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Chris Torres Raises the Bar for Fremont Summer Chess Camps in 19 | Fremont, CA Patch

June 7, 2019

Chris Torres Raises the Bar for Fremont Summer Chess Camps in 19 | Fremont, CA Patch

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San Jose Summer Chess Camp to Celebrate 20 Years of Success

June 3, 2017

SAN JOSE, CA – 28 May, 2017 – Northern California chess instructor Chris Torres is celebrating his 20th anniversary teaching chess this summer. Two decades of experience have transformed Chris’s summer camps from a small beginner class held in a garage into the must attend event of the summer for many of California’s most successful youth chess players. To celebrate his 20 years of success, the Torres Chess and Music Academy is offering its San Jose summer camp at 1997 prices!


Twenty years ago, Chris Torres decided to leave a promising career at a legendary Silicon Valley company in order to combine his passions for chess and teaching. At just nineteen years of age, this change of occupation seemed unwise to many of Chris’s closest friends and family. Though after just one year of teaching chess professionally, Chris Torres’ teaching services were in high demand based on the outstanding results of his first crop of students.

The Torres Chess and Music Academy was established in 2005 in order to meet the growing demand for quality chess and music lessons in the Bay Area. That year, the TCAMA established several popular after school programs, weekend chess clubs, tournaments and summer camps. As word spread, these scholastic chess clubs and events quickly grew in size and number. During these periods of growth, Chris Torres regularly collaborated with other top instructors from around the United States in order to keep raising the bar for quality chess instruction in Northern California.

Today the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s successful approach is internationally recognized by FIDE (the world chess organization) which listed the TCAMA as an official FIDE Academy. Even with the rise in popularity of scholastic chess all throughout the Golden State, The Torres Chess and Music Academy remains the only California based chess organization to hold this important distinction.

“This summer I will be celebrating 20 years of service as a professional chess instructor. I am thankful to the thousands of families who chose to place their children in my after school programs, tournaments and camps for making this anniversary possible. In recognition of this professional achievement, I have rolled back the prices on our summer camps back to 1997 levels. I look forward to teaching your children this summer and continuing to serve in my current capacity for another 20 years.”

The Torres Chess and Music Academy’s summer chess camp will meet July 17 to July 27 at St. Timothy’s Christian Academy, 5100 Camden Ave, San Jose. The tuition for this camp is only $160/week. For more information on the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s summer chess camp in San Jose, California, please visit:

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#Chess #News: New Porsche 911 Ad Stars Magnus Carlsen

December 14, 2015

Grade Schoolers Take On Chicago Cops In Chess Tournament

November 8, 2015

(CBS) — It has been a humbling day for some Chicago Police Officers trying their hand at chess against a group of grade-school kids….

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Young players have an edge in chess: Viswanathan Anand IANS 11:06 PM IST Nov 06, 2015

November 7, 2015

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said that he is still rectifying his mistakes but believes young talent has now got an edge in the sport. The 45-year-old lost to world No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway in 2013 and 2014 in the World Chess Championship….

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Mark Hebden shows longevity by winning seventh British Rapidplay title

November 7, 2015

3415: White mates in two moves, against any defence (by Frederic Gamage). Trickier than it looks. Speed chess is popular and a large global internet audience watched Magnus Carlsen perform last month at the world rapid and blitz championships in Berlin….

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Inspiring photograph emerges from chess championships 

October 22, 2015

DRESDEN, Germany ( – A chess match is inspiring people around the world thanks to a viral photo. The World Chess Championship for Disabled is going on right now in Germany….

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A 75-year-old man saved children from knife attack during chess club

October 17, 2015

He’d finished his tutorial and was walking around the room to survey the children’s chess moves when a man brandishing two knives burst into the room threatening to kill them. The children, aged 7 to 14, froze in their seats….

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Magnus Carlsen wins rapid chess world title

October 13, 2015

Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen has been crowned the world champion in rapid chess once again, after a thrilling three day defence of last year’s title in Berlin….

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The Richest Chess Tournament Ever is Happening Right Now in Vegas (Excerpt from Maxim)

October 12, 2015

While chess is definitely having a moment — the recent release of Pawn Sacrifice, starring Toby Maguire as eccentric chess whiz Bobby Fischer; the rock star status of current world champion Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated human to ever play the game — I’ll admit this upfront: It does not ge…

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