Moro, Chukky, Grischuk, Kramnik). I believe chess fans are already witnessing the popular new trend in sports of young guns rising to the top (a la Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Lebron James, Ben Roethlisberger, Mike Trout, Rafael Nadal, etc.). Nothing to do but sit back and enjoy!