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#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 61

August 18, 2017

What is white’s best move?

What is white’s best move? (Fabiano Caruana – David Navara, Blitz, St Louis 8/18/2017)

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 60

August 16, 2017

Black to play and win.

Black to play and win(Garry Kasparov – Ian Nepomniachtchi, St Louis 8/15/2017)

3rd Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship

August 14, 2017

Over the weekend(August 12-13,) I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship held by the American Chess Academy at the beautiful Maple Park Community Center in Glendale, California. The event was sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and Beyond Chess assisted the ACA with event management. It was a special treat to attend such a well run scholastic chess tournament organized by such amazing and professional people. I would like to extend my gratitude to Armen Ambartsoumian for convincing me to attend this fine event.

Armen Ambartsoumian diligently performing his duties as a tournament director.

Some of the younger competitors at the beginning of their fourth round.

The park directly outside of the tournament site was a popular hangout spot.

Click here for more information on the American Chess Academy.

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 59

August 11, 2017

White to move and mate in two.

Mate in 2(Edmond Barthelemy, 1935)

Fremont Back to School Chess Camp

August 9, 2017

The Torres Chess and Music Academy is pleased to announce a three day Back to School Chess Camp designed to produce rapid improvement in your child’s chess abilities.

On Day one of our Back to School Chess Camp, Chris Torres will show your children illustrative games which demonstrate ultra-sharp opening play.


On day two, your child will train hard to improve his/her tactical abilities by solving puzzles and taking part in group exercises that are guaranteed to produce noticeable results. 


On the final day of camp, all students will be shown time tested endgame positions that will quickly improve your child’s strategy and confidence in the endgame.


In addition to all the hands on learning, all camp participants will also take part in a USCF rated chess tournament that includes game analysis and prizes.


This class will meet ‪from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM‬,

‪Friday through Sunday‬,

‪August 18th to August 20th‬

At: 2090 Warm Springs Court, Fremont CA

Only $100 for all three days

Click Here to Register

This camp is limited to only 20 student on a first come first serve registration basis. The fees for this chess program are nonrefundable after the class has begun. No refunds will be given for unscheduled student absences.

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 58

August 8, 2017

White to move and mate in 7.

White to move and mate in 7.

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 57

August 8, 2017

White to move and mate in 7.

Gioachino Greco – N.N., Rome 1620 (Mate in 7)

#Chess History Worth Sharing 

August 6, 2017

One time, while playing chess at a social gathering in Paris, Benjamin Franklin captured his opponent’s king after she inadvertently placed it into check. When she stated, “Ah, we don’t take kings so…” Benjamin Franklin responded, “We do in America!”

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 56

August 5, 2017

White to move and mate in 3.

Mate in 3(R. Beuthner, 1864)

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 55

August 5, 2017

White to move and mate in 2.

White to move and and mate in 2.

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