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Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016: Day 19

August 15, 2016


Pictures taken by Paul Truong

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016: Day 18

August 15, 2016

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016: Day 17

August 3, 2016

Day 2 of Susan Polgar Week 

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2016: Day 16

August 3, 2016

Day 1 of Susan Polgar Week 

Susan Polgar Week at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp

July 29, 2016
polgarcamp

Grandmaster Susan Polgar teaching young chess players 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 to join us for the exciting final week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp.
Monday, August 1st through Thursday, August 4th
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mission San Jose Elementary School
43545 Bryant Street, Fremont Ca 94539
Fee: $222 + $17 USCF membership if needed
Registration: HERE

Final Reminder to Register Your Child for the SPFNO Chess Championship

February 22, 2016

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 child up right now, I can promise your family a very special kind of tournament experience perhaps unlike any other you have ever attended.

 

First of all, by signing your child up for the 2016 SPFNO, you are guaranteeing your child the opportunity to meet and hang out with the former World Champion Grandmaster Susan Polgar.

SPNO 2015 u16u18boys

But that’s only the beginning of the fun they’ll have when they start playing chess with us!

 

  • The first place winner in each championship section:

*Qualifies for the Prominent Susan Polgar National Invitational for Girls (Girls sections only).

*Qualifies for the 2016 FIDE World Youth Chess Championship.*

*Wins $100,000 in prizes and scholarships to Webster University (U16/18 sections).

SPNO 2015 team

 

  • The SPFNO will take place at a 34,200 square foot facility which we will not be sharing with any other activities. This means our players can be conformably spread out and parents have plenty of space to mingle while waiting for their kids to finish games.

 

  • At the SPFNO your family will be treated to free parking and offered a fine selection of affordable food cooked in a real restraint on site.

 

  • The SPFNO has its own state-of-the-art website which will keep you up to date on tournament results and pairings without requiring your participation in a stampede to view the wall charts.

 

 

The Fun of Watching Your Child Learn and Grow through Chess

 

Part of the fun of the SPFNO is watching your child meet and make friends with other youngsters who love chess as much as they do. As a competitor in the SPFNO your child will get to participate in a chess tournament attended by many of the best chess players their age in the U.S.A.

SPFNO 2015 u8boys

Another part – and an important one – is having your child get his/her games analyzed by brilliant players such as Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky who will be analyzing games for free at the SPFNO.

analysis

At the SPFNO your child will be placed in an environment where chess is considered cool and where being a high achiever is the norm. Basically, we are providing the ideal conditions for your child to learn and grow through chess.

 

The Excitement of Shaping the Future through Chess

 

For some families, the excitement of joining the SPFNO is reason enough to attend. For other families, it will be because of the enormous learning opportunity the SPFNO creates. For me, it is knowing that we, as parents, are doing something to make the world a better place. I honestly believe that many of our future “thought leaders” will be present at tournaments like the SPFNO.

 

Also, The SPFNO is an official qualifying event for the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships. What could be more exciting than earning the chance to compete against the best chess players in the world?!

 

By signing our own kids up for such events, I believe we are shaping the future through chess. Now that’s real exciting!

 

Come Play Chess with Us

 

So join the Torres Chess and Music Academy and the Susan Polgar Foundation for the fun of it, the learning opportunities and the excitement of shaping the future. The price goes up on Wednesday so join today!

 

Sincerely,

Chris Torres

Chess Dad

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

December 14, 2015

PowerPoint Presentation

 

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 broken into sections by gender, age and rating. There will be $100,000 in prizes, which will include trophies, chess prizes, and college scholarships.

For more information or to apply online please visit:

www.SPFNO.com

The Thrilling Conclusion of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys

March 30, 2015

After the final round of the 2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys, there remained two-way ties for first place in four different sections. Rather than use computer generated tiebreaker scores, we let the children decide the matter themselves over a five minute game of blitz chess. Depending on the section, these finalists were playing for a seat in the FIDE World Youth Chess Championship, a seat in the Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Invitational for Girls and a $50,000 college scholarship to Webster University. All four blitz games games commenced simultaneously and each board had its own tournament director watching every move. Below is the unedited footage from the thrilling conclusion to the 2015 SPFNO.

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Final Team Standings

March 28, 2015
2015 SPFNO Final Team Standings

2015 SPFNO Final Team Standings

 

SPFNO Final Team Standings

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U18/16 Boys

Code Name Score
1 COQUIL Coquille High School 7.0
Aaron Grabinsky 5.0
Josiah Perkins 2.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U16/18 Girls

Code Name Score

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U14 Boys

Code Name Score
1 HORNER Horner JHS – Fremont 10.5
Sunny Kahlon 3.5
KIA SADEGHI 3.0
Avi Khanna 2.0
Amay Gupta 2.0
2 HOPKIN HOPKIN 5.0
PRATHEEK SANKESHI 3.0
Ganesh Murugappan 2.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U14 Girls

Code Name Score
1 BASISS BASIS Silicon Valley 9.0
ARIA LAKHMANI 4.5
TRINA CHATTERJEE 4.5
2 HORNER Horner JHS – Fremont 7.5
SARA KAUSHIK 3.5
RAISAH KHAN 3.0
SERAFINA SHOW 1.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U12 Boys

Code Name Score
1 WEIBEL WEIBEL 12.0
RAHUL RAVISHANKAR 4.0
SURYATEJA MANDADI 4.0
AARON LEE 4.0
ZAYAAN KHAN 3.5
PRITHVI NAGAMANIVEL 3.5
SUMUKH MURTHY 3.5
JEREMY Y CHEN 3.0
FREDERICK ZHANG 3.0
ATRI SURAPANENI 1.5
JONGWON LEE 1.0
2 MSJE Mission San Jose Elementary 10.0
JAISURAJ KALEESWARAN 3.5
JEFFREY L LIU 3.5
ABHINAV RAGHAVENDRA 3.0
3 GARDEN Garden Gate ES 7.5
EESWAR SREE KARTIKEY KURLI 4.5
RITHWIK INDER NARENDRA 3.0
4 SYNAPS Synapse 6.0
DANIEL MENDELEVITCH 5.0
SPENCER JAMES BALL 1.0
David Abrams 0.0
5 WARMSP WARM SPRINGS 5.0
ALEXANDER J DELGADO 3.0
ANSHUL GOVINDU 2.0
6 FOREST Forest Park Elementary 4.0
NAVEEN NATH 2.0
ADITYA KUMAR 2.0
7 MUIR John Muir Elementary 3.5
HRISHIKESH INGLE 2.0
DANIEL MATHEW 1.5
AADIP KHANAL 0.0
8 RITECH River Islands Technology Academy 3.0
ARMANDO SILVA 2.0
OMAR SILVA 1.0
9 COLLIN L.P. Collins ES – Cupertino 2.0
ABDULLAH YAZGAN 2.0
VENKATARAM SIVARAM 0.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U12 Girls

Code Name Score
1 WEIBEL WEIBEL 11.5
SHIVANGI GUPTA 5.0
AMY CHAN 3.5
ENYA MISTRY 3.0
AMIRAH MOHAMED RAFI 3.0
ANVI SURAPANENI 1.5
2 APPL APP Lincoln 7.0
MINDA CHEN 4.5
ELEANOR KARIS-SCONYERS 2.5
3 ISA International School of Arizona 7.0
MIEKE REMPE 4.0
JANNE REMPE 3.0
4 WARMSP WARM SPRINGS 6.0
CHENYI ZHAO 5.0
ISABELLA ANDREA DELGADO 1.0
5 CARCLA Carolyn Clark 5.5
SHREE AYINALA 3.5
REEMA CHINTALA 2.0
6 CHALLE NGER 4.5
Sanjana Das 2.5
BHAVYA BELLANNAGARI 2.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U10 Boys

Code Name Score
1 MSJE Mission San Jose Elementary 13.5
RISHITH SUSARLA 5.5
KEVIN PAN 4.5
ATUL THIRUMALAI 3.5
LEO JIANG 3.5
STEPHEN HE 3.5
AMULYA HARISH 3.0
Sandeep Salwan 3.0
NICHOLAS JIANG 3.0
NISHANT SUDHAKAR 0.0
2 WEIBEL Weibel ES – Fremont 13.0
OLIVER WU 5.0
LOUIS LAW 4.0
DHARSHAN VETRIVELAN 4.0
ESHAAN MISTRY 3.0
SIDARTH RAMAN 3.0
WESLIE J CHEN 2.5
SIDHANT CHALIHA 2.0
SURYA SOMASUNDARAM 2.0
3 CHADBO CHADBOURNE 11.5
JACOB HAN 4.0
RYAN DONG 4.0
PRATHUL GANESH 3.5
Varun Rangarajan 1.0
PRABHVIR SINGH BABRA 0.0
4 BRITA Brittan Acres 8.5
COLLIN LIOU 4.0
NICHOLAS COTTRELL 2.5
ZACHARY PAUL TYSON 2.0
5 HIDHLS Hidden Hills 6.0
CHRISTOPHER WOOJIN YOO 4.0
Bhrugu Setlur 2.0
6 HEATHE HEATHE 6.0
ETHAN VAUGHN BOLDI 3.0
ANDREW JOSHUA BOLDI 3.0
7 STOCKL Stocklmeir ES 6.0
ANDREW XIN 3.0
SAAHIL SACHIN KAJAREKAR 3.0
8 LOSALA Los Alamitos School 5.5
Jonathan Taylor 3.0
Gibran Popyon 2.5
9 LEITCH LEITCH 4.0
THANIK BHARANI JR 2.0
NISHANTH UPADHYAYULA 2.0
10 MUIR John Muir Elementary 3.5
YECHAN LEE 2.0
SOOHYUK YOON 1.0
DONGHYEON KIM 0.5
11 GRAYST Graystone ES – San Jose 3.5
Ethan Chen 2.0
Abha Dharnidharka 1.5
12 COLLIN L.P. Collins ES – Cupertino 2.5
PRANAV TALLAPAKA 1.5
ANUJ BALAKRISHNAN 1.0
SAKET PRAMOD 0.0
ALLAN TSAY 0.0
13 WALTER Walters 2.5
ADITYA RAM 2.5
ERIK – NP FENG 0.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U10 Girls

Code Name Score
1 MSJE Mission San Jose Elementary 13.5
ANNAPOORNI MEIYAPPAN 5.5
SHREE JAY 4.0
NIVEDHA MANIV 4.0
2 WEIBEL Weibel ES – Fremont 8.5
ISHA VARADA 3.5
PRISHA JAIN 3.0
KAVYA SHREE PEELA 2.0
3 GOMES Gomes Elementary 7.5
NETRA THIRUMURUHAN 4.0
Aditi Borra 3.5
4 WARMSP WARM SPRINGS 5.0
AMULYA DUSSA 3.0
LALITHA KALLE 2.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U8 Boys

Code Name Score
1 MSJE Mission San Jose Elementary 11.0
ARNAV LINGANNAGARI 4.0
VAIBHAV WUDARU 3.5
Vasudeva R B Rao 3.5
SIDDHARTH ARUTLA 3.0
SHREYAS JAY 3.0
MONISH JONNADULA 2.5
JASON LI-SHEN LIU 2.0
DANIEL ZHAO 2.0
2 COLLIN L.P. Collins ES – Cupertino 9.5
AGHILAN NACHIAPPAN 6.0
Akshaj Molukutla 2.0
RONAV GOPAN 1.5
JOE ZHENG 0.0
3 WEIBEL Weibel ES – Fremont 8.0
NIK SADEGHI 3.0
NIKKO DANIEL LE 3.0
SHIVEN PATEL 2.0
4 BREWER Brewer Island School 7.5
ANDREW MA 4.0
BRYANT MA 3.5
5 CHALLE NGER 5.0
VISHRUTH DINESH 3.0
VRISHANK PEDDIREDDI 2.0
6 GOMES Gomes Elementary 5.0
DAVID JIACHENG SARTORIO 3.0
Darsh Jayaram 2.0
7 BULLIS BULLIS 4.5
AIDAN WANG 3.0
KEVIN BEEBE 1.5
8 RITECH River Islands Technology Academy 3.0
AGNUT ASFIR 2.0
MADDOX RAMOS 1.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: U8 Girls

Code Name Score
1 WEIBEL Weibel ES – Fremont 11.0
ERIN LAW 4.5
CHAU-HA NGHIEM 3.5
YESUN LEE 3.0
2 MSJE Mission San Jose Elementary 9.5
ALLYSON WONG 3.5
NITYASRI KOTLA 3.0
JOLENE P LIU 3.0
3 LIVEO Live Oak 7.0
SRINITHI DODDAPANENI 4.0
ASRITA YELISETTI 2.0
Willa Beard 1.0
4 MARK Mark Day School 4.0
AVERY HARRIES-JONES 3.0
AMELIA KAILANI LEE 1.0
5 RITECH River Islands Technology Academy 2.5
ROSALEIA TORRES 1.5
MIA VILORIA 1.0
6 MARIN Marin ES – Marin 0.0
FIANNA PAULINE MCCARTY-SNEAD 0.0
TALLULAH ANTOINET MCCARTY-SNEAD 0.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: UNRATED 3-6

Code Name Score
1 PALOV Palo Verde 7.0
ARNAV VYAS 5.0
TEJAS THIYAGARAJAN 2.0
2 COLLIN L.P. Collins ES – Cupertino 4.0
SAKET PRAMOD 2.0
RIYA HARIYAPLAR 2.0

Team Roster and Scores. SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: UNRATED K-2

Code Name Score
1 MSJE Mission San Jose Elementary 10.0
ADARSH SWAMY 4.0
DHRISHYANTH REDDY KARANGULA 3.5
NISHANT SUDHAKAR 2.5
2 COLLIN L.P. Collins ES – Cupertino 5.5
VIVEK KOMMU 3.5
AJIT SARAVANAN 2.0
3 TOWN TOWN SCHOOL 5.0
AIDAN MOSES 2.0
BENJAMIN CHO 2.0
TREY LARSEN 1.0
4 SYNAPS Synapse 1.5
ELEANOR LOWE THOME 1.0
SKYE CALEGARI-BUSTER 0.5

2015 Susan Polgar Foundation’s National Open for Girls and Boys: Blitz Championship Results

March 28, 2015
2015 SPFNO Blitz Championship Results(Photo by Paul Truong)

2015 SPFNO Blitz Championship Results(Photo by Paul Truong)

 

SUSAN POLGAR FOUNDATION NATIONAL OPEN 2015: Blitz

# Name Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize
1 Cameron Wheeler 2383 W25 W3 W17 W16 W2 W4 6.0 1st Place
2 Aaron Grabinsky 2318 W29 W12 W5 W10 L1 W13 5.0 2nd Place
3 Joshua Grabinsky 1644 W33 L1 W43 W9 W14 W16 5.0 3rd Place
4 Vikram Ramasamy 1900 W36 W21 D18 W11 W10 L1 4.5 4th Place
5 Benja Friedlander 1648 W26 W39 L2 W19 W11 D6 4.5 5th Place
6 Christopher W Yoo 1749 W35 L9 W34 W22 W8 D5 4.5 6th Place
7 Gabriel Sam 2093 W43 L8 W25 D18 W12 W17 4.5 7th Place
8 Satvik Singireddy 1594 W45 W7 L10 W15 L6 W19 4.0 8th Place
9 Jaisu Kaleeswaran 1322 W30 W6 L11 L3 W27 W24 4.0 9th Place
10 Josiah P Stearman 2195 W32 W24 W8 L2 L4 W22 4.0 10th Place
11 Ganesh Murugappan 1897 W38 W20 W9 L4 L5 W28 4.0
12 Josiah Perkins 1638 W37 L2 W27 W26 L7 W20 4.0
13 Justi Friedlander 1732 W23 L16 W31 W21 W18 L2 4.0
14 Gloria Friedman 1759 W34 L18 W23 W24 L3 W21 4.0
15 Dmitri V Dobrynin 1744 W47 W19 L16 L8 W32 W18 4.0
16 Andrea Botez unr. W22 W13 W15 L1 D17 L3 3.5
17 Nastassja A Matus 1735 W31 W46 L1 W20 D16 L7 3.5
18 Hersh Singh 1426 W42 W14 D4 D7 L13 L15 3.0
19 Kaitlyn Chu 1406 W28 L15 W40 L5 W31 L8 3.0
20 Reagan Pearl 1410 W27 L11 W30 L17 W35 L12 3.0
21 Daniel H Hwang 1499 W40 L4 W46 L13 W29 L14 3.0
22 Enkhj Gomboluudev 1432 L16 W47 W39 L6 W34 L10 3.0
23 Pranav Sairam 700 L13 W29 L14 W42 W43 L25 3.0
24 Ishan Dutta 1621 W44 L10 W45 L14 W25 L9 3.0
25 Daniel Cheng 1237 L1 W44 L7 W45 L24 W23 3.0
26 Anthony Sc Faulks 1345 L5 W33 W42 L12 L28 W34 3.0
27 Sunny Kahlan unr. L20 W38 L12 W43 L9 W36 3.0
28 Raymond Muller unr. L19 L34 W36 W37 W26 L11 3.0
29 Ioana Murgulet 1218 L2 L23 W47 W44 L21 W35 3.0
30 Cassandra Maria Roshu unr. L9 W35 L20 L31 W44 W38 3.0
31 Anav Mehta 722 L17 W41 L13 W30 L19 D32 2.5
32 Ruthvi Singireddy 1198 L10 L40 W33 W46 L15 D31 2.5
33 Netr Thirumuruhan 673 L3 L26 L32 B— D42 W37 2.5
34 Minda Chen 882 L14 W28 L6 W39 L22 L26 2.0
35 Meghana Kancharla 807 L6 L30 W41 W40 L20 L29 2.0
36 Micah Si Stearman 935 L4 L42 L28 W41 W45 L27 2.0
37 El Karis-sconyers 527 L12 L43 W38 L28 W39 L33 2.0
38 Prathul Ganesh 919 L11 L27 L37 X47 W40 L30 2.0
39 Pranav Bellannagari unr. W41 L5 L22 L34 L37 W45 2.0
40 Sai Chilckapati unr. L21 W32 L19 L35 L38 W44 2.0
41 Hailey Riley 1364 L39 L31 L35 L36 W46 W42 2.0
42 Aradh Kaur unr. L18 W36 L26 L23 D33 L41 1.5
43 Anchul Schmidt 949 L7 W37 L3 L27 L23 F46 1.0
44 David Roshu 507 L24 L25 B— L29 L30 L40 1.0
45 Daniyal Virk 485 L8 B— L24 L25 L36 L39 1.0
46 Owen Xuan 395 B— L17 L21 L32 L41 F43 1.0
47 Nivedha Maniv 763 L15 L22 L29 F38 U— U— 0.0

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