Lots of Chess Fun in August

Summer Vacation may be coming to a close, but we have a lot of fun activities in store for the final days of break. Coming up in just the next couple of weeks, we have the inaugural Daily Chess Musings Summer Games and our Free Online Summer Chess Camp for the month of August! The Daily Chess Musings Free Online Chess Camp will continue to meet on Wednesdays, and we will continue offering the Friday Frenzy Blitz Tournament, Super Saturday Swiss, and Sunday Beginner Brunch Tournaments every week!

The Summer Games have begun in Tokyo, and we are joining in the fun with our very own chess summer games August 2 – 6. See how your chess skills match up against other chess players in the Daily Chess Musings community. All the events are free, and we will be awarding some really awesome prizes to the top place finishers in every event. In addition, I will be live streaming all the events which include Rapid, Blitz, Bullet, Chess 960, and Bughouse on the Daily Chess Musings YouTube channel. Signing up is easy and more information is available at DailyChessMusings.com! So, sign up today, have fun and go for the gold!

Our Free Online Summer Chess Camps represent one of my proudest achievements as a chess educator.

Participants will earn points each day at camp by taking part in skill-appropriate classes, completing training tasks, and competing in fun camp chess matches against other chess students. During camp, the top point earners will win prizes, and all children who participate for the entire week will receive a camp certificate. Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome, however, those above the age of 21 are not eligible for rewards. Our final summer chess camp for 2021 will take place from August 9-13 and is tuition free. Signing up is easy at https://dailychessmusings.com/free-online-summer-camp-2021/

On a personal note, I will be representing Northern California as a delegate at the United States Chess Federation’s annual meeting on August 7th and 8th in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. If you are playing in this year’s US Open, please let me know so that we can meet up there. More importantly, if you have a concern or idea for US Chess that you would like me to mention to the USCF Board of Directors, please send it in an email to DailyChessMusings@gmail.com

Finally, with the new school year right around the corner, keep in mind that I will gladly arrange to help your school chess club either directly with a custom online chess club or indirectly by advising your chess club leaders in all aspects of club management. For more information on these services please visit https://dailychessmusings.com/free-online-chess-club/

And with that, I bid you adieu. Thanks for being a part of the Daily Chess Musings community and as FM James Eade likes to say, “If you are a part of a community, you are never alone.”

Chris Torres

Director of Daily Chess Musings

P.S. Speaking of James Eade, be sure to check out the last lesson we did together!

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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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