Chess Progress Report from Ethan Mei

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday May 2, 2021. 

The most satisfying aspect of being a chess teacher is watching students grow their understanding of the game of chess by absorbing the ideas that you have taught them. Recently, I received a very nice progress update from a hardworking young member of the Daily Chess Musings community whom I have the pleasure of mentoring. 

Ethan Mei wrote:

Hi Coach Chris,

Thank you so much for all of your teachings and chess camps!

They have helped me improve drastically. I also enjoyed your gifts very much and feel that they are cool. 

You and your teachings have helped me achieve:

-1800 on lichess.org

-1st place in a tournament in a chess and math rated tournament

-a better understanding of chess 

I owe all of this to you!

Your teachings and camps were what got me first interested in chess and helped me get to a good level of play in a few months.

Thank you for you time and effort,


Thanks for the update Ethan but those achievements are all yours. I am just happy to have been able to help you along your path to chess mastery.

If you are a part of the Daily Chess Musings community and want to sent me an update on your progress, email me at DailyChessMusings@gmail.com

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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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