An All Morphy Masterpiece

A photograph of Alonzo Morphy (Paul Morphy’s father.) The famous Checkmate by Castling Game! [Event “Friendly Game”] [Site “New Orleans (USA)”] [Date “1850”] [Round “?”] [White “Morphy, Paul”] [Black “Morphy, Alonzo”] [Result “1-0”] [SetUp “1”] [FEN “rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/1NBQKBNR w Kkq – 0 1”] [Annotator “Chris Torres”] 1. e4 {At the age of 13, Paul was alreadyContinue reading “An All Morphy Masterpiece”

FremontChess.com Saturday Quads

October 19, November 16, & December 21 The Torres Chess and Music Academy and the Learning Bee Learning Center Present: FremontChess.com Saturday Quads Where: Learning Bee Learning Center, 39977 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539 When: 10/19, 11/16, & 12/21 R1 @ 1:00 pm What: Scholastic (K-12) 3 Round Quad – G/30 d5 Cost: $30/quad orContinue reading “FremontChess.com Saturday Quads”

Hundreds Celebrate ‘Rosie the Riveter’ at Richmond Waterfront Festival – CBS San Francisco

Former World War II shipyard worker Mary Torres, 96, jumped to her feet and waved as hundreds of people cheered at the Rosie Rally Home Front Festival in Richmond Saturday. — Read on sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/08/10/rosie-rally-2019-richmond/

Summer Chess Camps Return to Fremont

Summer Chess Programs in Fremont Sign up for any 1 week camp for ONLY $200 and your child will also receive: ** A 1 year gold membership to ChessKid.com (a $50 value) ** A copy of Learn Chess the Right Way by Susan Polgar (a $20 value) ** And two online private lessons with ChrisContinue reading “Summer Chess Camps Return to Fremont”

Chris Torres Raises the Bar for Fremont Summer Chess Camps in 19 | Fremont, CA Patch

Chris Torres Raises the Bar for Fremont Summer Chess Camps in 19 | Fremont, CA Patch Get $150 worth of free chess extras from FremontChess.com when you sign your child up for a weeklong camp for only $200! — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/patch.com/california/fremont/amp/28114988/chris-torres-raises-bar-fremont-summer-chess-camps-201

Chess Chat: Q&A with Karen Thurm Safran, Author of Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It

Many people know you as the powerful marketing force behind some amazing companies and products. Authoring a parenting book seems to be an interesting career pivot for you. What motivated you to become an author? Thanks for including me on your blog… and for the compliment. Wow, we’ve known each other for nearly twenty yearsContinue reading “Chess Chat: Q&A with Karen Thurm Safran, Author of Parenting—Let’s Make a Game of It”

Playing Blindfold Chess

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a photographic memory to be proficient at blindfold chess. The basic visualization required is really not all that different from the kind of mental exercise chess players commonly experience while calculating long endgame variations. In fact, if you’ve ever had a vivid chess dream while sleeping (quite commonContinue reading “Playing Blindfold Chess”

2019 Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament

Dear Parents, It is my great pleasure to invite your children to participate in the 2019 Lathrop Mayor’s Cup chess tournament at River Islands Technology Academy. Many of your children enjoy chess and will be excited to compete against other young chess players from around our region. The date of this tournament is May 11Continue reading “2019 Lathrop Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament”

An Eggs-tra Special Easter Chess Lesson

In today’s chess lesson, we examine GM Julio Becerra Rivero’s egg-citing victory over IM Justin Sarkar played on Easter Sunday, 2009. [Event “Foxwoods Open”] [Site “Mashantucket, CT”] [Date “2009.4.12”] [Round “9”] [White “Justin Sarkar”] [Black “Julio Becerra Rivero”] [Result “0-1”] [Eco “D17”] [Annotator “Chris Torres”] {[ QUEEN’S gam. SLAV def.,D17]} 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 {TheContinue reading “An Eggs-tra Special Easter Chess Lesson”

Chess Chat: Q&A with Devanshi Rathi, UC Berkeley Student and Nonprofit Founder

Devanshi Rathi is a current undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a passionate chess player and enjoys playing and watching different sports. Her mission in life is to create a positive difference in the world around her. She is trying to do that through her foundation, the Devanshi Rathi Foundation, aContinue reading “Chess Chat: Q&A with Devanshi Rathi, UC Berkeley Student and Nonprofit Founder”