Vance917
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I grew up in New York, and yes, 917 is an area code in New York, but in my user name it instead reflects my birthday.  Now I live in Maryland.  Since chess can at times lead to new friendships, I like to at least allow for the possibility of chat, which means that I do not want to be rushed when I play.  Therefore I do not play speed chess.  Besides chess, my other passions include my research, soccer, and working out so as to stay fit for soccer.  I also love music, mostly classic rock, and languages (so if English is not your native language, do not be surprised if I greet you in your own language).  Namaste!