Wow, I even get free refreshments!

I will be running a similar event at my daughter’s school in exactly one week. It’s too bad about the section mishap but it looks like it was still a good experience.

Training A Gamer

Miss B’s school runs a chess club that is open to pupils of year 2 (thats six and seven year olds), and this has been something she has been looking forward to joining since she started at the school. Well, Miss B is currently in year 2, so signed up and has been going along each week. Usually she loses, sometimes only narrowly, but she gets the occasional win, and she always enjoys taking part.

A couple of weeks ago, she brought home an invitation to take part in a local chess tournament for primary school aged kids. At her request, I sent off the entry form, and today the day of the event arrived.  We turned up nice and early at the venue,  her being very excited and me being more nervous than I would admit to her.

I learnt to play chess when I was fairly young, and…

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in both Bakersfield and 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. Currently, Chris Torres has the ranking of candidate master and serves as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy. 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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