Yes of course as the rare few of you who know (and often mock me for it), I used to be an avid chess player in my teens and even represented my school at inter-school level. Of course my interest in it slowly waned once I realized that the level of my participation in chess (daily) was inversely proportional to the amount of action I was getting (0 or 1 if you count the horny cleaning lady). So I forced myself to stop playing it , and it almost instantly doubled my encounters with women, or "members of the opposite sex" as we used to refer to them in chess club.
Anyway, I been away from the game so long I had trouble remembering all my opening lines that I used to employ practically subconsciously (English Opening for white, Alekhine's Defence for black), but lately thanks solely to Facebook Chess my interest has returned. I am now playing almost daily with strangers as soon as I get back, and damnit I will admit it has been more than fun. In fact I am thinking of visiting the old Cairhill chess club at Newton once more.
Anyway , there is a serious lack of chess players among my friends, for reasons unknown to me. So if you play, add me on Facebook alright!