Hari Om, I am from Bangalore, India. Posters like <Jim Bartle>, <achieve>, <Phony Benoni>, <Once>, <tpstar>, <Eyal>, <dzechiel> and <frogbert> are my favourites here. I strongly dislike disputes amongst themselves.
Thanks to <Annie K.> for the premium membership, along with the other anonymous donor!
I am an unrated player simply because I haven't played enough rated tournaments (only 2 so far). My best was a score of 8.5/9 (1st board winner)against fairly amiable opposition (only 2 rated players) in the VIT South Zone Inter University 2011-12. (http://chess-results.com/tnr65631.a...) In the corresponding championship for 2012-13 in Kerala, I scored 7/9 against slightly stiffer opposition, winning the third prize for board 1. (http://chess-results.com/tnr88650.a...)
My ratings at chesscube.com are about 1900 in classical, 2000 in rapid and 2100+ in blitz and lightning. Since I am relatively weaker in the openings than in the other parts of the game, I absolutely love playing Chess960,even though many dismiss it by saying it's not chess. My online Chess960 rating is about 2150. I am a little too eager to simplify and reach the endgame as soon as possible, which has led to many a loss. I prefer playing queenless middle games.
Outside chess, I follow cricket and top-level tennis quite keenly but have never played tennis except for some mild sessions.I also play table tennis and badminton, but don't really follow them internationally (the top players are usually Chinese and their names are either very hard to remember or they all sound the same!).