Francisco Friday for 4/01/22

San Francisco Bay Area chess coach Francisco Anchondo demonstrates nicely why dominating the center of a chessboard is an important step toward dominating a game of chess.

[Event “Casual Blitz game”]

[Date “2022.02.22”]

[White “Francisco Anchondo”]

[WhiteElo “?”]

[Black “Anonymous”]

[BlackElo “?”]

[Result “1-0”]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 Nc6 3.f4 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.Nf3 b6 6.Nc3 Nxc3 7.bxc3 a5 8.Bd3 Ba6 9.c4

Nb4 10.Be4 Rb8 11.c3 Nc6 12.Bd3 Bb7 13.O-O Ne7 14.Qe2 f6 15.Bd2 fxe5 16.fxe5

Nf5 17.Bxf5 exf5 18.d5 g6 19.Kh1 Bc5 20.Bg5 Qc8 21.Bh6 Rg8 22.Ng5 Bf8 23.Bxf8

Kxf8 24.e6 dxe6 25.Nxe6+ Kf7 26.Rae1 Kf6 27.Qe5+ Kf7 28.Ng5+ Kf8 29.Qf6#


Published by chessmusings

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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