Birthday Simul 2022 + Special Emory Tate Chess Lesson

As is my annual tradition, I took an opportunity to play several young chess players in a simultaneous exhibition to celebrate my birthday. This year’s Birthday Simul took place on December 20th (not December 18th) so as not to conflict with The Calchess Grade Level Championships which took place on my actual birthday. The event began at 7:30 pm Pacific Time and was scheduled to be broadcast on chess(dot)com’s ChessTV from 8:00 until 9:00. At five boards, the simul took just under 1 hour and all participants had their games appear on ChessTV!

Because my Birthday Simul concluded before my ChessTv broadcast finished, I was able to use my last half hour of scheduled programming time to present a special Emory Tate game you have to see to believe! Fast forward to the last 30 minutes of the YouTube video below to watch the “out of this world chess moves” that occurred during the battle between Robert J Kermeen and Emory Tate at the 1989 NATO Chess Championship in Germany. With the late International Master Emory Tate’s birthday exactly one week away, tonight’s Twitch broadcast fittingly turned into a special dual birthday celebration. And what better way to celebrate getting older than to share a chess themed birthday party with my good friend, the legendary IM Emory Tate.

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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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