Fremont Achiever Chess Team

Today was the start of the Fremont Achiever Chess Team. Our group will meet every Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00 at the Achiever Institute in Fremont. This program is aimed at the serious young chess player who aspires to improve his/her game through hard work and practice. Each week we will play one rated game as part of an ongoing tournament.  Below is a copy of Luke Zhao’s first USCF rated game. Congratulations to Luke on winning his first game.

[Event “Fremont Achiever Chess Team”]
[Site “Fremont (achiever)”]
[Date “2009.11.07”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Sui, Albert”]
[Black “Zhao, Luke”]
[Result “0-1”]
[PlyCount “106”]
[TimeControl “g30”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Na5 5. O-O Bb4 6. Nd5
Nxd5 7. exd5 c6  8. Bd3 cxd5 9. Nxe5 O-O 10. Qh5 g6 11. Qh3 Qg5 12. Re1 Qf6  13. c4 Bc5 14. Re2
dxc4 15. Nxc4 d5 16. Ne3 Bxh3 17. gxh3  Qg5+ 18. Kf1
Rae8 19. b4 Bxb4 20. Bb5 Re4 21. d3 Re5 22. Ng4 Qh4 23. Nxe5 a6 24. Bd7
Bc3 25. Rb1 Qf6 26. f4 g5  27. f5  Bxe5 28. Rg2
Rd8 29. Bxg5 Qd6 30. Be7+ Kh8 31. Bxd6 Bxd6 32. Ba4 b5 33. Bc2 b4 34. d4 Rb8
35. f6 Nc4  36. Re1 Na5 37. Re3 Nc4 38. Reg3 Bxg3
39. Rxg3 Re8  40. Ba4  Ne3+ 41. Ke1 Re6 42. Rg5 Rxf6
43. Bd7 Nf1 44. Rxd5 Nxh2 45. a4 b3 46. Kd1 b2
47. Kc2 Rf2+ 48. Kb1 Nf1 49. Ka2 Ng3 50. Bb5 Ne4 51. Bc6 Nc3+ 52. Ka3 b1Q
53. Rg5 Qb2# 0-1


November 7th through January 30th

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team is brought to you by the Achiever Institute and the Torres Chess and Music Academy, a non-profit organization.

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team chess program meets every Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00, beginning November 7, 2009.

The Fremont Achiever Chess Team has a very special chess program designed and taught by nationally renowned chess instructor Chris Torres.  This class will provide experienced tournament players with instruction that will quickly increase their ability and understanding of chess. Participants will begin their afternoon by participating in an hour long chess class taught by Chris Torres. Students will then play 1 USCF rated chess game as part of the ongoing tournament and receive analysis of their play. All participants must be members of the USCF. If your child is not a member, your child can join or renew their USCF membership at the first meeting, or by going to uschess.org/

A USCF ID number is required in order to participate in the tournament.

For more information on the Torres Chess and Music Academy please visit chessandmusic.com.

The chess program will be offered every Saturday except for the dates listed below. The tuition for this program is $180 for ten weeks.

Checks should be made payable to The Achiever Institute.

43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CA 94539

(510) 226-6161 achieverinstitute.org

No refund will be given for unscheduled student absences.

There will be no class on 11/28, 12/26, and 1/2.

The last day of the Chess Team will be January 30, 2010.


Name of child: ___________________________________________

Parents (Guardian) name(s):  ________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________

City: ___________________________   California Zip: __________

Telephone: (___)_________ E-mail: __________________________

School: ________________________________

Date of birth: ___/___/_____   Grade: _________________  

USCF ID: _________________   EXP: ___/___/_____  

This program is designed for tournament chess players.

1 $180.00 TOTAL PAID for ten weeks (11/7 – 1/30)

$_______ TOTAL PAID

I, hereby, as a Parent/Guardian of ______________________________ have read all the requirements and give my child permission to participate in the TCAMA Program held at the Achiever Institute. I recognize that this program is under the direction of the TCAMA and is no way connected to the Achiever Institute and only the TCAMA can be held legally responsible for this program.

Signature of parent or guardian: _______________________

Date: _____________

Please contact Chris Torres at (661) 699-8348 or at chesslessons@aol.com if you have any questions.

Please make the checks out to the Achiever Institute and mail them to:

The Achiever Institute

43475 Ellsworth St
Fremont, CA 94539

(510) 226-6161 achieverinstitute.org

Published by chessmusings

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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