Francisco Friday for 3/18/22

Today I am sharing one of Francisco’s famous tabiyas. In chess a tabiya is a special position reached by fairly standard opening chess moves but that results in a complex starting point requiring a serious investigation. Francisco proudly showed me his homegrown theory on this particular tabiya a decade or so ago and it once again raised its ugly head to claim another victim last month.

[Event “Casual Blitz game”]

[Site “?”]

[Date “2022.02.12”]

[Round “?”]

[White “Francisco Anchondo”]

[WhiteElo “”]

[Black “Anonymous”]

[BlackElo “”]

[Result “1-0”]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.b4 cxb4 4.d4 d5 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.c4 bxc3 7.Nxc3 Qa5 8.Rb1

Qxc3+ 9.Bd2 Qa3 10.d5 Nb8 11.Bb5+ Bd7 12.Qc2 e6 13.Qc8+ Ke7 14.Qxb7 Kf6 15.Bg5+

Kg6 16.O-O Bxb5 17.Rxb5 Qa6 18.Ne5+ Kxg5 19.Nxf7+ Kf6 20.Qxa6 Nxa6 21.Nxh8 exd5

22.Rxd5 Nb4 23.Rd4 Nxa2 24.Re1 Bc5 25.Rf4+ Kg5 26.g3 Nh6 27.h4+ Kh5 28.Re5+


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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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