Francisco Friday for 3/11/22

The “back rank mate” is one of the first checkmating patterns we learn as chess players. In today’s game, Francisco Anchondo plays an exquisite variation on this simple theme that is enjoyable for master and novice alike.

Francisco Anchondo vs. N.N., 1/24/22

[Event “Casual Blitz game”]

[Site “?”]

[Date “2022.01.24”]

[Round “?”]

[White “Francisco Anchondo”]

[WhiteElo “?”]

[Black “n.n.”]

[BlackElo “?”]

[Result “1-0”]

1.e4 d5 2.d4 c6 3.Nc3 a6 4.Nf3 dxe4 5.Nxe4 Bg4 6.Bc4 e6 7.c3 Nf6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.Bxf6 Bxf6 10.h3 Bh5 11.g4 Bg6 12.Qe2 Bxe4 13.Qxe4 Nd7 14.O-O-O Qa5 15.Kb1 Nb6 16.Bb3 Nd5 17.c4 Nc7 18.d5 cxd5 19.cxd5 Qb6 20.g5 Bd8 21.dxe6 Nxe6 22.Rhe1 O-O 23.g6 Nc5 24.gxf7+ Kh8 25.Qe8 Bf6 26.Qxa8 Bd8 27.Qxd8 Qxd8 28.Rxd8 1-0

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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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