Napoleon Hill famously stated “To be inspired is great, to inspire is incredible!” This is especially true in terms of chess. Most days I spend quality time searching through chess databases for sources of inspiration. Some days produce less than stellar results while on rare occasions I discover real hidden gems in the form ofContinue reading “Get Inspired to Play Better Chess!”
Tonight I showed Werner Springe vs Hans Gebhardt, Munich 1927 to my chess students at Gomes Elementary School in Fremont, California. This game, played by relatively unknown players, is a delightful choice for a chess lesson. In the position below, black has just played pawn to h6 threatening white’s bishop. What is white’s best move?
https://gofund.me/979bd09b The Eade Foundation does fantastic work spreading chess to communities around the world. We have made a donation to their current go fund me to support the budding chess community in Uganda. I encourage everyone to donate as well.
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my Daily Chess Musing for Tuesday, November 9th, 2021. All scholastic chess players currently enrolled in high school, middle school, or elementary school are cordially invited to participate in The Eade Foundation’s Fall Scholastic Chess Scholastic. This special event is a follow-up to TheContinue reading “Eade Foundation Fall Scholastic Chess Classic”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday, August 22, 2021. The chess world is mourning the loss of Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov who passed away on August 18th at the age of 71. Chess players have probably heard his name in relation to the popular SveshnikovContinue reading “MOURNING EVGENY SVESHNIKOV”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, August 21, 2021. The Daily Chess Musings Summer Games took place on chess.com from August 2 – 6. Over the five days, scores of chess players who are members of the Daily Chess Musings chess club competed inContinue reading “Summer Games Winners!”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday July 4, 2021. For those of us in America, the Fourth of July is Independence Day. But, since this is a chess musing, rather than talk about Uncle Sam I will be presenting a chess game played byContinue reading “TACTICAL PYROTECHNICS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY”
On May 22, The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic took place online. This prestigious event attracted many of the top youth chess players from around the United States and Canada. The tournament which was organized by Chris Torres of https://dailychessmusings.com and directed by Jay Stallings of https://chesshootz.com was a well-run 5 round rapid playContinue reading “Tournament Report for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, June 12, 2021. Yesterday, I saw advertisements for ten or so summer chess camps just by perusing through my Facebook feed. Of course, every chess camp claimed to be great, but in reality, very few can prove toContinue reading “The Golden Ticket for an Iconic Summer Chess Experience”
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”
It’s always nice when you can help others while you are also helping yourself. By playing chess in The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic you will be helping The Eade Foundation promote chess literacy and excellence to communities that otherwise would miss out on the benefits of chess. The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic ChessContinue reading “Play Chess for a Great Cause”
On May 22, I am joining forces with Jay Stallings to host The Eade Foundation Spring Scholastic Chess Classic. The purpose of this online event is to elevate cognizance for the Eade Foundation’s efforts of spreading chess literacy and chess excellence globally. This prestigious scholastic chess event will be a five round Swiss style chessContinue reading “Play Chess for The Eade Foundation on May 22”
Thank you to everyone who participated and helped us to raise over $600!
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Today is March ninth and therefore it is Bobby Fischer’s birthday. Fischer, who died in 2008, would have turned 78-years-old today. Bobby Fischer, whom many believe to be the greatest chess player of all time,Continue reading “Happy Birthday Bobby Fischer”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, March 2, 2021. On The Daily Chess Musings Blog I have a running series of articles called Chess Chats where I conduct written interviews with interesting members of the chess community. Today, I posted a new Chess ChatContinue reading “Daily Chess Musings: Chess Chat with Sofia Doroshenko”
Go to : https://fbds.dollarstore.com/ discount code “chess” Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Monday, March 1, 2021. Anyone who has followed this channel for a while has seen how FIDE Master James Eade has contributed so much to the success of many of our playersContinue reading “Giving Back to the Eade Foundation Has Never Been Easier”
Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, February 27, 2021. Chess grandmaster Levon Aronian announced that he is leaving Armenia and will represent the United States for chess, citing what he said was Armenian officials’ indifference to chess as one of the reasons. “The past yearContinue reading “LEVON ARONIAN TO REPRESENT THE USA IN CHESS”