Great Chess On Display During The Practice Event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic

It’s especially inspiring to witness great chess moves in scholastic tournaments. As a scholastic chess coach and tournament director, seeing young minds play brilliantly is really what it’s all about.

Jay Stallings (top) and Chris Torres live-streaming during today’s practice event.

Today, while running a practice event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic, Jay Stallings and I were treated to some spectacular chess. Really, Jay and I just wanted a chance to practice managing a tournament using Tornelo while also live-streaming before next weekend’s Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic. However, even with all the distractions of running and live-streaming a blitz tournament, Jay and I took some time to appreciate a nice, exclamation worthy chess move, played by Johannes Chow versus Dann Merriman from round 2. I present the position for your pleasure below. Black (Dann Merriman) has just threatened white’s rook with pawn to f5. What brilliant response did White (Johannes Chow) find?

White to move and win (Johannes Chow vs. Dann Merriman, Tornelo 5/15/21).

There is sure to be plenty more exciting chess games played during The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic on May 22. Register today to be a part of the action!

Also, if you want to watch our coverage of today’s practice blitz tournament, you can do so here:

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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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