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Lots of Chess Fun in August

Summer Vacation may be coming to a close, but we have a lot of fun activities in store for the final days of break. Coming up in just the next couple of weeks, we have the inaugural Daily Chess Musings Summer Games and our Free Online Summer Chess Camp for the month of August! TheContinue reading “Lots of Chess Fun in August”

The Road to Chess Excellence

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Wednesday, June 8, 2021. For many, the road to chess excellence is elusive. Perhaps a superbly talented chess player lacks the motivation necessary to succeed. Others may have motivation but lack focus. The final ingredient is commitment and itContinue reading “The Road to Chess Excellence”

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”

California Summer Chess Fun

 To this chess coach, Summer Fun in California means exciting chess camps every week of the summer. With chess classes planned every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, I organize events for young chess players of all skill levels, including classes with great chess teachers, rated tournaments, chess simuls against grandmasters, chess book talksContinue reading “California Summer Chess Fun”

TCAMA Summer Chess Camps – The Best Value in the Bay Area

At the Torres Chess and Music Academy we pride ourselves in providing truly inspiring chess experiences for the lowest price possible. This year’s San Jose Summer Chess Camp will feature instruction from: Chris Torres (Celebrating his 20th year teaching chess) GM Daniel Naroditsky (Currently ranked in the Top Ten by rating in the United States!)Continue reading “TCAMA Summer Chess Camps – The Best Value in the Bay Area”

San Jose Summer Chess Camp to Celebrate 20 Years of Success

SAN JOSE, CA – 28 May, 2017 – Northern California chess instructor Chris Torres is celebrating his 20th anniversary teaching chess this summer. Two decades of experience have transformed Chris’s summer camps from a small beginner class held in a garage into the must attend event of the summer for many of California’s most successfulContinue reading “San Jose Summer Chess Camp to Celebrate 20 Years of Success”

20 Years of California Chess Camp Fun

This year marks my 20th anniversary of teaching an annual summer chess camp to many of California’s brightest young chess players. Several of the children who trained with us over the years have gone on to win national titles and some even return as young adults to help teach the next generation of superstars. InContinue reading “20 Years of California Chess Camp Fun”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 13

Our great coaches made the thirteenth day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp especially lucky for scores of talented young chess players.       You can still sign up for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp by visiting http://www.ChessAndMusic.com.  

The Final Week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp Starts on Monday!

Don’t miss your last opportunity to register your child for a chess experience of a lifetime! REGISTER NOW! Only $222 for ONE WEEK   At the Fremont Summer Chess Camp, your child will live and breathe chess while our elite coaches provide them with the most incredible educational experience available.   This class will meet fromContinue reading “The Final Week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp Starts on Monday!”

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.   

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 10

Ten days in and our campers continue to grow more enthusiastic about learning chess!                Click here to find out more information on the Fremont Summer Chess Camp and to register.

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 8

I am amazed by the amount of improvement I am witnessing in our chess students after completing eight days of intense training at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Before dismissing my students for the weekend, I made sure everyone of them understood the fact that their efforts have already paid off! The fact is, “WeContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 8”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Day 7

Seven days is more than enough time to make incredible improvements in your chess game at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Today, Coach Joe Lonsdale noticed how much stronger one of his future stars has become in just the last seven days!                  

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 6

Day six was all about endgames, accurate calculation and friendly competition. I am so proud of the effort all of our campers put forth and how much noticeable improvement they demonstrate after just six sessions.                   Sign your child up for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp and we’ll make sureContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 6”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 5

Today we were visited by Coach Jay as part of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp’s esteemed guest series. As good as his app is, Coach Jay is even better in person!  Below are some of my favorite moments from day 5:             Don’t miss out on the rest of our camp. SignContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 5”

Happy Fourth of July from the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

Fremont Summer Chess Camp July 4th Special On Monday July sixth, the Fremont Summer Chess Camp welcomes world famous chess coach Jay Stallings. Coach Jay founded the highly regarded California Youth Chess League in 1996, authored the popular “Fried Liver & Burning Pants: Curious but True Chess Stories,” and created Coach Jay’s Chess Academy App whichContinue reading “Happy Fourth of July from the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 4

Check out how much fun we had improving our chess on day four of our camp and don’t forget to sign up for week 2 of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp.                     

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 2

Below are some memorable moments from the second day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School.