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Learning Chess The “Right Way” Has Never Been Easier!

I am in a unique situation as a chess coach due to my proximity to Silicon Valley. The average parents of my chess students are highly skilled professionals, including Ph.D.s and college professors, doctors, attorneys, physicists , CEOs, and of course computer engineers. These parents tend to be very involved in their child’s chess developmentContinue reading “Learning Chess The “Right Way” Has Never Been Easier!”

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”

Important Announcement Regarding the 2017 SPFNO 

Dear Chess Community, As a chess coach, there are times when I have had to make the difficult choice to pass one of my favorite students to another instructor in order to better serve his/her best interests. It is never a decision that is taken lightly, not least because of the close bond a studentContinue reading “Important Announcement Regarding the 2017 SPFNO “

Susan Polgar Week at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is pleased to present Grandmaster Susan Polgar at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp for the week of August 1-4, 2016. Grandmaster Polgar will be on hand for the final hour of each day to analyze chess games from our camp tournament. All chess players ages 4-17 are invited toContinue reading “Susan Polgar Week at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp”

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016

Come train with the 2015 and 2016 National Elementary Chess Champions at MSJE! This camp will feature chess instruction by: GM Susan Polgar (Former World Champion and Current Head Coach for the National Collegiate Chess Champions at Webster University) NM Eric Schiller (The world’s most prolific chess author) Jay Stallings (Acclaimed author, chess coach andContinue reading “Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016”

Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship

Dear Fellow Chess Parents,   Do children who play competitive chess develop skills that will give them advantages over their non-chess peers?    Yes, I certainly believe so!   My name is Chris Torres and I am the Organizer for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys. If you sign your childContinue reading “Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship”

#HappyNewYear from the Torres Chess and Music Academy

2015 was a banner year for scholastic chess in Northern California! One of the high points was undoubtedly the California premier of the Susan Polgar Foundation National Open for Girls and Boys. The feedback we received about the tournament was overwhelmingly positive with some very insightful suggestions as to what parents and coaches would likeContinue reading “#HappyNewYear from the Torres Chess and Music Academy”

California Chess Classes to Feature the Games of Bobby Fischer

In honor of the movie Pawn Sacrifice, National Champion Chess Coach Chris Torres is pleased to announce two new chess programs that will feature the games of Bobby Fischer.     Beginning September 19, 2015 The Fremont Achiever Chess Team Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00 43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CA 94539 (510) 226-6161 REGISTER HEREContinue reading “California Chess Classes to Feature the Games of Bobby Fischer”

Chess Simul With Grandmaster Susan Polgar 

Here is your friendly reminder that the simul with Susan Polgar is scheduled for 6:00pm on Friday, February 27th. This event will be held at the Bay Area Chess Center located at 1639 A South Main St in Milpitas, California. There is no charge for attending and 5 additional seats in the simul will be raffledContinue reading “Chess Simul With Grandmaster Susan Polgar “

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 National Open for Girls and Boys: Part 3

or Why You should be Using Coach Jay’s Chess Academy to train your child With only twenty days left before the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys, do you ever wonder what you can do to prepare for the event with your child. If you download Coach Jay’s Chess Academy you literally canContinue reading “Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Part 3”

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”

Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 1

Parents frequently ask, “What should I do with (insert child’s name) to get him/her ready for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys?” Since this question often comes from a rookie chess parent, I like to suggest for the parent inquiring to prepare for the event with their child. One of myContinue reading “Preparing for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys: Part 1”

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

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”