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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”

Pawn Sacrifice Movie Review

To this day, many consider Robert James Fischer to be the greatest chess player ever. With the entire world watching in 1972, the eccentric genius took on Boris Spassky of the U.S.S.R. in what was not just merely the “Chess Match of the Century”, but also the main battlefront of the Cold War. After theContinue reading “Pawn Sacrifice Movie Review”

Bobby Fischer’s Game of the Century

In honor of the upcoming release of Pawn Sacrifice, I present my lesson notes for Bobby Fischer’s Game of the Century. 1 GRUNFELD def. Byrne D. – Fischer R. 0:1, 1956. 1. ¤f3 The knight is correctly placed on f3 in so many openings that Donald Byrne is keeping his intentions hidden and not committingContinue reading “Bobby Fischer’s Game of the Century”

Emory Tate’s European Tour de Force

  International Master Emory Tate certainly put on quite a show in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In just the first six rounds of the 2015 Pathena Open, Emory won six times guaranteeing him a first place finish in the strong event. This dominating performance against a tough international field is just the first leg of Emory Tate’sContinue reading “Emory Tate’s European Tour de Force”

Fabiano Caruana is Perfect in Strongest Chess Tournament Ever

For months, the tournament organizers have been promoting the 2014 edition of the Sinquefield Cup as the strongest chess tournament ever assembled. To Fabiano Caruana, however, the 2014 Sinquefield Cup is just a walk in the park! To be fair, the pleasantly modest  Fabiano never described it quite in that way but his actions do speak louderContinue reading “Fabiano Caruana is Perfect in Strongest Chess Tournament Ever”

Why You Should Care About the Upcoming World Chess Championship Match

On November 9, 2013 the world is going to stop. Billions of people around the globe will be watching live as two titans clash in what may be the greatest chess match ever played. Viswanathan Anand, the Pride of India, will be taking on the charismatic “Mozart of Chess,” Magnus Carlsen.  By the end ofContinue reading “Why You Should Care About the Upcoming World Chess Championship Match”

Russia vs USA Chess Match

Forty years after the greatest American chess player, Bobby Fischer, slayed Boris Spassky and the Russians to win the World Chess Championship, another classic chess battle between East and West will taking place. Officially starting on February first, 2013, Russia and the United States will do battle in a correspondence chess match for honor and pride. The last time a matchContinue reading “Russia vs USA Chess Match”

Anand Kramnik 2008: A Special Report Looking Back at the World Chess Championship 1858

“Morphy…I think everyone agrees…was probably the greatest of them all.” (Bobby Fischer) This years chess match between Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik takes place 150 years after one of the greatest world championship matches in history. In 1858, the two best chess players in the world, Paul Morphy and Adolph Anderssen, battled in Paris toContinue reading “Anand Kramnik 2008: A Special Report Looking Back at the World Chess Championship 1858”