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     I am Calvin.  This is my chess blog.  Yes, I decided to create a different and separate blog for chess.  And, by different and separate, I mean that everything I write about that has to do with chess (most things) will be posted here and NOT on my homepage at http://www.calvinterlizzi.com    Mainly I will be posting about my own games and some of my favorite victories (I will also post losses if I find them interesting)    

     I will also be writing about Professional Chess and stuff about my favorite players and their games.  So, tune in, stick around and subscribe for some major awesomeness - chess style.


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I think I may have over-done it by going to two major tournaments within a couple weeks of each other when I haven't been very active in tournament chess over the past few years. Oh well, I learned a lot.

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