ChessFlash World News/Nov 28, 2018 1

London England … AS PERFECTLY PREDICTED LONG AGO HERE by JUDE ACERS/CHESSLAB IT HAS EXACTLY HAPPENED AS ACERS CALLED IT… MAGNUS CARLSEN IS THE WORLDS GREATEST CHESS GRANDMASTER HANDS D0WN IN SUDDEN DEATH SPEED PLAYOFFS … BUT… THANK HEAVENS THIS JOKE IS OVER … WITH THREE STRAIGHT BRILLIANT/KILLER RAPID WINS […]


The Next Bobby Fischer?

Via Slate: Nineteen days after the match, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sun-Sentinel wrote that “everyone who isn’t running out these days to pick up a chess set and become the next Bobby Fischer is grabbing a racket and balls to emulate Billie Jean King and Rod Laver.” The next month, […]


Jude’s “Whistlestop Tour” Problem 2

Elwood: It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark … and we are wearing sun glasses.
Jake: Hit it.

—  The Blues Brothers


Jude with Don “The Mon” Westfall

Bonus from Don “The Mon” Westfall (“This Don Ellis and his Electric Big Band version was recorded live at Fillmore West in June 1970”):


In the spirit of Paul Morphy – Don “The Mon” Westfall’s Smothered Mate 1

Jude Acers was busy making sure the recently arrived participants who will compete in the Paul Morphy Memorial Chess Tournament were paired off to play countless, practice games. Two days of intense chess competitions awaited everyone. Jude admonished: you need the practice now! Not later but now! Chess set – […]


RIP Alfred “Big Al” Carlin

From The Chess Drum (April 3): On April 2nd, Selby Anderson of San Antonio, Texas informed the chess community that Alfred “Big Al” Carlin passed away at Presbyterian Hospital on April 1st (Easter Sunday). He had been suffering from the effects of congestive heart failure. Herminio Baez stated that the five-time Louisiana state champion had worked […]


ChessFlash World News/Oct 22, 2018

This just in from Edwin Lam/Hamburg , Germany:  We regret to note the death of Malaysian mega chess financier Dato Tan Chin Nam at age 92. Mr. Dato Tan anticipated the world champion Chinese Olympiad gold medal chess teams long before 2018 olympiad glory … a mega chess sponsor /building […]