New Year’s Message to All of our students, ju

I wish to welcome all of you to a brand-new year. I genuinely hope that this past holiday season has been restful, safe and full of joy for your family. I understand, of course, that many of us are still shaking off the challenges of 2020, but I also hope that you recognize the important role of our Daily Chess Musings Chess Club in delivering the best possible chess education and preparing you all for the future of chess.

With that said, I wish to welcome back all of our 2000 students and their parents and guardians to the Daily Chess Musings 2021 club year as we work collectively ensure that all of the chess players in our community remain focused and engaged. Our free weekly chess club resumes with a live meeting this Wednesday at 3:00 pm Pacific Time. Remember, you do not need to attend the weekly meetings when they are “live” to participate and all students have an entire week to complete their suggested lessons. In this way, the Daily Chess Musings Free Weekly Chess Club is 100% flexible to your needs and schedule. Also, if you are already in another after school chess class that happens to fall on Wednesday afternoons, you do not need to make a choice. In fact, I encourage you to do any live chess educational opportunity you can and then participate in our club when it is convenient for you. That said, if you do not have any scheduling conflicts with our weekly meeting on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm Pacific Time, then I will enjoy interacting with you live while providing a first-rate chess club experience.

Of course, our Free Weekly Chess Club is just one of many fun chess activities I have planned for 2021. In addition, to the club, I will continue to organize camps, tournaments and special classes as well as uploading a daily chess musing short video to the Daily Chess Musings YouTube Channel. So be sure to regularly visit our events calendar and YouTube channel so you are one of the first to hear all the exciting DCM news.

Before I conclude, Ernest Hemingway once said:

“Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you quit, try.”

The key verbs Hemingway uses are think, earn, wait, and try. Hemingway wasn’t teaching a chess lesson, but his words do seem to fit our chess purposes nicely. So, for 2021, let us apply Ernest Hemingway’s words in every chess effort we make throughout the year!


Chris Torres

“Respect isn’t automatically earned. You have to first position yourself with a level of mannerism that’s worth emulating, before others could see a strong reason to respect you.”

Edmond Mbiaka

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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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