I have started playing chess again online at RedHotPawn.com. I had to quit playing for about 18 months, which is what happens when you go from learning the game to having 150 concurrent games at once (only perhaps 30 of which I was competitive in). I have only myself to blame for that overload, but what can I say? I really enjoyed playing.
I am finishing up some games under my old username of rumppump. When I left RHP previously I let about 70 games time out, which dropped my rating to around 940. In reality I’m probably between 1150 and 1200; the problem is that if one of my opponents loses to me and my artificially depressed rating, it will completely tank their rating. Since I want people to play me, I’m starting a new username.
If you care to challenge me, I’m now known as mowwow. Unfortunately, I’m not yet ready to pay for site membership, so I can only have six games going at any given time. But that feels like the appropriate amount of chess for me right now.