Fremont Summer Chess Camp: “The real secret is in enthusiasm.”

I consistently share my expertise with other chess coaches in order to better the chess environment for all the scholastic chess players in California. In 2014, I shared the secret behind the success of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Sometimes in chess and in life, the truth is very obvious.

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1

The first week of the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Summer Camp was a smashing success. One parent even asked me why our camp was so much better than the other chess classes in the Bay Area. I answered, “The real secret is in enthusiasm. It is the magic we use to transform challenges into accomplishments.”


Students learn more when they are having fun.




TCAMA Director of Instruction, James Paquette, teaches his students the secrets to Paul Morphy's success.




Tans Hylkema taught our youngest campers how to play chess and notate their moves.




Students at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp were constantly challenged.




Joe Lonsdale has been doing this for nearly thirty years!




Francisco Anchondo teaches his students how to turn chess advantages into stunning combinations.




Our campers learn first hand why International Master Emory Tate is a chess teacher of the highest quality.




After just one week, our youngest players understand the most important endgame positions.




Every game played at our camp is turned into a custom lesson for the children who played it.




All of our hard work pays off during the next school year.

reblogged from: https://chessmusings.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/fremont-summer-chess-camp-week-1/

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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.

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