The minute we refer to a game or combination as beautiful, we are admitting that chess is an art form.

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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.


  1. Dear Sirs, I would very much like to get in touch with Mr. Arnold T. Rosenberg, the author of beautiful photos of Duchamp playing chess on the glass table. I would need to get the author’s permissions for publishing it in art magazine Artwords (from Ljubljana, Slovenia), since I am going to publish the article that talks also about Duchamp (the article that had been presented this year in Nurmberg on the XIX.th Board Game Colloquium),

    please send me a messagge on my address: Borko Tepina, mail: borko.tepina@guest.arnes.si

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