"Learn Calculus from an Actuary!"
...By 12 I was playing in tournaments. I reached a Chess Federation rating high of about 1,800 (an A Player) several years ago before I left the tournament circuit. I mostly now play chess with people over the computer. I am familiar with many, many chess openings (Ruy Lopez, French Defense, Kings Gambit, Four Knights defense, Sicilian Defense, Giuco...