Chess Coach Chris Torres plays a training game against a talented student and while giving an impromptu history lesson on the Italian Game with references to Gioachino Greco, Nicolas Rossolimo and others. In addition, Mr. Torres thoroughly explains the main strategic themes and tactical motifs of the Giuoco Piano while creating a modern masterpiece worthyContinue reading “Playing with my Student 3/16/23”
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Playing Against Mittens
I reached an interesting endgame against Mittens by playing the Brooklyn Variation of Alekhine’s Defense (1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Ng8). Check out my game vs @chesscom diabolical cat bot here:
Playing Chess with a Student 1/5/2023
In tonight’s live chess stream, California chess coach Chris Torres uses the infamous “center fork trick” in a training game against a talented student. The chess game takes on a surprisingly tactical flavor and both players are forced to avoid threats of checkmate while in time trouble.
Birthday Simul 2022 + Special Emory Tate Chess Lesson
As is my annual tradition, I took an opportunity to play several young chess players in a simultaneous exhibition to celebrate my birthday. This year’s Birthday Simul took place on December 20th (not December 18th) so as not to conflict with The Calchess Grade Level Championships which took place on my actual birthday. The eventContinue reading “Birthday Simul 2022 + Special Emory Tate Chess Lesson”
The Free Online Summer Chess Camp Starts Tomorrow!
See you tomorrow (June 13) at 9:00 am Pacific on The Daily Chess Musings Twitch Channel … for the start of The June 2022 edition of The Free Online Summer Chess Camp!
Raffle Deadline Extended
A Daily Chess Musings club member pointed out to me that I had mistakenly listed the end of March instead of February in an email sent out about our twitch raffle. To be fair to everyone, I have decided to extend the deadline for the raffle until the end of March. This means that isContinue reading “Raffle Deadline Extended”
Blitz Tournament Tonight
I will be playing and streaming in the Daily Chess Musings’ Pop Up Blitz Tournament tonight (2/20/2022) at 7:00 PM Pacific Time. Join me for five rounds of five minute fun either by playing in the event by clicking this link: https://www.chess.com/play/tournament/2970503?action=undefined Or by following my Twitch Stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/dailychessmusings
Daily Chess Musings’ Fun Fridays
Celebrate the start of the weekend with Fun Friday chess events. The Daily Chess Musings Club has two blitz tournaments scheduled where Coach Chris will jump around and comment on players’ games in progress. In between the two tournaments, he will be open for challenges for 10 min games. 5:00 PM Pacific Time Friday FrenzyContinue reading “Daily Chess Musings’ Fun Fridays”
Upcoming Chess Events
Dear Chess Friends, I want to let you know about our new online chess event format. Beginning this week, you may notice some extra online chess tournaments “Pop-Up” in the Daily Chess Musings chess club on chess.com. When you see one, join up and participate to earn a raffle ticket in our monthly prize drawingContinue reading “Upcoming Chess Events”