New-ish player from Grenoble, France.
Very occasional dabbler for years (stumbled into the first tome of Hikaru at the library and googled the rules to find that it seemed fun), until joining the big city and its club in the summer of 2018 and finally playing more than a game every three months.
Turns out, it helps progressing when you play more. Who would have guessed? It should be its own page so people benefit from this advice. Playing More Than Once Takes You Further. Feel free to make that page.