I play on FICS with the handle xombie.
I *used* to think that Petrosian was my favorite, but it has since seeped out that the game is just too beautiful to have a one-dimensional perspective.
I last updated my profile about three years ago, when I had just started playing OTB chess at Berkeley (yes, close to the hill and the lab on Leroy). I have since moved to the Santa Clara/San Jose area owing to work. Fortunately, we have quite a few tournaments in the Santa Clara area. I am very happy to have made many friends from Chess.
While I cannot say that I am training to reach master level, it is certainly a pleasant thought to have and the many beautiful games that I have managed to create give me some hope that I will some day make it. However, the greatness of the game will always supersede one's quest for personal glory.
I am a big fan of Nimzovich (for obvious reasons). Going over Nimzo's works can be rollicking ride - both in terms of instruction and for his eccentric prose.
I strive to demonstrate ideas relating to prophylaxis whenever possible. There is no greater joy than obsessing over these ideas during the game.
Current Chess books:
1) Nunn - Understanding Chess middlegames
2) Petrosian - Petrosian's legacy
3) Smyslov - Smyslov's best games of Chess
4) Silman - The complete endgame course