I'm a 27 year old living in the southwest suburbs of chicago, growing synthetic quartz for work. In addition to chess, I love to bowl and workout... just need to workout more lol... Really got into the game in high school, was looking for a club or some way to get involved at school. Up until then I had never realized just all that was involved in the game. Now I strive to learn more about the game whenever possible. I play 1.d4, sorry no Sicilian here. Love to study the games of Capablanca and Petrosian.