I learned to play chess in high school in rural Alberta from a Brit math teacher who also introduced the boys to the game of soccer (or football, as he called it). Consequently, I've been tinkering with the rudiments of chess for close to a half century now. Still trying to improve my game, but always enjoying this mindful distraction.
Fast games only, please. If you stop moving without the courtesy of some advance notice, I will claim the time out. 😬