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A California Chess Tradition Returns: The People’s Tournament

Chess players in California are flocking to Santa Clara, California to play in the upcoming People’s Tournament, Young People’s Championship and People’s Blitz. The People’s Tournament is a prestigious annual chess tournament with a storied history. This year’s event continues an important 45 year California chess tradition. Don’t miss out on your chance to competeContinue reading “A California Chess Tradition Returns: The People’s Tournament”

Great Chess On Display During The Practice Event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic

It’s especially inspiring to witness great chess moves in scholastic tournaments. As a scholastic chess coach and tournament director, seeing young minds play brilliantly is really what it’s all about. Today, while running a practice event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic, Jay Stallings and I were treated to some spectacular chess. Really,Continue reading “Great Chess On Display During The Practice Event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic”

In 1 Week: The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic

Join us! For The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic online youth chess tournament NEXT SATURDAY, May 22! This prestigious online chess tournament is open to scholastic chess players of all abilities to help spread awareness for The Eade Foundation’s efforts of promoting chess excellence globally. The top 20 players in each section will receive incredibleContinue reading “In 1 Week: The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic”

Chess Chat: Q&A with Lauren Goodkind, Chess Educator Extraordinaire

FremontChess.Com Chess Quads, November 16th

The Torres Chess and Music Academy and the Learning Bee Learning Center Present: FremontChess.com Saturday Quads on November 16 Where: Learning Bee Learning Center, 39977 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 When: November 16, 2019 R1 @ 1:00 pm What: Scholastic (K-12) 3 Round Quad – G/30 d5 Cost: $30/quad A $10 late fee will beContinue reading “FremontChess.Com Chess Quads, November 16th”

FremontChess.com Saturday Quads

October 19, November 16, & December 21 The Torres Chess and Music Academy and the Learning Bee Learning Center Present: FremontChess.com Saturday Quads Where: Learning Bee Learning Center, 39977 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 When: 10/19, 11/16, & 12/21 R1 @ 1:00 pm What: Scholastic (K-12) 3 Round Quad – G/30 d5 Cost: $30/quad orContinue reading “FremontChess.com Saturday Quads”

Chess coach Jay Stallings celebrates 25 years of teaching – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

“I think it’s less about chess and more about teaching my students how to be thinkers and good members of the community,” Stallings said. “It’s incredible for me to look around here to see former students of mine who have grey in their beards, and it’s nice to see the impact that I’ve made theseContinue reading “Chess coach Jay Stallings celebrates 25 years of teaching – Santa Clarita Valley Signal”

UCLA football hopes chess will help to checkmate opponents – Los Angeles Times

UCLA football hopes chess will help to checkmate opponents – Los Angeles Times “Everyone is super physically gifted,” Makowsky told the news service, “but what begins to separate the elite top performers is how they process things, their mind-set, their mentality, how they can recognize patterns, how they can almost see five moves ahead.” Makowsky,Continue reading “UCLA football hopes chess will help to checkmate opponents – Los Angeles Times”

After School Teachers Needed For Enrichment Programs in California

We are a growing chess enrichment organization based in the Bay Area that offers our instructors fun teaching assignments and flexible schedules. The Company: The Torres Chess and Music Academy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality chess instruction and opportunities to as many children as possible. • Our organization is known for the greatContinue reading “After School Teachers Needed For Enrichment Programs in California”

Summer Chess Camps Return to Fremont

Summer Chess Programs in Fremont Sign up for any 1 week camp for ONLY $200 and your child will also receive: ** A 1 year gold membership to ChessKid.com (a $50 value) ** A copy of Learn Chess the Right Way by Susan Polgar (a $20 value) ** And two online private lessons with ChrisContinue reading “Summer Chess Camps Return to Fremont”

2019 Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament

Dear Parents, It is my great pleasure to invite your children to participate in the 2019 Lathrop Mayor’s Cup chess tournament at River Islands Technology Academy. Many of your children enjoy chess and will be excited to compete against other young chess players from around our region. The date of this tournament is May 11Continue reading “2019 Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament”

Chris Torres Offers Online Chess Lessons

and would love to help your child play better chess now! Reasons to try an Online Lesson with Chris: 1.  Follow up to in-person chess lessons to check on your child’s understanding. 2.  Live too far away to come often for private instruction. 3.  Preparing for a major tournament with a coach who has taughtContinue reading “Chris Torres Offers Online Chess Lessons”

14th Annual SPFNO– 4/27-28/2019 (Santa Clara, California)

Dear Chess Parents, As many of you are aware, in 2015 I helped to bring the prestigious Susan Polgar National Open for Girls and Boys to California. I may no longer be the organizer for this event, but I still support its mission 100%. Because of this, I strongly encourage all of my fellow CaliforniaContinue reading “14th Annual SPFNO– 4/27-28/2019 (Santa Clara, California)”

Chess Chat: Q&A with Aamir Ali Azhar, Data Engineer

Recently I had an opportunity to catch up with my friend and former student, Aamir Azhar. I first met an elementary school aged Aamir at my Saturday chess class in Milpitas during the Summer of 2003. Since then I have had the pleasure of watching Aamir mature into a strong chess player and an impressiveContinue reading “Chess Chat: Q&A with Aamir Ali Azhar, Data Engineer”

Saturday Chess Class in Fremont

FremontChess.com‘s Saturday Chess Classes with Rated Tournament and Analysis Brought to you by the US Chess Mates under the auspices of the Torres Chess and Music Academy. We invite all young chess players to a uniquely exciting experience in the world of rated chess competition! Each week students will take part in an engaging chess class,Continue reading “Saturday Chess Class in Fremont”

Chess Chat: Q&A with Shelby Lohrman, Chess Entrepreneur

Shelby Lohrman was born into a chess family on August 6th, 1972. His Father initially wanted to name him Tigrin, after Petrosian. However, Shelby’s mother didn’t care for the name Tigrin and instead suggested an alternative chess name. At the time, The Fischer – Spassky match game 4 was wrapping up and Shelby Lyman wasContinue reading “Chess Chat: Q&A with Shelby Lohrman, Chess Entrepreneur”

Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship a Success

FremontChess.com held it’s annual Scholastic Chess Championship on March 16th and 17th at the Learning Bee Learning Center in Fremont, California.   Nearly fifty children participated in the event to share their passion for chess while competing for the title of Fremont Chess Champion. The tournament which was a combined effort between US Chess MatesContinue reading “Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship a Success”

Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship: Final Call to Register

Rated Chess Tournament tomorrow in Fremont. Registration is $20. Register tonight on http://www.fremontchess.com/fremont-scholastic-chess-championship/ or tomorrow onsite. Please note that the round times for the g/60 sections have changed. *Round Times* K & 1-4 G/30: 3/16 * R 1 @ 9:00am * R 2 @ 10:30am * 3/17 * R 3 @ 9:00am * R 4 @ 10:30am * RContinue reading “Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship: Final Call to Register”

Coach Joe’s Report on the 2019 Calchess Spring States

The 2019 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of March 9th & 10th at the Santa Clara convention center.  Over 1200 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships.  Mission San Jose Elementary school (MSJE) of Fremont was the big winner in the Elementary School Division.  The MSJE team wonContinue reading “Coach Joe’s Report on the 2019 Calchess Spring States”

Details for the 2019 Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship

On March 16th and 17th, 2019, the Torres Chess and Music Academy in conjunction with US Chess Mates will be hosting the Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship at the Learning Bee Learning Center in Fremont, Ca. The Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship is a Swiss style tournament (a non-eliminating tournament format which features a set number of roundsContinue reading “Details for the 2019 Fremont Scholastic Chess Championship”