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So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 41

Here’s a fun tactic from a training game I played against a student last Wednesday. What is white’s winning idea?

A Learning Moment

Chess is full of opportunities to learn from mistakes. There may be no take-backs in chess and also life for that matter. But as chess players, it is critically important to be honest with ourselves when we make mistakes so that we can improve both as a player and a person.  Yesterday I published anContinue reading “A Learning Moment”

Daily Chess Musings: Chess Chat with Sofia Doroshenko

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, March 2, 2021. On The Daily Chess Musings Blog I have a running series of articles called Chess Chats where I conduct written interviews with interesting members of the chess community. Today, I posted a new Chess ChatContinue reading “Daily Chess Musings: Chess Chat with Sofia Doroshenko”

Chess Chat: Q&A with Sofia Doroshenko, Female Captain of the Leyden Chess Team in Illinois

Daily Chess Club Member Sofia Doroshenko hails from Chicago and is currently an 18-year-old senior in high school who hopes to major in English. Sofia plans to achieve a Woman Candidate Master title to help increase outreach in under-resourced communities and further the movement to improve chess literacy and excellence amongst women. This title willContinue reading “Chess Chat: Q&A with Sofia Doroshenko, Female Captain of the Leyden Chess Team in Illinois”

Giving Back to the Eade Foundation Has Never Been Easier

Go to : https://fbds.dollarstore.com/ discount code “chess”  Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Monday,  March 1, 2021. Anyone who has followed this channel for a while has seen how FIDE Master James Eade has contributed so much to the success of many of our playersContinue reading “Giving Back to the Eade Foundation Has Never Been Easier”

Trans Atlantic Chess Cooperative Online Training Series Scholarship Winners

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday, February 28, 2021. The Eade Foundation considers chess to be a social good and thus strives to improve society through the promotion of chess literacy and chess excellence. To further this goal, FIDE Master James Eade asked meContinue reading “Trans Atlantic Chess Cooperative Online Training Series Scholarship Winners”

Weekly Tournament Results February 26, 2021

Friday Frenzy Place Player Points #1 krithik_r 4 #2 Hellocow 4 #3 Ethanleeethanlee 4 #4 chessdude970 3 #5 DearShowyCircus 3 Super Saturday Swiss Place Player Points #1 knightseu 3 #2 chaas2178 2 #2 aonofre0416 2 #4 Jonofre10 1 Beginner Brunch I do not know why the Beginner Brunch had no results. I think there wasContinue reading “Weekly Tournament Results February 26, 2021”

LEVON ARONIAN TO REPRESENT THE USA IN CHESS

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, February 27, 2021. Chess grandmaster Levon Aronian announced that he is leaving Armenia and will represent the United States for chess, citing what he said was Armenian officials’ indifference to chess as one of the reasons. “The past yearContinue reading “LEVON ARONIAN TO REPRESENT THE USA IN CHESS”

Winning Chess Moves: Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008

Can you spot Grandmaster Levon Aronian’s winning chess move from his victory over Grandmaster Boris Gelfand at the 2008 FIDE Grand Prix in Sochi, Russia? White to move and win!

What do you Call a Mouse Slip on a Touch Screen?

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Thursday, February 25, 2021. We’ve all done it. Those times when you are cruising to a victory and then accidentally touch a neighboring square. Perhaps this fine motor skill mishap accidentally hangs your queen. Suddenly your game is lost.Continue reading “What do you Call a Mouse Slip on a Touch Screen?”