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TCAMA Summer Chess Skills Development Programs for Summer 2018

Don’t let your child spend another month stuck at their current rating level! Help them to grow in chess and prepare for success.   In one week of training with Chris Torres your child will gain: The Valuable tools and skills needed to excel as a chess player. An extraordinary chess camp experience with aContinue reading “TCAMA Summer Chess Skills Development Programs for Summer 2018”

Mission San Jose Elementary School Shines at the Calchess Scholastic Chess Championships

Coach Joe’ Report on the 2018 Calchess Scholastic State Championships (Photography by Hui Wang): The 2018 Northern California Scholastic Chess Championships were held the weekend of April 7th & 8th at the Santa Clara convention center. Over 1200 students and more the 50 schools competed in these championships.  Mission San Jose Elementary school (MSJE) ofContinue reading “Mission San Jose Elementary School Shines at the Calchess Scholastic Chess Championships”

MSJE Chess Team Wins Match Against All-Star Team from Berkeley Chess School

Coach Joe’s Report on the MSJE vs BCS Chess Match in Fremont On January 20th, 26 members of the Mission San Jose Elementary School (MSJE) Chess Team played a match against an all-star chess team from Berkeley Chess School (BCS). BCS runs chess programs at more than 50 schools in the Bay Area. More thanContinue reading “MSJE Chess Team Wins Match Against All-Star Team from Berkeley Chess School”

MSJE Chess Team Shines at Calchess Grade Level Championship 

Coach Joe Lonsdale’s report on the 2017 Calchess Grade Level Championship Over 400 scholastic chess players competed in the Northern CA Grade level chess Championships at the Santa Clara Convention Center the weekend of December 3rd and 4th. MSJE was the big winner in the Elementary School Section. MSJE won Grades one, two, five, andContinue reading “MSJE Chess Team Shines at Calchess Grade Level Championship “

3rd Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship

Over the weekend(August 12-13,) I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship held by the American Chess Academy at the beautiful Maple Park Community Center in Glendale, California. The event was sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and Beyond Chess assisted the ACA with event management. It was aContinue reading “3rd Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship”

Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior (Special Offer)

This is a limited time offer to own or gift a hardbound copy of “Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior.” Dr. Daaim Shabazz and I know Emory had many friends in California who have not yet had an opportunity to add Triple Exclam into their library. Daaim has entrusted meContinue reading “Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior (Special Offer)”

Fremont Back to School Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is pleased to announce a three day Back to School Chess Camp designed to produce rapid improvement in your child’s chess abilities.   On Day one of our Back to School Chess Camp, Chris Torres will show your children illustrative games which demonstrate ultra-sharp opening play.   On dayContinue reading “Fremont Back to School Chess Camp”

Book a Chess Camp in Your Own Home!

This is an exclusive invitation to have your children spend a week or weekend with some of California’s most popular chess coaches in the comfort of your own home. Let the Torres Chess and Music Academy take away the worry of driving your children to chess camp by booking us to bring our world-class instructionContinue reading “Book a Chess Camp in Your Own Home!”

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”

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”

High Honors for the Torres Chess and Music Academy

FIDE, the official world chess organization, has only endorsed 48 academies world wide for their commitment to educational excellence in chess. The Torres Chess and Music Academy is honored to now be a part of this select group of chess schools. In addition to this international distinction, the Torres Chess and Music Academy has alsoContinue reading “High Honors for the Torres Chess and Music Academy”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016

Come train with the 2015 and 2016 National Elementary Chess Champions at MSJE! This camp will feature chess instruction by: GM Susan Polgar (Former World Champion and Current Head Coach for the National Collegiate Chess Champions at Webster University) NM Eric Schiller (The world’s most prolific chess author) Jay Stallings (Acclaimed author, chess coach andContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016”

Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship

Dear Fellow Chess Parents,   Do children who play competitive chess develop skills that will give them advantages over their non-chess peers?    Yes, I certainly believe so!   My name is Chris Torres and I am the Organizer for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys. If you sign your childContinue reading “Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship”

Upcoming Chess Tournament

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Winter Scholastic January 9, 2016 @ BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, 1290 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (9:30am-5:30pm; please check in by 9am) Two Sections: Non-Rated and USCF Rated Non-Rated Section ($35/player) – Open to players who have played either 1 USCF Rated tournament or never played a tournament before. NoContinue reading “Upcoming Chess Tournament”