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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.


Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 12

July 17, 2015

There has been a multitude of great moments during the Fremont Summer Chess Camp and I feel incredibly fortunate to be working with so many intelligent children. Below are some of my favorite photographs from our twelfth day of camp.

We still have one more week of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Sign up today!

Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 10

July 15, 2015

Ten days in and our campers continue to grow more enthusiastic about learning chess!


Click here to find out more information on the Fremont Summer Chess Camp and to register.

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Day 7

July 9, 2015

Seven days is more than enough time to make incredible improvements in your chess game at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Today, Coach Joe Lonsdale noticed how much stronger one of his future stars has become in just the last seven days! 


Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 6

July 8, 2015

Day six was all about endgames, accurate calculation and friendly competition. I am so proud of the effort all of our campers put forth and how much noticeable improvement they demonstrate after just six sessions.


Sign your child up for the Fremont Summer Chess Camp and we’ll make sure he/she has a blast while achieving  noticeably rapid chess improvement.

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Day 3

July 2, 2015

We had a lot of memorable moments  during our third day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Don’t forget to sign up for next week’s chess camp!


Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 2

July 1, 2015

Below are some memorable moments from the second day of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School.






Fremont Summer Chess Camp 2015: Day 1

June 29, 2015

Below are some of my favorite moments from day 1. There is still plenty of time remaining for your child to join us. Sign up here:


Fremont Summer Chess Camp: A Trip Down Memory Lane

June 24, 2015


We’ve been at this for a while. Below I share a stunning chess moment from the Fremont Summer Chess Camp in 2009. Check out the game and be sure to register for the 2015 Fremont Summer Chess Camp!


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Summer Chess Camp

   Today was the start of the TCAMA Summer Chess Camp at Mission San Jose Elementary School in Fremont.  So far we have over 30 students signed up for this three week camp. The camp which runs from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm features instruction from TCAMA chess coaches Joe Lonsadale, Tans Hylkema, and Chris Torres. The format includes lectures, rated play and one on one analysis. Its nice to see so many students from the rival schools of Mission San Jose Elementary and Weibel coming together to increase their chess skills and create lasting friendships. Below is a game from day 1 with light analysis:

[Event “Summer Camp”]

[Site “MSJE”]

[Date “2009.06.22”]

[Round “1”]

[White “Arun, Sagar”]

[Black “Zhang, Joseph”]

[Result “0-1″]

[PlyCount “22”]

[TimeControl “g90″]

1. e4 e5 {notes by Chris Torres}  2. Nf3 Nc6  3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 {The Fried Liver Attack is always a popular choice!} 5. exd5 Nd4 {This line is exceptionally tricky. NCO recomends 6. c3 b5 7. Bf1 Nxd5 8. cxd4 Qxg5 9. Bb5+ Kd8 10. Qf3 Bb7 11. 0-0 Rb8 12. Qg3 Qxg3  } 6. d6 {an alternative worth studying} Qxd6  7. Nxf7 [White feel for a trap. Bxf7 is correct] Qc6 8. Nxh8 {perhaps 0-0?} Qxg2 {Such a beautiful attack from a young player. This move leaves white with no real chances.} 9. Bf1 Qe4+ 10. Be2 Nf3+ 11. Kf1 Bh3+ 0-1


Fremont Summer Chess Camp: “The real secret is in enthusiasm.”

June 23, 2015

I consistently share my expertise with other chess coaches in order to better the chess environment for all the scholastic chess players in California. In 2014, I shared the secret behind the success of the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. Sometimes in chess and in life, the truth is very obvious.

Fremont Summer Chess Camp: Week 1

The first week of the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s Fremont Summer Camp was a smashing success. One parent even asked me why our camp was so much better than the other chess classes in the Bay Area. I answered, “The real secret is in enthusiasm. It is the magic we use to transform challenges into accomplishments.”


Students learn more when they are having fun.




TCAMA Director of Instruction, James Paquette, teaches his students the secrets to Paul Morphy's success.




Tans Hylkema taught our youngest campers how to play chess and notate their moves.




Students at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp were constantly challenged.




Joe Lonsdale has been doing this for nearly thirty years!




Francisco Anchondo teaches his students how to turn chess advantages into stunning combinations.




Our campers learn first hand why International Master Emory Tate is a chess teacher of the highest quality.




After just one week, our youngest players understand the most important endgame positions.




Every game played at our camp is turned into a custom lesson for the children who played it.




All of our hard work pays off during the next school year.

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