My chess story got quite a few hits. I love chess, though I don't get to play as often as I'd like. My absolute biggest disappointment was when I arrived at high school and discovered the school had no competitive chess team. Since some schools in Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco had some, I had visions of playing chess competitively. Never happened. I was really disappointed. A few students informally played during lunch. but it wasn't the same as mopping up another school with chess brilliance.