My reallife name is Alparslan, I'm 17 years old, I live in Germany, in Bavaria to be exact.
I have started to play chess actively in 2007, when I heard that there will be a Chess Club in School again. (It was closed when I was in 5th in 2003)
I'm a very ambitious Chess player, as I've become quite succesful in youth tournaments where I live.
I don't have a FIDE Elo yet, my current DWZ (German rating) is 1774.
The Chess Club I play for is SC Kitzingen 1905, and I play in our 2nd highest team. (4th is lowest)
I like brave Chess Players, who changed the Chess World with their ideas, and/or played against the zeitgeist of the Chess philosophy of their time.
Nimzowitsch, Botvinnik, Tal, Shirov, to name some of them.
Of course I also respect 'the best of the best', like Fischer, Kasparov, Karpov, Ivanchuk but also Morphy, Anderssen, etc.
My favourite game is Kasparov-Topalov (1999 Wijk an Zee), in which Kasparov played a magnificent rook sacrifice and won the game about 15-20 moves later with a Queen vs a Rook up.
But thanks to Chessgames I've got to know many other incredible Chess Games, and I hope I will get to observe and analyze many other awsome games.