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Top Guitar Vines (2016)

A mountain of evidence is available that points to the fact that chess and music are extremely beneficial activities for children. Therefore I don’t believe it’s coincidental that chess and music produce child prodigies with a much greater frequency than that of other intellectual pursuits. 59 more words

Chris Torres

Correspondence Chess Opportunities

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. 78 more words

Chris Torres

High Honors for the Torres Chess and Music Academy

FIDE, the official world chess organization, has only endorsed 48 academies world wide for their commitment to educational excellence in chess. The Torres Chess and Music Academy is honored to now be a part of this select group of chess schools. 72 more words


Puzzle Worthy Position 19

Black is just one move away from mate. What should white play?


Puzzle Worthy Position 18

Easy puzzle tonight from a fun victory. What is white’s best move?

Complete game:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 O-O 5. 38 more words


Reader Submitted Question on Spielmann - Capablanca (1928)


(Child’s name) and I were playing this game and couldn’t figure out why Spielmann won the game (Jose Raul Capablanca vs Rudolf Spielmann 1928) , since it’s not forced mate. 498 more words