Paul R.


Paradise Valley, AZ

Member since:

June 6, 2014

How long have you been playing chess?

I have been playing chess off and on since I was a small boy, around the same time I started playing videos games. I remember I had to one hand held game that was like breakout where this little square ball would hit this fixed paddle and all you were supposed to do was tap this one button the same time the square ball crossed the paddle. It was around this time I learned the rules of chess from my father who was a fairly strong player against me. We would often challenge the Atari 2600 to a game together.

Have you ever played in a league or been rated? If yes, do you know your approximate chess rating?

The only times I have been given a rating was when I played chess on Yahoo or on Chessmaster video game and I believe I topped out around 1200.

What's your favorite coffee drink (if you have one)?

I usually like a iced latte or iced mocha over a hot drink because they last longer.

Whereabouts in Phoenix do you live (Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Central Phoenix, North Phoenix, etc)? This will help us to hopefully set up a chess meetup closer to you.

I like close by Shea 14, it is very easy for me to reach this location.


II am originally from New Jersey. I grew up in Cherry Hill and had grandparents in West Field and went to their shore by the bay in the summer. My family moved to Arizona in the early ‘80s and I have been here ever since.

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