When I was eight years old my father taught me how to play chess. It was one of those moments that could have defined a lifetime and in a way did. I was enchanted by the game’s complexity, started playing almost every day and joined a club. It didn’t take long before I beat my father, then a mid-level club player. I started entering national tournaments for my age and managed to win my first Swedish chess championship for my age when I was ten years old.