Don’t Miss Out on These Exciting FIDE Events from Mission 360 and Bay Area Chess!

Organizing a successful IM or GM norm chess tournament is no easy feat. During the planning and lead up there are lots of things that organizers need to pay attention to and keep track of. Whether it’s      sending invitations to foreign titled chess players, meeting all of FIDE’s technical requirements, calculating the requisite scores for players to achieve norms, hiring a FIDE Arbiter, acquiring a suitable site, and arranging travel accommodations for players who commit to participating, running a FIDE norm invitational is an expensive and complex undertaking. 

In fact, the cost and complexities of such events are simply too much for almost all but a select few chess organizations in the United States. That’s where Mission 360, a nonprofit founded by friends Kevin Pan and Eric Li comes into play. These two teenage trailblazers took on the difficult task and transcended every challenge. Together with support from Bay Area Chess, these truly historic tournaments raised the bar for FIDE rated events in California. In fact, after the last trilogy of round robin invitational tournaments, an incredible six norms were achieved by the players including two players who are now International Master Elects!

So, on the heals of such success, I am thrilled to announce more FIDE rated events put on by this powerhouse collaborative team are already scheduled. A FIDE Hybrid Event is on the calendar for May 7th and 8th as well as another GM/IM Invitational Norm Tournament scheduled for May 14th through 20th and another FIDE Hybrid will occur on June 4th and 5th. For more information or to register to play in these exciting events, please visit https://www.mission360foru.org

Don’t Miss Out on these Exciting FIDE Events from Mission 360 and Bay Area Chess!

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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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