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MULTISITE TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENT JUNE 11th 2016
Participants will compete online and onsite against opposition from across the country in this exciting new tournament format.
Chess venues who wish to participate in multi-site tournaments please register at the link below. Chess venues outside the United States will be given special consideration -so we can have a truly international event:
Locations include Brooklyn, Long Island, and Silicon Valley.
Entries accepted on a ‘first-come, first-served basis.’
Registration closes 12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT, first round at 1pm EDT/10am PDT
Prizes will be distributed via Paypal within a day or two of tournament completion.
4 Rounds Swiss system Tournament. G/30 d5.
Unrated. Limit 10 players per site.
$20 Entry Fee via PayPal to MutiSiteChess@gmail.com or cash at the door, $25 after June 4th
Prizes 25% of entries to first, 15% to second, 15% to top Under 1800
Reg.: Must have Internet Chess Club (ICC) account. Complimentary one-day accounts will be provided to those without accounts.
Join at www.chessclub.com
Participants are encouraged to register in advance at:
or contact your desired location:
Li Chess Center
New York Chess And Games
Torres Chess and Music Academy
California Location will be at:
43475 Ellsworth Street Fremont, CA 94539
This Saturday (4/9) there will be a very special chess tournament at the Achiever Institute in Fremont. This tournament will simultaneously connect participants in Chess Centers across the country.
Participants will compete online and onsite in this innovative new format at Brooklyn, Long Island, and Silicon Valley.
You can Register Here
For more information Go Here
Registration closes at 12:30pm EDT/9:30am PDT, first round at 1pm EDT/10am PDT
4 Rounds Swiss system Tournament. G/30 d5.
$20 Entry Fee
Reg.: Must have Free Internet Chess Server(FICS) account.
The list of pre-registered players for the Susan Polgar Foundation’s Nationwide Open for Girls and Boys is now available at www.ChessAndMusic.com
For months, the tournament organizers have been promoting the 2014 edition of the Sinquefield Cup as the strongest chess tournament ever assembled. To Fabiano Caruana, however, the 2014 Sinquefield Cup is just a walk in the park! To be fair, the pleasantly modest Fabiano never described it quite in that way but his actions do speak louder than Magnus Carlsen’s words. Fabiano Caruana has swept half of the world’s top ten chess players during the first five games of this double round robin event. Not since the time of Bobby Fischer has the chess world been treated to such a dominating performance on such a high stage and not since the time of Gioachino Greco has Italy been home to such a awe-inspiring chess talent.
Below I have assembled Fabiano Caruana’s chess games from the 2014 Sinquefield Cup and comments on his performance from chess celebrities on Twitter:
— Claudia Munoz (@chesscampeona) August 27, 2014
[Event "Sinquefield Cup"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.08.27"] [EventDate "2014.08.27"] [Round "1"] [Result "0-1"] [White "Veselin Topalov"] [Black "Fabiano Caruana"] [ECO "A35"] [WhiteElo "2772"] [BlackElo "2801"] [PlyCount "68"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bg2 Nc7 7. O-O e5 8. a3 Rb8 9. d3 Be7 10. Be3 O-O 11. Rc1 Bd7 12. Nd2 Nd4 13. Nc4 f6 14. f4 exf4 15. Bxf4 Nde6 16. Bd2 b6 17. g4 Be8 18. Be1 b5 19. Ne3 Bd6 20. Ncd5 Nxd5 21. Bxd5 Bf7 22. Nf5 Be5 23. Qd2 Nd4 24. Bxf7+ Rxf7 25. Rd1 Nxf5 26. gxf5 Qd4+ 27. Bf2 Qg4+ 28. Kh1 c4 29. Qc2 Re8 30. dxc4 Qh5 31. h4 Qg4 32. Qd3 bxc4 33. Qe3 Rfe7 34. b3 Bb2 0-1
[Event "Sinquefield Cup"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.08.28"] [EventDate "2014.08.27"] [Round "2"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Fabiano Caruana"] [Black "Maxime Vachier-Lagrave"] [ECO "B12"] [WhiteElo "2801"] [BlackElo "2768"] [PlyCount "59"] 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. O-O Qxb2 9. Qe1 cxd4 10. Bxd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Bb4 12. Ndb5 Ba5 13. Rb1 Qxc2 14. Rc1 Qb2 15. g4 Bg6 16. f4 Be4 17. Rf2 Nh6 18. Bd3 Qb4 19. Rb1 Qc5 20. Nxe4 dxe4 21. Qxa5 O-O 22. Be2 e3 23. Rff1 Rfc8 24. Qe1 Qd5 25. Rb2 f6 26. Qg3 fxe5 27. fxe5 Rf8 28. Rxf8+ Rxf8 29. Qxe3 Nf7 30. Nc3 1-0
— Jennifer Shahade (@JenShahade) August 30, 2014
[Event "Sinquefield Cup"] [Site "Saint Louis USA"] [Date "2014.08.29"] [EventDate "2014.08.27"] [Round "3"] [Result "0-1"] [White "Magnus Carlsen"] [Black "Fabiano Caruana"] [ECO "C24"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "68"] 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.Bb3 Bb4+ 6.c3 Bd6 7.Bg5 dxe4 8.dxe4 h6 9.Bh4 Qe7 10.Nbd2 Nbd7 11.Bg3 Bc7 12.O-O Nh5 13.h3 Nxg3 14.fxg3 Nc5 15.Bxf7+ Kxf7 16.Nxe5+ Kg8 17.Ng6 Qg5 18.Rf8+ Kh7 19.Nxh8 Bg4 20.Qf1 Nd3 21.Qxd3 Rxf8 22.hxg4 Qxg4 23.Nf3 Qxg3 24.e5+ Kxh8 25.e6 Bb6+ 26.Kh1 Qg4 27.Qd6 Rd8 28.Qe5 Rd5 29.Qb8+ Kh7 30.e7 Qh5+ 31.Nh2 Rd1+ 32.Rxd1 Qxd1+ 33.Nf1 Qxf1+ 34.Kh2 Qg1+ 0-1
[Event "Sinquefield Cup"] [Site "0:20:33-0:23:33"] [Date "2014.08.30"] [EventDate "2014.08.27"] [Round "4"] [Result "1-0"] [White "Fabiano Caruana"] [Black "Levon Aronian"] [ECO "C78"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "99"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.Nc3 d6 9.a3 Na5 10.Ba2 Be6 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.b4 Nc6 13.Bd2 d5 14.Re1 Qd6 15.Na2 Nd7 16.Qe2 d4 17.Reb1 Nb6 18.Nc1 Na4 19.Nb3 Rf7 20.Rc1 Rd8 21.Ng5 Rf6 22.Qh5 h6 23.Nf3 Rdf8 24.Rf1 R8f7 25.Rae1 Bf8 26.h3 g6 27.Qh4 Qe7 28.Qg3 Bg7 29.Na5 Nxa5 30.Nxe5 Nb7 31.Nxg6 Qd8 32.e5 Rf5 33.f4 c5 34.Nh4 Rh5 35.Nf3 Kh7 36.Qg4 Rhf5 37.Nh4 Kh8 38.Nxf5 Rxf5 39.Qg6 Qe7 40.g4 Rf8 41.f5 Qe8 42.Qxe8 Rxe8 43.f6 Bf8 44.f7 Re7 45.Rf6 Nb6 46.Bxh6 Nd7 47.Ref1 cxb4 48.axb4 Bxh6 49.Rxh6+ Kg7 50.Rh5 1-0
[Event "Sinquefield Cup"] [Site "0:02:33-0:02:33"] [Date "2014.08.31"] [EventDate "2014.08.27"] [Round "5"] [Result "0-1"] [White "Hikaru Nakamura"] [Black "Fabiano Caruana"] [ECO "D11"] [WhiteElo "?"] [BlackElo "?"] [PlyCount "134"] 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nbd2 Bf5 5.Nh4 Be4 6.f3 Bg6 7.e3 e6 8.g3 Be7 9.a3 Nbd7 10.cxd5 cxd5 11.Nxg6 hxg6 12.Bd3 e5 13.O-O O-O 14.Qb3 Qc8 15.Nb1 exd4 16.exd4 Nb8 17.Nc3 Nc6 18.Be3 Qd7 19.Rad1 Rfd8 20.Rfe1 Ne8 21.Bf2 Nc7 22.Bf1 Bf6 23.Qa2 g5 24.b4 g6 25.Qd2 Kg7 26.b5 Ne7 27.Be3 Ne6 28.Bh3 Nf5 29.Bxf5 gxf5 30.f4 g4 31.Qd3 Rac8 32.Rc1 Rc4 33.Ne2 Nc7 34.Nc3 Rc8 35.h3 gxh3 36.Kh2 Nxb5 37.Nxb5 Qxb5 38.Kxh3 Qd7 39.Kg2 b5 40.Rb1 a6 41.Rbc1 Qe6 42.Bf2 Rxc1 43.Rxe6 fxe6 44.g4 fxg4 45.Qe2 Kf7 46.Qd3 R1c2 47.Qh7+ Ke8 48.f5 Bxd4 49.Qg6+ Kd8 50.Qxe6 Rxf2+ 51.Kg3 Rc3+ 52.Kxg4 Rg2+ 53.Kf4 Rf2+ 54.Kg4 Kc7 55.Qe7+ Kb6 56.Qd8+ Rc7 57.Qxd5 Bc5 58.Qd8 Kb7 59.f6 Bxa3 60.Qd5+ Kb6 61.Qd8 Bc5 62.Qb8+ Rb7 63.Qd8+ Ka7 64.Qd5 Bb6 65.Kg5 Rc7 66.Kg6 b4 67.Qe6 Bd4 0-1
— Natalia Pogonina (@Pogonina) September 1, 2014
FREMONT ACHIEVER CHESS TEAM: August 23rd through October 25th
The Fremont Achiever Chess Team chess program meets every Saturday from 1:00 until 3:00, beginning August 23, 2014.
Held at The Achiever Institute.
43475 Ellsworth St. Fremont, CA 94539
Register at Achiever this Saturday
The Fremont Achiever Chess Team has a very special chess program taught by the nationally renowned chess instructors from the Torres Chess and Music Academy. This course will provide experienced tournament players with instruction that will quickly increase their ability and understanding of chess. In addition, we will also teach newer students the skills necessary to excel in competitive chess. Participants will begin their afternoon by participating in an exciting chess class taught by the top chess instructors from the area. Students will then play 1 USCF rated chess game as part of the ongoing tournament and receive 1-on-1 analysis of their play. Lower rated players will play at g/30 time controls while higher rated players will be using g/45. Every five weeks, the tournament will be reported to the USCF in order to be rated. All participants must be members of the USCF. If your child is not a member, your child can join or renew their USCF membership at the first meeting.
The tuition for this program is $180 for ten weeks.
Drop-In for a single class for $20.
If you miss the first week or inform us during registration that you will be missing a week we will prorate the tuition. No refund will be given for unscheduled student absences.
The Torres Chess and Music Academy is constantly at work making sure the events we offer your children are the very best in California. Below are some images from week 3 of the 2014 Fremont Summer Chess Camp. There is still one more week left in our chess camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School which will feature instruction from International Master Emory Tate and Grandmaster Susan Polgar.
Click here to register for week 4!
Take a moment to check out my report on weeks 1 and 2.
On occasion, the Torres Chess and Music Academy focuses attention on noteworthy individuals who have helped us in our goal of bringing chess and music education to large numbers of children. On May 24th we will be honoring one of these great individuals by running the inaugural Mayor’s Cup Chess Tournament in the City of Lathrop, California.
Our Mayor, Sonny Dhaliwal has been a great friend of education, the Torres Chess and Music Academy and of the citizens of Lathrop. When bureaucracy threatened slow down our progress of enriching children’s lives through chess, Mayor Dhaliwal stepped in and cleared the path of obstructions. This was not the first time the Mayor has answered my calls, just the last of many. In doing so, Mayor Daliwal has made it very clear that he cares deeply about Lathrop’s children and strongly supports our goals of bringing chess to every school in the City of Lathrop. It is because of his incomparable support of the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s goals, that we are honoring Mayor Dhaliwal by running the first ever scholastic chess tournament in the City of Lathrop in his name.
Please consider bringing your child to this friendly and educational event. The game of chess has so much to offer children. Every child will receive an award and all the children attending will experience a world class scholastic chess experience.
Where: River Island Technology Academy – 100 Commercial Street, CA 95330
When: R1 @ 9:00am on 5/24/14 Breakfast and Lunch will be served on site.
What: Scholastic (K-12) 5 Round Swiss – G/45
Trophies are awarded to top 5 players in each section. 6-10th places will win medals. All other players will receive ribbons for participating. The first place team in each section will win a trophy.
SUPPORT THE RIVER ISLAND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY.
BRING CASH TO PURCHASE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AT THE TOURNAMENT.
USCF Rated Swiss Format: All players must be USCF members, and understand USCF tournament rules. USCF Membership fee is $17, per year. This fee is included in the entry fee. 5 round Swiss Format – Everyone plays 5 games against players in their section. Sections are by grade. 5 sections based on grade (K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9+). Top 5 players in each section will win trophies. All sections will be Game in 45 min (each player). Sets and boards provided. Clocks will be provided, but players are encouraged to bring their own.
*Round Times: If not registered by 5/23 @ 9 pm they will not play R1.
R 1 @ 9:00am R 2 @ 10:30 LUNCH R 3 @ 1:00pm R 4 @ 2:30 & R 5 @ 4:00
Breakfast will be served before R1. Trophies and medals awarded at 5:45
Entry Fees: $32(includes $17 USCF membership) Make check payable to: TCAMA or APPLY ONLINE at http://chessandmusic.com/onlineregistration/
Information: Contact Chris Torres at Chesslessons@aol.com.
REGISTER EARLY AS SPACE MAY BE LIMITED. THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATION. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NINE PM MAY 23rd, 2014.
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 these great prizes, winners of age appropriate sections will automatically qualify to play on Team USA at the 2015 FIDE World Youth Chess Championships in Porta Carras, Greece. To my knowledge, this is the first time in history that California has hosted a tournament which is an official qualifying event for the World Youth. Thanks to a partnership with the Torres Chess and Music Academy, this is also the first time that the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Boys and Girls will be played on the West Coast.
Event Title: Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Boys and Girls
Event Date: February 28 through March 1, 2015
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, California)
Prizes: $100,000 will be awarded in prizes, which include trophies, computers, chess prizes, scholarships to Webster University and opportunities to qualify for the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships.
Tournament Format: 6 Round Swiss G/45 d/5. 9 Sections