Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 2

Susan Polgar Foundation's Logo
Susan Polgar Foundation’s Logo
As your child gets more excited about playing in the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys you are likely wondering what you, as a parent, can do during the next forty days to maximize your child’s chances of playing well. Perhaps the most important aspect of preparing for a major chess championship is to first play in a quality practice tournament. 
Calchess President Tom Langland(left) with MSJE head coach Joes Lonsdale and the k-5 State Championship Team from MSJE.
Calchess President Tom Langland(left) with MSJE head coach Joes Lonsdale and the k-5 State Championship Team from MSJE.
While there are many worthwhile scholastic tournaments listed by the United States Chess Federation and Calchess, perhaps none is more ideal than the upcoming Tracy Chess tournament on January 30th. I say this because not only will your child get to use his/her acquired chess knowledge in a practice run for the Susan Polgar Foundations Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys but at the next Tracy Chess event your child can also meet the tournament organizer (Chris Torres) and Chief Tournament Director (Tom Langland) for the SPFNO. For only ten dollars, the next Tracy Chess tournament is an incredible opportunity for your child to get comfortable playing in a tournament setting while receiving some additional instruction from the gentlemen who will be on the floor at the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys.
January's Tracy Chess Tournament
January’s Tracy Chess Tournament
For more information on Tracy Chess be sure to check out www.TracyChess.org.
Poster for the Susan Polgar Foundation's Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys.
Poster for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys.
Without a doubt, no-one exemplifies using chess as a key to success in life better than the former world chess champion, GM Susan Polgar.
Without a doubt, no-one exemplifies using chess as a key to success in life better than the former world chess champion, GM Susan Polgar.
For more information on Susan Polgar, hop over to http://www.susanpolgar.com/.

Published by chessmusings

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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