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TCAMA Summer Chess Skills Development Programs for Summer 2018

Don’t let your child spend another month stuck at their current rating level! Help them to grow in chess and prepare for success.   In one week of training with Chris Torres your child will gain: The Valuable tools and skills needed to excel as a chess player. An extraordinary chess camp experience with aContinue reading “TCAMA Summer Chess Skills Development Programs for Summer 2018”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1

The first week of the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Summer Camp was a smashing success. One parent even asked me why our camp was so much better than the other chess classes in the Bay Area. I answered, “The real secret is in enthusiasm. It is the magic we use to transform challengesContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1”

Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur

“Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur” is one of the best books I have read on the subject of crime and punishment in chess. The author, former World Chess Champion Max Euwe, elucidates common mistakes of “amateur” chess players with great authority. The layout of “Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur” progresses from analyses of games inContinue reading “Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur”

Fremont Chess Schools Set New Standard for Success

Have you ever heard of Fremont, California? Chances are, if you follow scholastic chess in the United States, you have. Schools from Fremont have historically used schools from other California cities as punching bags in the local scholastic chess arena. Recently, there has been a major effort made in exposing the rest of the United States to California’s best kept chess secret. InContinue reading “Fremont Chess Schools Set New Standard for Success”

National Elementary Chess Championship: Part Three

The 2010 edition of the Burt Lerner National Elementary Chess Championship is now history.  Once Again, Northern California has proven itself to be an ideal location for budding young chess players to grow into national champions.  Below is a list of the 2010 National Chess Champions from Northern California: Daniel Lu scored 6/7 at the  2010  Burt Lerner National Elementary ChessContinue reading “National Elementary Chess Championship: Part Three”

National Elementary Chess Championship: Part 2

Day Two of the 2010 Bert Lerner National Elementary Chess Championship is complete.  California has several chess players who have a good chance to be crowned Nation Champion. In the K-5 Championship section, Allan Beilin is in first place with a perfect score. In the K-3 Championship section, California’s Tanuj Vasudeva  and Aaron Householder  are both 5/5. Finaly, in the K-1 Championship section,Continue reading “National Elementary Chess Championship: Part 2”

CalChess Scholastic Chess Championship: Part Four

   Tonight I attended the  Monday night chess team meeting at Mission San Jose Elementary School. Head Coach Joe Lonsdale was very pleased with the teams results at the CalChess Scholastic Chess Championship and took time at the beginning of class to congratulate all of our top finishers. Below is a list of Mission San Jose’s best individual scorers.Continue reading “CalChess Scholastic Chess Championship: Part Four”

CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships: Part Two

The 2010 CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships got underway this morning. This years Calchess Scholastic State Championship drew around 900 players and was noticeably smaller in size than some previous years. Even with the smaller turn out, it is clear that scholastic chess is alive and well in Northern California. Mission San Jose Elementary School ofContinue reading “CalChess Scholastic Chess Championships: Part Two”