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So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 33

November 12, 2019

White to move and draw.

White to move and draw.

Chess Camps Keep California Kids Busy

August 30, 2010

A children’s chess camp run by the Torres Chess and Music Academy is the ideal way for chess players to improve during school breaks. Children are separated into groups based on rating and age so that each class represents the closest chess experience grouping possible.  All Torres Chess and Music Academy camps have a group of outstanding master chess teachers on hand to review the child’s game as soon as he/she finishes it. At the Torres Chess and Music Academy, a loss is never just a loss. Instead a loss is a unique opportunity to grow as a chess player under the supervision of the very best chess coaches.
   This past summer, the Torres Chess and Music Academy ran chess camps in Fremont, San Jose and Albany

Children playing chess over the summer.

.  On hand were scores of enthusiastic young chess players as well as TCAMA coaches Chris Torres, Tans Hylkema, and Joe Lonsdale. Plenty of children left with trophies while even more left with consolation prize medals. All children who attended our chess camps left with a better understanding of chess than they arrived with.

San Jose Chess Club at Little Genius Learning Center

June 11, 2010

 San Jose Chess Club at Little Genius Learning Center

1556 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, California

The San Jose Little Genius Chess Club meets every Saturday from 4:00pm until 6:30pm, beginning in September 2010.

 

The San Jose Little Genius Chess Club is a very special chess program designed and taught by nationally renowned chess instructor Chris Torres.  This class will provide experienced tournament players with instruction that will quickly increase their ability and understanding of chess. Participants will begin their evening by participating in an hour long chess class taught by Chris Torres (coach for the 2009 National Elementary Chess Champions). A 30 minute pizza break will be next. Students will then play 1 USCF rated chess game as part of the ongoing tournament and receive analysis of their play. All participants must be members of the USCF. If your child is not a member, your child can join or renew their USCF membership at the first meeting, or by going to uschess.org. The cost for this program will be $18/session.

A USCF ID number is required in order to participate in the tournament.

 

 

For more information on the Torres Chess and Music Academy please visit www.chessandmusic.com.

 

TCAMA Chess Class at Little Genius Learning Center

June 11, 2010

TCAMA Chess Class at Little Genius Learning Center

1556 South De Anza Boulevard, San Jose, California

Fall 2010

Friday 4:00-5:00

Cost: $10 per session

Course description:

The Torres Chess and Music Academy, a 501c (3) non-profit organization, is pleased to be running this very special chess class designed and taught by nationally renowned chess instructor Chris Torres. Students will receive the best training available and take part in class tournaments with awards given at the end of each semester.  The Torres Method places an emphasis on achieving rapid chess improvement in an environment that is structured, competitive and fun for the student.

Teacher Bio:

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. Working as chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Currently, Chris Torres has the ranking of candidate master and serves as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists. In 2009 Chris Torres coached for the National Elementary Chess Champion team at Mission San Jose Elementary School in Fremont, California. Torres Chess and Music Academy schools have also produced 14 Calchess Scholastic State Champion Teams in various age groups during the last 6 years. No other chess education organization in California has been as successful over the same period.

For more information on the Torres Chess and Music Academy please visit www.chessandmusic.com

Fremont Chess Schools Set New Standard for Success

May 12, 2010

Have you ever heard of Fremont, California? Chances are, if you follow scholastic chess in the United States, you have. Schools from Fremont have historically used schools from other California cities as punching bags in the local scholastic chess arena. Recently, there has been a major effort made in exposing the rest of the United States to California’s best kept chess secret.

In 2010, Weibel Elementary School tied for first in the K-3 Championship section at the USCF National Elementary Chess Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Weibel Elementary School also finished third in the K-6 Championship section.  Weibel Elementary School was the only school to place in the top three of two different championship sections.

Not to be outdone by Weibel, The Mission San Jose Elementary School team placed second in the K-1 Championship Section, tied for fourth place in the K-3 Championship Section, finished third in the K-5 Championship Section and placed 9th in the K-6 Championship section.  Mission San Jose Elementary School was the only school at the 2010 National Elementary Chess Championship to place in the top ten of all four championship sections. All this just one year after winning the National Elementary (k-6) Chess Championship in 2009.

   With all this recent success it is natural that children from other areas are very interested in becoming a part of the Fremont chess scene. The summer is the perfect time for this to occur. Young chess players can find out about upcoming tournaments and ongoing chess clubs by visiting www.FremontChess.com.  Chess players can sign up for the Mission San Jose Elementary School Summer Chess Camp by visiting www.ChessAndMusic.com.


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