What You Need to Know About Our Chess Clubs

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1.) Requirements 

a.) Sign up at DailyChessMusings.com

b.) Join Chess.com

Membership is free, but we need to know your user name so we can keep track of who is in the tournaments.

c.) Join the Daily Chess Musings Club

After you join Chess.com, go here and join our club. This lets you participate in Live tournaments and Matches with the club.

d.) Subscribe to our YouTube channel

It is important to subscribe to our YouTube channel and make sure notifications are on. We will go live every Wednesday with announcements, but we may sometimes go live to have an unscheduled announcement or a special guest that couldn’t meet with us at our usual time on Wednesdays. 

2.) How Lessons Work

Each Wednesday we will go live on YouTube. We will have a short stream with any announcements and things you may need to know. You will Have assignments for the week posted. You do not need to do every assignment. You only need to do the ones that are for your skill level. Assignments will be posted in the Google Classroom. You can join the classrooms below.

3.) How Points Work

You will get points for every assignment you do. You will get points for playing in our tournaments on Chess.com. (Those links posted below) You can earn extra points with the chess problems. (Which will be posted in the next couple of weeks.) 

We will figure out the top point earners every 13 weeks. 





4.) Tournaments and Matches

If you go to our club page on Chess.com you can see which tournaments and matches we have going on.

You will get points for any wins, losses, or draws/stalemates, but you must fill in the Tournament Report Form to get them. You must tell us which tournament you played in, the date you played, who your opponents were, and the results of each game. You will get 3 points for a win, 2 for a draw/stalemate, and 1 for a loss. The same is true for any matches you participate in with other clubs.

5.) Analyze That

Every other Monday I will post a video of game analysis from games you send to me. If I choose your game you will get 25 points. You can find instructions at:

6.) Special Live Lessons and Games

I will be arranging special guests during the year. I will also sometimes post a lesson that I have done with a class. I will try and let you know when I will be having special events in advance. You can check our calendar to see what is coming up. 

7.) Extra Credit Chess Puzzles 

We already have hundreds of chess problems on 

But we will be reorganizing them and posting more in the next two weeks. There are 5 puzzles on each problem set and you will get 1 point for each correct answer. Please wait to do them until we have them posted in the classrooms to make sure you get proper credit for them. 

8.) Conduct – Be Nice to Other Club Members

Chess is a game of ladies and gentlemen. I would hope that at least while you are participating in the Daily Chess Musings Clubs and events you will remember that in your conduct. 

There will be no name calling or speaking poorly about each other. 

If you have a concern about another player or about possible cheating please inform me PRIVATELY. Do not post in any of the comments sections or chatting areas. You may contact me via email (dailychessmusings@gmail.com), on Chess.com, or in the classroom. I will look into any concerns.

Otherwise remember the golden rule and treat others how you would like to be treated.

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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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