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Fremont Chess Quads this Saturday (1/19/19)

Rated Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday, January 19th 2019 11:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Learning Bee Learning Center in Fremont $25 entry fee Trophies are awarded to top player in each quad. All other players will receive pins for participating. USCF Rated QUAD Format: All players must be USCF members. All players must understand USCFContinue reading “Fremont Chess Quads this Saturday (1/19/19)”

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”

Biggest No-Brainer in Scholastic Chess

This Monday will start the final week of the Fremont Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School. For only $185, your child can spend the week studying chess at the most successful school chess program in the United States. Our coaches for the final week include Francisco Anchondo, James Paquette, Joe Lonsdale and ChrisContinue reading “Biggest No-Brainer in Scholastic Chess”

USCF Ban on Music

On November 16, 2012 the United States Chess Federation announced updated scholastic regulations that prohibit the use of personal music players and headphones. This move was made in order to defend against perceived threats to the integrity of over-the -board chess caused by electronic devices being used as a tool for cheating.  In a bold contradiction of logic,Continue reading “USCF Ban on Music”

United States G/30 National Chess Championship: Francisco Anchondo

Francisco Anchondo demonstratated his usual tactical bravado in the fourth round of the 2011 National G/30 Chess Championship. His opponent, Eric Schiller, attempted to play a rather dull carro-kann but Francisco steered the game into a violent fantasy variation. I was glad to see such an exciting game take place in the open section andContinue reading “United States G/30 National Chess Championship: Francisco Anchondo”

Eric Schiller vs Ted Castro

Eric Schiller had a rough time of it at this year’s U.S.C.F. National G/30 Chess Championship. Because he is a gentleman and a scholar, I felt bad about publishing one of his losses. I hope reposting this win over Ted Castro will improve his mood. [Event “St. Amant Memorial”] [Site “San Francisco CA USA”] [DateContinue reading “Eric Schiller vs Ted Castro”

United States G/30 National Chess Championship

California is set to host the U.S. G/30 Chess Championship on October Second, 2011. Having a U.S.C.F. National Championship in the Bay Area is a rare treat and many of my chess students are eager to win another national title. I will report live from the Santa Clara Convention Center and provide complete coverage ofContinue reading “United States G/30 National Chess Championship”

United States G/60 National Chess Championship

The Bay Area will be hosting the U.S. G/60 Chess Championship on October First, 2011. It is a rare pleasure to have a U.S.C.F. National Championship located in Northern California and many of my students look forward to this extra opportunity to add to their credentials. Tomorrow, I will report live from the Santa ClaraContinue reading “United States G/60 National Chess Championship”

Joseph Wan is a National Chess Champion

Joseph Wan of Nebraska won the k-3 Championship section at the 2011 National Elementary Chess Championships in Dallas, Texas. Joseph scored 6.5/7 and finished a half point ahead of his former California rival Rayan Taghizadeh. Joseph Wan’s championship is a rare win for the state of Nebraska at a United States Chess Federation national tournament.Continue reading “Joseph Wan is a National Chess Champion”

Ben Rood Becomes National Chess Champion

Torres Chess & Music Academy, Inc. 16691 Colonial Trail Lathrop, CA  95330 Phone (661) 699-8348 Chesslessons@aol.com Press Release Contact: Chris Torres Phone: (661) 699-8348 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2011 FIRST GRADER BEN ROOD BECOMES NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPION WALNUT CREEK, CA, May 6-8, 2011: Walnut Creek seven year old Ben Rood was awarded the titleContinue reading “Ben Rood Becomes National Chess Champion”