Chessflash World News/Dec. 11, 2017

WORLD CHAMPON MAGNJS CARLSEN WINS $245,477 “Grand Tour” … defeats World #2 ranked ARONIAN today … EVENT IS SCRAPPED/NEW 2018 MULTI MILLION DOLLAR FINAL4 CITY LONDON BLITZ/RAPID PLAYOFF FORMAT WITH SUDDEN DEATH ELIMINATION PLAYOFF ANNOUNCED London, England … CHESSLAB TOLD YOU SO … It had to happen at a multi […]


Jude’s 21 Greatest “On the Road” Hits of All Time

 AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE IN TIME……. 1. ANGEL OF THE MORNING (Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts) 2. ONE SUMMER NIGHT (The Danleers) 3. MAYBE (Arlene Smith, lead singer and the Chantels) 4. LOVE YOU SO (Ron Holden) 5. JET’AIME MOI NON PLUS (Gainsbourg/Birkin/Bardot 6. EVOL NOT LOVE (The Five Americans) 7. […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Nov 30, 2017

LONDON GETS MEGA MILLION WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP MAGNUS CARLSEN (NOR) MATCH NOV 9-28, 2018 …. This just in from Mr. George Osborne/former English financial minister … it is official … To the amazement of almost everyone London, England is the mega million dollar world chess championship title host … the […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Nov. 14, 2017 

$400,000 “CHAMPIONS SHOWDOWN” AWARDED TO 8 CHESS GRANDMASTERS IN ST LOUIS! St.. Louis, Missouri  — That’s the way to do it … $60,000 apiece awarded to FOUR individual rapid and blitz 4 day match winners … boom, bam, wham … ka ching-ka ching … NAKAMURA/CARUANA/WORLD CHAMPION CARLSEN and the surprising … DOMINQUEZ PEREZ OF CUBA. Sensation […]


Lessons from the 2017 SPICE Cup

From IM Kostya Kavutskiy @ the USCF website: Last week one of my favorite yearly events, the Spice Cup Open, concluded in Saint Louis, Missouri. This is a small but densely packed tournament open to about 50 players, organized by Susan Polgar & Paul Truong and Webster University. With both […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Oct 14, 2017 

LOMBARDY DIES IN MARTINEZ CAIFORNIA AT AGE 79 San Francisco , California  — This just in from John Donaldson/ US world chess championship team Olympiad captain:  American chess immortal WILLIAM LOMBARDY (1957 WORLD JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPION WITH AN ASTOUNDING NEVER EQUALED 11-0 SCORE) … world  chess historical chess grandmaster figure (1972 Fischer world title […]


RIP Tom Petty

Tom Petty 10 Greatest Deep Cuts Tom Petty: 10 Great Performances Tom Petty: 9 Essential Performances — Jude Acers


We’re back

A malware attack knocked the site down for a week or so — but, as you can see, we’re back up and running. Stay tuned for  updates about Jude’s recent travels to Alabama and North Carolina …   — Editor


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Aug 11, 2017

St. Louis Missouri USA  FRENCHMAN MAXIME VACHIER-LAGRAVE (AGE 26) SHOCKS THE CHESS WORLD … WINS THE MONSTER 9 GAME $300,000 SINQUEFIELD CHESS CUP  TODAY …   Mr. Lagrave  (already long  known world wide as “MVL”) rode a fantastic come from behind victory against world chess champion Magnus Carlsen  … added  two other […]


Chessflash World News/July 5, 2017

FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE/ TAGGERING  FORMER WORLD CHESS CHAMPION /AUTHOR … GARRY KASPAROV SHOCKS CHESS WORLD … WILL PLAY 27 WORLD RATED GAMES in 5 days VERSUS WORLD’S BEST … vs. WORLD CHESS CHAMPION CARLSEN /THE  SINQUEFIELD CUP FIELD  … AUGUST 14-19TH,  2017 …  $100,000 ST. Louis INTERNATIONAL RAPID/BLITZ TOURNEY GRAND TOUR […]