Just saw this topic, happy to see it. I am not so hot, but I know several players likely stronger than anyone here (including our distinguished IM).
When last I played over the board, I was an 'A' player. I've beaten a master and drawn others a few times - if memory serves I am 1-3-4 (that'd be 3 losses, 4 draws) in my last 8 rated games against them, including one loss against an IM.
Fun fact: The U.S. Championships and U.S. Women's Championships start next Monday. I have a perfect score in rated games against the participants, in a non-zero number of such games.
I have played way more chess than I have Dominion.
Mostly I play online blitz in a number of places nowadays. I am terrible at blitz, though I'm even worse at bughouse.
My favorite variant is probably Progressive (or I think it's also called Scottish) chess, which is really zany and fun and very easy to lose in a few moves.
I'd be more than happy to play people here, however I would suspect that people just feed things into their computers over the forum, and there's really no incentive.
The Babson task is very awesome.
Probably my favorite chess puzzle ever was the first one ChessBase ever did for Christmas - sadly I cannot find the page anymore (and think it may have been taken down in one of their site re-organizations...). Anyhow, it goes like this: "A game starts 1.e4 and ends in the fifth move with knight takes rook mate. What is the rest of the game?" The story goes that some very strong players found it frustrating to solve, for months on end in some cases - including Kasparov. Others apparently learned it as children in the USSR. At any rate, I solved it one day whilst taking a shower after about a week of pretty persistent attempts (and a year or two of working on and off). Incidentally, there are MANY solutions in the sixth move, which I know because I found dozens trying to get the answer here.