I am Calvin and have been a devout content creator since 2014. I am a part-Italian, part-German, full-blooded Chicagoan who was born and raised in the Deep Southern Fried Illinois and currently resides in STL Missouri.  Actually, my dream has been to be a Pro Gambler, but my mentor brought me down to reality and insisted I go pro with content creation/SEO/web design.  Pro gamblers deal with tremendous pressure.  They also have huge buyers/sponsors.  Like many other things, it’s not quite so simple.

This is where you’ll find me on the Web:




Monk on YouTube

YouTube Channel #2



Amazon Author Profile

I am available for proof-reading/editing services (yes, I am an author of several books).  I also teach chess to players rated <1600 Elo and have been going to chess tournaments in the United States since 1996.

If you are already a fan of my YouTube channels or blogs, or you have read a few of my books, you can schedule a chat with me via Skype and we can discuss a wide variety of topics such as chess, philosophy, or religion and Eastern Thought.

Click here for more information regarding my services.

Yours Truly with Alisa Melekhina

FIDE Master A. Melekhina and I at the Saint Louis Missouri Chess Club, 09/2014