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Free Private Chess Lessons!

Your child can study 1-on-1 with Chris Torres to bust through their current rating level and enjoy chess more. Chris Torres is a 20+ year chess professional and one of California’s most popular chess coaches. Take advantage of summer discount rates of 35/hr. (Instead of $50) for online private students on the educational platform Wyzant.Continue reading “Free Private Chess Lessons!”

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is Hiring in California

After School Chess Teacher – We offer flexible schedules, good pay and excellent training for new chess teachers. We are a well established nonprofit organization based in Northern California that offer our teachers good pay, fun assignments and opportunities for advancement. The Torres Chess And Music Academy has instructed several individual National Chess Champions asContinue reading “The Torres Chess and Music Academy is Hiring in California”

Bughouse Chess and Music

Besides myself, there are several other accomplished musicians who have a real gift for teaching chess. Many of these multi-talented individuals already work for the Torres Chess and Music Academy. One who does not yet work with us but I am definitely keeping an eye on is Nephtali Diaz. Mr Diaz is “Houston’s only chessContinue reading “Bughouse Chess and Music”

Chess Camps Keep California Kids Busy

A children’s chess camp run by the Torres Chess and Music Academy is the ideal way for chess players to improve during school breaks. Children are separated into groups based on rating and age so that each class represents the closest chess experience grouping possible.  All Torres Chess and Music Academy camps have a group of outstanding master chess teachers onContinue reading “Chess Camps Keep California Kids Busy”

Children’s Chess in the Bay Area

A Parent’s Guide to Chess in the San Francisco Bay Area: Bay Area chess parents have many resources available to help establish their children’s chess calendar. Two of my  favorite Northern California chess websites are listed below. 1) SiliconValleyChess.com This is the web site to visit to get all the latest information on children’s chess events inContinue reading “Children’s Chess in the Bay Area”

San Jose Chess Club at Little Genius Learning Center

 San Jose Chess Club at Little Genius Learning Center 1556 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, California The San Jose Little Genius Chess Club meets every Saturday from 4:00pm until 6:30pm, beginning in September 2010.   The San Jose Little Genius Chess Club is a very special chess program designed and taught by nationally renowned chessContinue reading “San Jose Chess Club at Little Genius Learning Center”

TCAMA Chess Class at Little Genius Learning Center

TCAMA Chess Class at Little Genius Learning Center 1556 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, California Fall 2010 Friday 4:00-5:00 Cost: $10 per session Course description: The Torres Chess and Music Academy, a 501c (3) non-profit organization, is pleased to be running this very special chess class designed and taught by nationally renowned chess instructorContinue reading “TCAMA Chess Class at Little Genius Learning Center”

Chess Quads for Children

A children’s chess quad run by the Torres Chess and Music Academy is the ideal way for new chess players to begin playing in tournaments. Children are separated into groups of four based on rating and age so that each quad tournament represents the closest chess experience grouping possible. This structure assures that all threeContinue reading “Chess Quads for Children”

Where I Was Ten Years Ago.

Thanks to Google’s ten year  anniversary, the famed search engine has added an option to have a google search  show the user what he or she would have seen ten years in the past. This feature also includes the cached pages from a decade ago. Below is the description of my chess activities from ten years ago taken directlyContinue reading “Where I Was Ten Years Ago.”