It is my pleasure to announce the Grand Prize winners for the June edition of the DCM Free Online Summer Chess Camp 2023. Hours of work and dedication definitely improved their chess and that is an awesome award in itself. Additionally, the top point earners will receive an autographed copy of GM Vinay Bhat’s new book, How I Became a Chess Grandmaster. I’ll be sending the winners an email soon to work out the logistic but for now, I simply would like to say congratulations! We’re lucky to have you as part of the Daily Chess Musings community. If you did not quite earn enough points to win the Grand Prize in the June edition of the Free Online Summer Chess Camp I have good news for you. It’s almost time for the July Chess Camp. Be sure to sign up here, try your best and who knows, you might win yourself an autographed copy of Vinay’s book.
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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