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Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016: Day 17

Day 2 of Susan Polgar Week 

What You Need to Know About the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

   The Fremont Summer Chess Camp at MSJE has been serving Northern California’s youth chess players every summer since 2008. A true leader in chess education, the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at MSJE has helped to create multiple National Championship school teams as well as scores of individual state and national champion players. The FremontContinue reading “What You Need to Know About the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Multi Site Chess Tournament Returns to Fremont 

MULTISITE TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENT JUNE 11th 2016 Participants will compete online and onsite against opposition from across the country in this exciting new tournament format.  Chess venues who wish to participate in multi-site tournaments please register at the link below. Chess venues outside the United States will be given special consideration -so we can have a trulyContinue reading “Multi Site Chess Tournament Returns to Fremont “

High Honors for the Torres Chess and Music Academy

FIDE, the official world chess organization, has only endorsed 48 academies world wide for their commitment to educational excellence in chess. The Torres Chess and Music Academy is honored to now be a part of this select group of chess schools. In addition to this international distinction, the Torres Chess and Music Academy has alsoContinue reading “High Honors for the Torres Chess and Music Academy”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016

Come train with the 2015 and 2016 National Elementary Chess Champions at MSJE! This camp will feature chess instruction by: GM Susan Polgar (Former World Champion and Current Head Coach for the National Collegiate Chess Champions at Webster University) NM Eric Schiller (The world’s most prolific chess author) Jay Stallings (Acclaimed author, chess coach andContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016”

Multi-Site Chess Tournament Comes to Fremont

   Dear Chess Players, This Saturday (4/9) there will be a very special chess tournament at the Achiever Institute in Fremont. This tournament will simultaneously connect participants in Chess Centers across the country. Participants will compete online and onsite in this innovative new format at Brooklyn, Long Island, and Silicon Valley.    You can RegisterContinue reading “Multi-Site Chess Tournament Comes to Fremont”

Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship

Dear Fellow Chess Parents,   Do children who play competitive chess develop skills that will give them advantages over their non-chess peers?    Yes, I certainly believe so!   My name is Chris Torres and I am the Organizer for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys. If you sign your childContinue reading “Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship”

Upcoming Chess Tournament

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Winter Scholastic January 9, 2016 @ BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, 1290 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (9:30am-5:30pm; please check in by 9am) Two Sections: Non-Rated and USCF Rated Non-Rated Section ($35/player) – Open to players who have played either 1 USCF Rated tournament or never played a tournament before. NoContinue reading “Upcoming Chess Tournament”

#HappyNewYear from the Torres Chess and Music Academy

2015 was a banner year for scholastic chess in Northern California! One of the high points was undoubtedly the California premier of the Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Girls and Boys. The feedback we received about the tournament was overwhelmingly positive with some very insightful suggestions as to what parents and coaches would likeContinue reading “#HappyNewYear from the Torres Chess and Music Academy”

Remembering Emory Tate on the Occasion of his Birthday

  Tomorrow, 12/27/2015, would have been Emory Tate’s 57th birthday. Emory left chess enthusiasts with so much to remember him by that he will truly never be forgotten. Below, I am sharing Emory’s account of his victory in a blindfold simul held just one week before his untimely passing. All of the colorful annotations areContinue reading “Remembering Emory Tate on the Occasion of his Birthday”

The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

  The prestigious annual Susan Polgar Foundation National Open was created in 2006 in order to give more opportunities to young chess players in the United States. The 2016 SPFNO is an official qualifying event for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Invitational for Girls and the 2016 FIDE World Youth Chess Championship. Entrants will be brokenContinue reading “The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys”

Kindred’s Special: The Radio Team Match continued

   Herman Steiner hailed from California and was a darling of the Hollywood crowd, often giving exhibitions and game play with a host of friends.  The following game provides a nice setting for the type of dynamic skill he possessed…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1Nn7pPB

The ‘quirks’ of chess: Tuesday nights at the Mechanics’ Institute

   International Master Elliott Winslow (l to r), of Alameda, and Enkhjin Gomboluudev, 12, of El Sobrante, shake hands at the start of their game. International Master Elliott Winslow (l to r), of Alameda, and…… Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1kzw0tU

California Remembers Emory Tate

Today I had the sad honor of hosting a memorial event for International Emory Tate. This West Coast tribute to Emory was attended by many of his best friends and students. It was an inspirational afternoon and everyone who attended left with a better understanding of the man we were fortunate to befriend. At theContinue reading “California Remembers Emory Tate”

#NationalChessDay

Did you know that the second Saturday of October is National Chess Day? I celebrated the occasion with my family at the Weibel Quads in Fremont, California. The tournament was well run and I had a great time reviewing chess games, visiting with friends and celebrating chess.Kudos to Alan Kirshner for another nice event.  Continue reading “#NationalChessDay”

California Chess Classes to Feature the Games of Bobby Fischer

In honor of the movie Pawn Sacrifice, National Champion Chess Coach Chris Torres is pleased to announce two new chess programs that will feature the games of Bobby Fischer.     Beginning September 19, 2015 The Fremont Achiever Chess Team Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00 43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CA 94539 (510) 226-6161 REGISTER HEREContinue reading “California Chess Classes to Feature the Games of Bobby Fischer”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 14

On our fourteenth day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp, International Master Emory Tate put on a show by winning with ease against 30 of the top young players in California. Every player who participated received Emory’s autograph on their game score and a souvenir photo from the simul. Later in the week, I willContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 14”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 11

Below are some of our favorite moments from day 11 of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Click here to sign up for the remainder of our summer chess camp.