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Is it easier to learn chess or reading music?

Question: Is it easier to learn chess or reading music? Chess notation and musical notation have a fair amount in common. Those who have studied diligently are rewarded with a chessboard/symphony in their mind. Still, reading musical notation and/or recording chess games are arguably the least fun aspects of “playing.” Some instructors even claim thatContinue reading “Is it easier to learn chess or reading music?”

Mikael Máni’s chess-world inspirations | Jazz Journal

Chess might not on the surface seem a natural bedfellow for jazz but Icelandic guitarist Mikael Máni found inspiration for Bobby, the new album by his trio, in the biography of grand chess master Bobby Fischer. — Read on jazzjournal.co.uk/2019/11/15/mikael-manis-chess-world-inspirations/

Chess Classes in Fremont, California

FREMONT ACHIEVER CHESS TEAM: August 23rd through October 25th Brought to you by The Achiever Institute and the Torres Chess and Music Academy, a non-profit organization     The Fremont Achiever Chess Team chess program meets every Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00, beginning August 23, 2014. Held at The Achiever Institute. 43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CAContinue reading “Chess Classes in Fremont, California”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 4

Below are photographs of my favorite moments from week four of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. I wish to thank all of our students, coaches, Steve and Kate’s Camps,  the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund and Grandmaster Susan Polgar. It takes a lot of great people to make the Fremont Summer Chess Camp asContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 4”

Chess Master Eric Schiller Inspires Children at Fremont Summer Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy describes their latest event in the esteemed guest series for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp.  For Immediate Release:   Fremont, California 7/19/14   This past Thursday, chess master Eric Schiller came to guest lecture the students at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Having written two hundred top selling chessContinue reading “Chess Master Eric Schiller Inspires Children at Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 3

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is constantly at work making sure the events we offer your children are the very best in California. Below are some images from week 3 of the 2014 Fremont Summer Chess Camp. There is still one more week left in our chess camp at Mission San Jose Elementary SchoolContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 3”

Emory Tate Delivers a Legendary Performance at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

International Master Emory Tate stunned the Bay Area’s best young chess players by achieving a perfect score in a massive simultaneous chess exhibition at the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Summer Chess Camp.   Fremont, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 For all those unaware of what a great chess player International Master Emory TateContinue reading “Emory Tate Delivers a Legendary Performance at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 2

The Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Summer Chess Camp continued to enrich the lives of children during its second week of operation. Below are some of the highlights from week 2:                                 There is still plenty of time toContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 2”

California Chess Event Schedule for July

The Torres Chess and Music Academy releases their special event schedule for the month of July. Fremont, California (PRWEB) July 07, 2014   The Torres Chess and Music Academy is committed to delivering opportunities for young chess players to grow in chess while creating life long memories. During the annual Fremont Summer Chess Camp, theContinue reading “California Chess Event Schedule for July”

Bughouse Chess and Music

Besides myself, there are several other accomplished musicians who have a real gift for teaching chess. Many of these multi-talented individuals already work for the Torres Chess and Music Academy. One who does not yet work with us but I am definitely keeping an eye on is Nephtali Diaz. Mr Diaz is “Houston’s only chessContinue reading “Bughouse Chess and Music”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1

The first week of the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Summer Camp was a smashing success. One parent even asked me why our camp was so much better than the other chess classes in the Bay Area. I answered, “The real secret is in enthusiasm. It is the magic we use to transform challengesContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1”

A Modern Classic in the Grand Prix Attack

  In 2003, blog-meister Daaim Shabazz PhD. Famously asked, “Is the Grand Prix Attack Busted?” In his article, he described the Grand Prix Attack as “rarely seen at top level play where only GM Sergey Tiviakov remains its top employer.”  Then Mr. Shabazz points us to the game of GM Sergey Tiviakov vs GM Garry Kasparov and IM Stephen Muhammed’sContinue reading “A Modern Classic in the Grand Prix Attack”

World’s Top Chess Trainer to Work with Bay Area Kids

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is proud to present Susan Polgar to the Bay Area Scholastic Chess Community Fremont, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The Torres Chess and Music Academy is inviting Northern California scholastic chess players to see firsthand why Susan Polgar was named the Top Chess Trainer in the World for 2014 byContinue reading “World’s Top Chess Trainer to Work with Bay Area Kids”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp is the Choice of Champions

>PRWEB.COM NewswireFremont, California (PRWEB) June 15, 2014   For more than a decade, the Torres Chess and Music Academy has been transforming the California chess scene one child at a time. It is the mission of the TCAMA to produce chess excellence in the schools and communities in which that it operates. In fact, sinceContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp is the Choice of Champions”

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Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur

“Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur” is one of the best books I have read on the subject of crime and punishment in chess. The author, former World Chess Champion Max Euwe, elucidates common mistakes of “amateur” chess players with great authority. The layout of “Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur” progresses from analyses of games inContinue reading “Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur”

Nothing Amateur about the TCAMA Summer Chess Classes and Tournaments

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is aware that parents in Northern California have many choices to make in regards to where they send their children for chess training this summer. Before making that choice, we urge parents to do their due diligence and research the different programs or instructors. In particular, be on theContinue reading “Nothing Amateur about the TCAMA Summer Chess Classes and Tournaments”

First Annual Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament

On Saturday May 24th 2014, the chess club at River Islands Technology Academy hosted the inaugural Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament. Thirty children were in attendance for a five round USCF rated chess tournament which was the first of its kind ever held in Lathrop, California.  The eight hour chess extravaganza also served as aContinue reading “First Annual Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament”

Coach Joe’s Report on the 2014 USCF National Elementary Chess Championships

MSJE Head Coach, Joe Lonsdale, Provides a Brief Summary of  Fremont’s Achievements At the 2014 National Elementary Chess Championships. The 2014 National Elementary School Chess Championships were held the weekend of May 9th to 11th in Dallas, TX.  More than 2,200 students from 107 schools competed in these championships. 17 MSJE (Mission San Jose ElementaryContinue reading “Coach Joe’s Report on the 2014 USCF National Elementary Chess Championships”