GMCanty
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27 years old, Professional Chess Player. I started playing chess when I was 8 years old as a hobby to bond more with my father. I liked playing my dad and learning about the game, so when I got to school I found out that same year there was a chess club available, so instead of physical sports I played chess, the best sport there is. I could not make it to my very first national tournament due to my inexperience and not being good enough, so my whole next summer out of school I practiced with my dad from 7am (he would wake me up - _ - ) until 12 noon everyday until I went back to school.

You can guess what happened when I got back that next semester, I was the best player on the team, and under the tutelage of the late Harold Steen we took our middle school to a few state championships.

That was my spark of "wow" in chess, where it all started. I grew a very strong connection to the game and it has changed my life today. Now a Master Jedi, I am competing in tournaments around the US, searching for my International Master and Grandmaster Titles.

I reached the National Master title in 2009, a year before I graduated from High School. Now I am all about the norms and reaching the Grandmaster Title. With hard work, dedication, and motivation, you can succeed at any and everything.

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