I learned to play chess in high school in rural Alberta, Canada from a Brit math teacher who also introduced us all to the game of soccer (or football, as he called it). Consequently, I've been tinkering with the rudiments of chess for several decades 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. 😬