Hi, I'm reading what you write and I'm enjoying it. I used to play tournament chess as a pre-teen, and quit with rating just over 900. Basically that was because I wanted to focus on high school. My sister just got engaged to a guy who's a serious hobbyist and a class "A" player, so I might be doing a bit more chess again. And my dad is a class "C" player. Is chess something you picked up now that you've gone sober? Good call.