Free Winter Break Chess Camps

Chris Torres invites EVERYONE to participate in two Free Winter Break Chess Camp. Sign up below.

Week 1 Awards

My apologies. My wife volunteers her time to add up the points and she had a minor emergency come up earlier this week. Unfortunately, she has become minorly ill. She has a chronic condition that can be brought on by stress. We will do a special stream on Sunday instead.

Chess Camp Instructions

How to go to assignments and join the tournament

Camp #1

December 21-24

11:00 am until 2:00 pm PT

Monday, December 21, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Camp #2

December 28-31

11:00 am until 2:00 pm PT

Special Guest Questionnaire

Chess.com Drills Repost any drills you did this week or last week.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

For over 20 years, Chris Torres has brought together the best scholastic chess players from around the country to train, compete and learn together with the best coaches and elite chess players as their guides. Combining the fun of chess with professional training, Chris’s chess camps offer the highest quality chess experiences for youth chess players of all experience levels. His commitment to excellence is easily demonstrated by the thousands of young chess players who choose to learn in his camps each year and the team of esteemed guest coaches he has brought together for the 2020 Winter Break Chess Camps.

Meet The Team

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 

NM Jones Murphy – Unfortunately, Mr. Murphy had a personal issue come up and will not be able to join us this time. We will attempt to reschedule him in the future.

FIDE Trainer Jay Stallings

WIM Rochelle Wu

Expert Francisco Anchondo

FM James Eade

USCF Correspondence Chess Master Chris Torres

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in Northern California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and has been awarded the title of correspondence chess master from the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998, Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as coached for multiple school teams who have won national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. Several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. 
Acknowledged today as a pioneer in the field of chess and education, Chris Torres regularly speaks at numerous educational forums and events. However, an unplanned illness in early 2019 forced Chris Torres to make some major lifestyle changes. While recovering, Chris made the decision to freely share all of his lesson material on DailyChessMusings.com as well as donate his time to organize free chess events of the highest quality open to any young chess players who wish to learn.

About the Camp

The Free Winter Break Chess Camp will take place online on December 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th and again on December 28th, 29th, 30th, and 31st. All participants will earn points by taking part in skill appropriate lessons, completing training assignments and playing in exciting camp chess tournaments. Prizes will be awarded to the top point earners during camp and all students who participate for three days will receive a camp certificate. Players over 21 are welcome but will not be eligible for prizes. Class time will be from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm Pacific Time. (However, we are still scheduling esteemed guests so some event times may occur outside of our official camp hours.) As a special gift from Chris Torres during stressful times, there is no cost to participate in this camp. The special guest broadcasts will only be available to YouTube subscribers.

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