Two of my good friends helped to finish the June Free Online Chess Camp in style. Francisco Anchondo did a special live lesson detailing three of his favorite opening traps. Lauren Goodkind then finished up her week of incredibly educational afternoon lessons. After rewatching both segments, I feel so fortunate to be good friends with such talented chess teachers and I know that all of the students who took part in The Daily Chess Musings Free Online Summer Chess Camp learned a lot from our special guests chess coaches. Both lessons are embedded as YouTube videos below and a complete list of Day 5’s lesson plans can be accessed here. Enjoy!
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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. View more posts