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Francisco Friday for 5/13/2022

Long established San Francisco Bay Area chess instructor Francisco Anchondo turns the tables on the Fried Liver Attack by using the good old Traxler Variation. [Event “Casual Blitz game”] [Date “2022.03.04”] [White “Anonymous”] [Black “Francisco Anchondo”] [Result “0-1”] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 Bc5 5.Nxf7 Bxf2+ 6.Kf1 Qe7 7.Nxh8 d5 8.exd5 Nd4 9.c3Continue reading “Francisco Friday for 5/13/2022”

Chess Position Worth Sharing 142

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?

Time’s Running Out to Enter Our Free Chess Raffle for the Month of March

Registering for your chance to win is easy and free! Take a moment to enter the free raffle and you could win gift cards from American Chess Equipment. Follow the simple instructions at the bottom of this page: https://dailychessmusings.com/2022/02/10/upcoming-chess-events-2/

Raffle Deadline Extended

A Daily Chess Musings club member pointed out to me that I had mistakenly listed the end of March instead of February in an email sent out about our twitch raffle. To be fair to everyone, I have decided to extend the deadline for the raffle until the end of March. This means that isContinue reading “Raffle Deadline Extended”

Daily Chess Musings’ Fun Fridays

Celebrate the start of the weekend with Fun Friday chess events. The Daily Chess Musings Club has two blitz tournaments scheduled where Coach Chris will jump around and comment on players’ games in progress. In between the two tournaments, he will be open for challenges for 10 min games. 5:00 PM Pacific Time Friday FrenzyContinue reading “Daily Chess Musings’ Fun Fridays”

Win Prizes in our Free Chess Raffle

Register now for your chance to win valuable gift cards from American Chess Equipment! To register for the free raffle follow the instructions here: https://dailychessmusings.com/2022/02/10/upcoming-chess-events-2/

Upcoming Chess Events

Dear Chess Friends, I want to let you know about our new online chess event format. Beginning this week, you may notice some extra online chess tournaments “Pop-Up” in the Daily Chess Musings chess club on chess.com. When you see one, join up and participate to earn a raffle ticket in our monthly prize drawingContinue reading “Upcoming Chess Events”

Don’t miss out on our Free Thanksgiving Break Chess Camp for 2021!

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my Daily Chess Musing for Tuesday, November 16th, 2021. The Daily Chess Musings Free Thanksgiving Break Chess Camp will take place on place online on November 26th, 27th and 28th. During our chess camp, your child will focus on chess skills and development trainingContinue reading “Don’t miss out on our Free Thanksgiving Break Chess Camp for 2021!”

Eade Foundation Fall Scholastic Chess Classic

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”

MOURNING EVGENY SVESHNIKOV

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”

Summer Games Winners!

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!”

Lots of Chess Fun in August

Summer Vacation may be coming to a close, but we have a lot of fun activities in store for the final days of break. Coming up in just the next couple of weeks, we have the inaugural Daily Chess Musings Summer Games and our Free Online Summer Chess Camp for the month of August! TheContinue reading “Lots of Chess Fun in August”

TACTICAL PYROTECHNICS FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

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”

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 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”

The Road to Chess Excellence

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”

We ❤︎ India Blitz Chess Extravaganza Winners & Results

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped us to raise over $600!

DAILY CHESS MUSINGS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND NEW LOGO

Chess Progress Report from Ethan Mei

Happy Birthday Bobby Fischer

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”

Daily Chess Musings: Chess Chat with Sofia Doroshenko

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”