This past weekend I was in attendance for the historic 2022-23 CalChess Scholastic State Championship and there was no place I rather be! Bay Area Chess put on a great tournament and as the CalChess Scholastic Coordinator I had the pleasure to review dozens of chess games and saying “hi” to hundreds of friends. Being the Editor for the CalChess Journal also gives me special access to photograph all the future stars of chess. Of course, not all the photographs will be used in the Spring edition of The CalChess Journal so I am sharing all the magic moments I captured from the CalChess K-5 Scholastic State Championship in the photo gallery below. Also, consider encouraging your child to submit their favorite chess games from the event to DailyChessMusings@gmail.com for possible inclusion in the CalChess Journal’s official coverage of the 2022-23 CalChess Scholastic Championships. Together we can make The CalChess Journal the best regional chess magazine in the United States!
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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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