I currently live in Yorkshire, England. I am 61 years old and have played chess on and off throughout my life. My best performances were about FIDE 2,000, but I have not played for 15 years now. Goodness knows what my current playing strength is - but FIDE 2,000 (or its English equivalent) would be a very good achievement.
I injured my foot rock climbing earlier this year, and had to spend a lot of time lying on my back with my foot on a pile of cushions, and started to look at chess again. Since I could not sit up at a board, I solved a lot of problems. I did not do quite as well as I did 15 years ago, but what was most striking was that, for the most part, I got the same problems right and the same problems wrong!
I became interested in finding a more effective way to do tactics training, and this became a project in its own right. If I could find a method that worked on me, it should work on anyone!
Aside from chess, I studied physics at university (Imperial College and Cambridge) and have retired from a career designing and developing computer systems.