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Play Chess for a Great Cause

It’s always nice when you can help others while you are also helping yourself. By playing chess in The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic you will be helping The Eade Foundation promote chess literacy and excellence to communities that otherwise would miss out on the benefits of chess. The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic ChessContinue reading “Play Chess for a Great Cause”

Why I Run Rated Chess Tournaments for Kids

For the most part, every tournament run by the Torres Chess and Music Academy is rated by the United States Chess Federation. The TCAMA believes that rated tournaments are beneficial for youth chess players because they: 1) Use an official set of rules so that our competition will be fair. 2) The official nature ofContinue reading “Why I Run Rated Chess Tournaments for Kids”

Perfect Game at the National Elementary Chess Championship

Luke Zhao, a first grader from Fremont, played a perfect chess game at the 2010 Bert Lerner National Elementary Chess Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Below is his game with notes by his chess coach Chris Torres. [Event “Bert Lerner National Elementary Chess Championship”] [Site “Atlanta, Georgia”] [Date “2010.05.08”] [Round “1”] [White “Jha, Kubair”] [Black “Zhao, Luke”] [ResultContinue reading “Perfect Game at the National Elementary Chess Championship”

For Immediate Release: Scholastic Chess Tournaments in the Bay Area

For Immediate Release: Torres Chess and Music Academy, Inc. Presents: The SPHDS Quads At the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School – 1030 Astoria Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Sunday, February 7th, 2010 AND Sunday, March 7th, 2010 Where: South Peninsula Hebrew Day School When: 1:00pm – 4:00pm What: Scholastic (K-12) 3 Round Quad – G/30 Cost:Continue reading “For Immediate Release: Scholastic Chess Tournaments in the Bay Area”