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Chris Torres’ Chess Résumé

Chris Torres (209) 323-0197 chesslessons@aol.com Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion inContinue reading “Chris Torres’ Chess Résumé”

2nd Annual Susan Polgar Foundation’s North American All Girls Championship

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Annual Susan Polgar Foundation’s North American All Girls Championship held by Bay Area Chess at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, California. As always, Grandmaster Susan Polgar was very personable with all the girls in attendance. The huge efforts by Chief TD Martha UnderwoodContinue reading “2nd Annual Susan Polgar Foundation’s North American All Girls Championship”

The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

  The prestigious annual Susan Polgar Foundation National Open was created in 2006 in order to give more opportunities to young chess players in the United States. The 2016 SPFNO is an official qualifying event for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Invitational for Girls and the 2016 FIDE World Youth Chess Championship. Entrants will be brokenContinue reading “The 2016 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys”

Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: FAQ

There’s a tangible buzz in the air all around Silicon Valley because the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys is on the horizon. Facebook walls and Twitter news feeds have begun to highlight the coming event and of course the hundreds of talented youngsters who will be competing. Even my five minuteContinue reading “Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: FAQ”

Only Two Weeks Until the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

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Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 2

As your child gets more excited about playing in the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys you are likely wondering what you, as a parent, can do during the next forty days to maximize your child’s chances of playing well. Perhaps the most important aspect of preparing for a major chess championshipContinue reading “Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 2”

List of Pre-Registered Players for the SPFNO

The list of pre-registered players for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys is now available at http://www.ChessAndMusic.com

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys

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The Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys

The Most Exciting Scholastic Chess Tournament in California History! San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 A year ago, Chris Torres approached Grandmaster Susan Polgar with the idea of bringing the prestigious Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys to the Golden State. What Chris Torres never anticipated was that Susan PolgarContinue reading “The Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open Championship for Girls and Boys”

Huge Chess News for California

It’s official. Talented chess players from around the United States will be coming to California next February in order to compete in the 10th annual Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Boys and Girls. Over $100,000 will be  awarded in prizes, which include trophies, computers, chess prizes and scholarships to Webster University.  In addition to theseContinue reading “Huge Chess News for California”