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Milind Maiti was Undefeated at the National Chess Championship

Torres Chess & Music Academy, Inc. 16691 Colonial Trail Lathrop, CA  95330 Phone (661) 699-8348 Chesslessons@aol.com Press Release Contact: Chris Torres Phone: (661) 699-8348 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2011 Kindergartener Milind Maiti Was Undefeated at the NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONship Cupertino, CA, May 6-8, 2011: Cupertino five year old Milind Maiti was unbeatable at theContinue reading “Milind Maiti was Undefeated at the National Chess Championship”

Ben Rood Becomes National Chess Champion

Torres Chess & Music Academy, Inc. 16691 Colonial Trail Lathrop, CA  95330 Phone (661) 699-8348 Chesslessons@aol.com Press Release Contact: Chris Torres Phone: (661) 699-8348 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2011 FIRST GRADER BEN ROOD BECOMES NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPION WALNUT CREEK, CA, May 6-8, 2011: Walnut Creek seven year old Ben Rood was awarded the titleContinue reading “Ben Rood Becomes National Chess Champion”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2011: Preview 1

The 2011 Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School offers students from around the Bay Area an opportunity to train with the players and coaches of the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team. Our chess team has had unrivaled success at State Championship events and in 2009 became the first CaliforniaContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2011: Preview 1”

National K-12 Championship: Day 3

Congratulations are in order for three Torres Chess and Music Academy students from Northern California who attended the 2010 USCF National K-12 Chess Championship in Florida from December 10-12. Milind Maiti, Chenyi Zhao and Ben Rood traveled across the country to this tournament less than one week after competing in the Calchess Grade Level ChessContinue reading “National K-12 Championship: Day 3”

National K-12 Championship: Day One Update

Two talented young chess players from Northern California achieved perfect results on the first day of the 2010 USCF National Grade Level Championship in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Despite playing the best competition the United States has to offer, kindergartener Milind Maiti and first grader Ben Rood outplayed their opposition with the ease one wouldContinue reading “National K-12 Championship: Day One Update”

Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship: Justin Shen Creates A Beautiful Example of the Evans Gambit

Justin Shen is sixth grader who resides in Albany, California. Like many of my students he enjoys playing the white side of the Evans Gambit. On December 5, 2010, Justin Shen played a instructive example of this powerful opening at the Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship. [Event “Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship”] [SiteContinue reading “Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship: Justin Shen Creates A Beautiful Example of the Evans Gambit”

Calchess Grade Level Championship: Chess Miniature From Round 5

Here is a fun miniature from round 5. [Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”] [Site “Stockton”] [Date “2010.12.05”] [Round “5”] [White “Khalife, Florence”] [Black “Young, Christian”] [Result “0-1”] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5 4. d4 exd4 5. Ne2 Nf6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3 Nxe4 9. Rc1 d3Continue reading “Calchess Grade Level Championship: Chess Miniature From Round 5”

Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Steven Li’s Lesson on Destroying The French

Below is Steven Li’s wonderful win from round 2 at the 2010 Calchess State Grade Level Championship. [Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”] [Site “Stockton”] [Date “2010.12.04”] [Round “2”] [White “Li, Steven”] [Black “Yuan, Steven”] [Result “1-0”] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. g3 Be6Continue reading “Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Steven Li’s Lesson on Destroying The French”

Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Day Two Report

The Mission San Jose Elementary School Chess Team continued its dominance of the 2010 Calchess State Grade Level Championship in Stockton, California. By days end,  MSJE had achieved first place finishes in grades 1,2,3,5 and 6. Mission San Jose Elementary’s fourth graders also played well and finished in second place. The MSJE Chess Team isContinue reading “Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Day Two Report”

Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Eric Zhu Remains Undefeated

Fifth grader Eric Zhu remains undefeated after nearly conquering Kevin Moy and reaching a draw by agreement. Eric Zhu attends Mission San Jose Elementary and with this draw brings our team ever closer to another championship. [Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”] [Site “Stockton”] [Date “2010.12.05“] [Round “3”] [White “Zhu, Eric”] [Black “Moy, Kevin”] [ResultContinue reading “Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Eric Zhu Remains Undefeated”