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We ❤︎ India Blitz Chess Extravaganza Winners & Results

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped us to raise over $600! Winners chessfor105 Grand Prize Thefearlesscarrot Second soham6806123 neelypeely Hamilton122 chessfor107 Results We ❤︎ India Blitz 1 Player R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 #1annieg001(1025) 1b 1w 1b 1b .5w 4.5 13.25 #2Rohitsaich(842) 1w 0w 1b 1w 1w 4 6.5 #3royalknight101(2003) 1w 1b 0wContinue reading “We ❤︎ India Blitz Chess Extravaganza Winners & Results”

DAILY CHESS MUSINGS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND NEW LOGO

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Thursday, May 6th, 2021 On April 3, 2020 I posted to Facebook: There’s a vast contrast from the person I was on April 3 and who I had become when I was released from the hospital in early May.Continue reading “DAILY CHESS MUSINGS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND NEW LOGO”

FIDE Candidates Homework

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, May Fourth, 2021 The FIDE Candidates Tournament 2020-2021 in Yekaterinburg, Russia was a notable event not just because of the long pause in the action but also because of the exciting and hard fought chess games between theContinue reading “FIDE Candidates Homework”

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 57

This particular mate in two managed to confound me for a couple of hours. I am sure if you give it a shot, you will soon see why!

Chess Progress Report from Ethan Mei

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday May 2, 2021.  The most satisfying aspect of being a chess teacher is watching students grow their understanding of the game of chess by absorbing the ideas that you have taught them. Recently, I received a very niceContinue reading “Chess Progress Report from Ethan Mei”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 14

Final Round Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Tuesday, April 27 2021. We have made it to the final round of the FIDE Candidates Tournament! Although we know that Nepo won, we will continue analyzing and learning from all these fascinating games.  The final roundContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 14”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 13

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Monday, April 26 2021. Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Monday, April 26 2021. Thirteen was the lucky number for Ian Nepomniachtchi who managed to clinch victory by drawingContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 13”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 12

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Sunday, April 25 2021. Round 12 of the 2020-2021 FIDE Candidates was truly historic with all games finishing with decisive results. GM Anish Giri’s impressive victory with the black pieces eliminated Fabiano Caruana from contention but the tournament leaderContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 12”

THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 11

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for Saturday, April 24 2021. Round 11 had two decisive games and two draws which is a welcome turn of events. Ian Nepomniachtchi continues to lead with half a point over Anish Giri. Meanwhile, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave Lost ground after succumbingContinue reading “THE FIDE CANDIDATES TOURNAMENT: ROUND 11”

Harnessing the Power of the Pyramid in Chess

San Francisco, California, April 23, 2021– Does the secret to rapid chess improvement lie deep inside the shape of a Pyramid? California chess coach and correspondence chess master Chris Torres believes so and is inviting chess players everywhere to harness the “Power of the Pyramid in Chess!” Starting on June 1, 2021, chess players ofContinue reading “Harnessing the Power of the Pyramid in Chess”