Free Summer Chess Camp and Low-Cost Rated Tournaments

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At DailyChessMusings.com we want to encourage everyone to play more chess. Here you will find the latest chess news, coverage of major chess events, game analysis, video lectures, tactical puzzles, endgame studies and numerous free resources for chess players of all ages and abilities. In addition, Daily Chess Musings offers a free after school chess club, free weekly tournaments, free online chess camps and multiple other opportunities to join a community of chess enthusiasts who enjoy the game and its culture. Finally, once you feel ready, we offer USCF rated online and correspondence events regularly for a small fee.

 Daily chess study and play is the best method to improve at chess. Make visiting DailyChessMusings.com part of your daily routine.

As always, I am here to help. Please send any questions about our programs, events, tournaments or chess in general to DailyChessMusings@gmail.com

“I like that Daily Chess Musings provides educational chess information for everybody, regardless of skill level. My favorite episode of Master Chess Theater is Emory Tate’s Immortal Game. I also like the opportunities DCM provides for everybody who loves chess and wants to advance their game.”


DCM Free Summer Chess Camps

Last summer the Daily Chess Musings Free Online Summer Chess Camp made history by bringing a top-notch chess experience to over 1000 young chess players. This year, I am tripling my efforts by running, not just one, but three summer chess camps completely free of charge!

June 14, July 12-16, August 9-13, all tuition free

During the weeks of June 14-18, July 12-16 and August 9-13, your child is invited to join thousands of other young chess players to train with several of the most popular chess coaches in the U.S.A. in a fun and structured program geared toward inspiring the greatness in every player. Each day at camp, participants will earn points by taking part in skill appropriate lessons, completing training assignments and playing in exciting camp chess tournaments. Prizes will be awarded to the top point earners during camp and all students who participate for a full week will receive a camp certificate. All ages and skill levels are welcome, however, players over 21 will not be eligible for prizes. Signing up is easy here: https://dailychessmusings.com/free-online-summer-camp-2021/

“I really like listening to the history of chess. I usually can’t find these facts anywhere else. It’s also amazing how Chris Torres managed to bring everyone closer together during these hard times through chess.”


The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic

May 22, $20 entry fee

On May 22, FIDE Master James Eade, Jay Stallings of ChessHootz and Chris Torres of DailyChessMusings.com will come together to present the inaugural Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic. The goal of this online tournament is to raise awareness for the Eade Foundation’s goals of promoting chess literacy and chess excellence globally.  The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic is a 5 round Swiss style chess tournament broken up by grade level into 4 sections (K-1, 2-5, 6-8, 9-12) Scholastic chess players from around the United States are invited to participate in this inaugural event and compete for one of the twenty chess plaques and medals awarded while doing their part to promote chess excellence globally. The entry fee is just $20 but, since this is a US Chess online rated event, all participants must be current members of the United States Chess Federation. School aged chess players are encouraged to join Jim Eade, Jay Stalling and Chris Torres in support of increasing chess literacy and excellence by signing up for the inaugural Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic here: https://dailychessmusings.com/the-eade-foundation-spring-scholastic-chess-classic/

“I really like the Daily Chess Musings chess club’s events and community. Three years ago, in my freshman year of high school, I joined the school’s chess club, which was a nice club that was going out of interest with less than 4 members. However, inspired by the Daily Chess Musings club, I helped to reignite the love for chess in my school to build up the club to more than 30 members by offering more tournaments and lesson/discussions. So, I think that the best thing about the Daily Chess Musings chess club are the events and opportunities available.”


Daily Chess Musings Rated Correspondence Pyramid

Begins June 1, $25 entry fee, no registration deadline

Correspondence Chess has long been a tool I use to catalyze chess improvement in my top students. In order to make correspondence chess more accessible, I have organized a first-of-its-kind United States Chess Federation rated correspondence chess tournament on Chess.com. The format for this tournament will be a unique Pyramid Stepladder guaranteed to inspire chess players of all abilities to level-up! And who knows, maybe you’ll earn a master title from the United States Chess Federation while attempting to reach the top of the Pyramid. https://dailychessmusings.com/daily-chess-musings-rated-correspondence-pyramid/

“[It has] various types of chess classes for all age groups and teaching lots of kids and people. This is really encouraging to me and I have learned a lot of this from Mr. Chris Torres. Mr. Chris Torres is not only arranging free chess classes but also awarding many kids for their efforts and willingness to learn chess and improve further. I really appreciate Mr. Chris Torres’s efforts and time, thank you very much.”


Free Weekly Chess Club

Always Occurring, tuition free

I am offering my award-winning lessons for free to any student or school who would like to learn more about chess through our weekly chess club. The Free Daily Musings Chess Club even includes prizes and free weekly unrated tournaments! Joining is easy at the link below and I encourage everyone to join the fun: https://dailychessmusings.com/chess-cub-registration/

“I really enjoyed the 2020 Winter Break camp. The daily tournaments, activities and speakers were very interesting. I learned how to calculate lines and evaluate positions from Tatev Abrahamyan; she showed a game where she had a queen vs. three pieces, i.e., knights and bishops. She helped us evaluate the position as winning for the queen but in some cases the two knights and bishop are better. I also got a chance to play opponents with different kinds of skills. Being part of this club allows me to play with opponents rated 1100 or above who have unique skills such as the ability to attack the king, which is something I need to work on.”


“I very much enjoy the “Checking Time” and “Master Chess Theatre” lessons. They are very informative and intriguing to listen to. The background information given before the videos are very interesting and it helps me remember the themes and the people playing the games. I feel like I have improved significantly since attending your Winter Break Chess Camp because of the grandmaster lessons as well as your videos.”