Posts Tagged ‘Chris Torres chess’

Has it been 20 years already?

June 7, 2017

Chris Torres teaching chess in 1997 and 2017.

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!

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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: www.ChessAndMusic.com

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Puzzle Worthy Position 30

August 18, 2016

“Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind, and finds the readiest response.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

White to Move

After much deliberation, I chose Bxd5! After which, my opponent’s rook gobbled up my queen.

White to move and mate in 2.

Correspondence Chess Opportunities

July 30, 2016

A lot has changed since the last time I did a post on correspondence chess. Now my level of play generates a constant stream of invitations to very prestigious events. I have accepted most of these invitations in order to further challenge myself and continue to grow in chess. Below is a list of my current correspondence chess events minus a couple of friendly matches.

 

The 2016 USCF Absolute Correspondence Chess Championship

The 2016 USCF Absolute Correspondence Chess Championship

 

The 2016 Germany Masters

The 2016 Germany Masters

 

The North Atlantic Team Tournament VII

The North Atlantic Team Tournament VII

 

13th North American Invitational Correspondence Chess Championship

13th North American Invitational Correspondence Chess Championship

 

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers

Puzzle Worthy Position 23

May 15, 2016

Shakespeare once wrote that, “All that glisters is not gold.” Here, white has just played a tempting fork that looks quite profitable at first glance. Does white’s fork really win material?

What is black’s best move?

Puzzle Worthy Position 21

May 10, 2016

Tonight we see a classic example of the King’s Gambit gone wrong via a common blunder by white in the Falkbeer Counter-Gambit. 

Black to move and mate in 3.

[Event “SocialChess”]

[Site “Internet”]

[Date “2016.05.10”]

[White “@o@ (1507)”]

[Black “Chris Torres”]

[Result “0-1”]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.fxe5 Qh4+ 4.Ke2 Qxe4+ 5.Kf2 Bc5+ 6.Kg3 Qxe5+ 7.Kf3 Qf5+ 8.Ke2 Qe4# 0-1 *

Puzzle Worthy Position 15

April 26, 2016

If it wasn’t for the black king’s d7 escape square, white could obviously mate in just one move. Even with that small annoyance, white can mate in 5.

White to move and mate in 5.

Puzzle Worthy Position 11

April 22, 2016

What is the best move for black?

Puzzle Worthy Position 4

April 15, 2016

What is black’s best move? 

  

Free #Chess Win?! It Must Be Christmas!

December 26, 2015

Just found out that my Latvian correspondence chess opponent accidentally stepped over his allotted time in a drawn position. Free win on Christmas!? I’ll take it!

  

 

 


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