Francisco Friday for 4/22/22

There’s not a lot of crossover between groups of chess and boxing aficionados despite the two activities sharing many similarities. For example, watching white’s queen movement at the end of this game brings to mind the famous Muhammad Ali quote, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Also, perhaps the best way to describe Bay Area legend Francisco Anchondo chess style might be referring to him as a knockout artist. See the game below and previous installments of Francisco Friday and I am sure you’ll see why.

[Event “Casual Blitz game”]

[Date “2022.02.27”]

[White “Francisco Anchondo”]

[Black “Anonymous”]

[Result “1-0”]

1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 c5 4.Bc4 h6 5.c3 d6 6.cxd4 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Be7 8.Nc3 Nf6

9.O-O O-O 10.h3 a6 11.Bb3 b5 12.a3 Bb7 13.Bc2 Nbd7 14.Be3 Re8 15.f4 Nc5 16.e5

dxe5 17.fxe5 Nd5 18.Bxh6 gxh6 19.Qg4+ Kh8 20.Qf5 Ne3 21.Qh7#


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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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