Daily Chess Musings wrapped up its 2022-23 school year in style with a free chess tournament on Saturday, June 3. My students took this opportunity to show off their chess skills at A Very Sunny Academy in Foster City, California. Titled “A Very Sunny Chess Tournament” this event was was the culmination of another year’sContinue reading “A Very Sunny Chess Tournament”
The holiday season can be a little daunting, whether it’s due to the commotion of shopping, hosting get-togethers or traveling. Rather than adding to this extra stress with the high intensity of online bullet chess, I recommend enjoying the slower pace of chess puzzles. Why not fill a mug with your favorite hot beverage, cozyContinue reading “Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 71”
See you tomorrow (June 13) at 9:00 am Pacific on The Daily Chess Musings Twitch Channel … for the start of The June 2022 edition of The Free Online Summer Chess Camp!
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”
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?
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/
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”
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”
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/
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”
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!”
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!”
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”
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”
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”
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