Check Mate!


White ponders,
convinced of his win.
Yet warily he stares,
at Black’s full grin.

His hand hovering,
over ashen Queen.
Doubts swirling,
Just one of sixteen.

A final scan,
reveals his downfall.
Black Knight threatening,
seeming so small.

Thoughts running wild!
What can he do?
Time for a think,
perhaps on the skew.

A solution pops up,
a life line secure.
White rook slides wide,
leaving Black unsure.

Grand Slam | The Daily Post.

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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.

One thought on “Check Mate!

  1. Hi there, just seen you reblogged this – just wanted to thank you for taking the time to read it. Plus I am liking the blog – Chess has always had an influence on my life and you provide some interesting insights here. 🙂


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