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   Recently updated !

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 […]


World Chess Master, Jude Acers, Returns to Rocky Mount (NC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE World Chess Master, Jude Acers, Returns to Rocky Mount September 11, 2018 (Rocky Mount, NC) – World Famous Chess Master Jude Acers returns for the 2nd Annual CheckMate! Rocky Mount chess exhibition. The main event will be held Saturday, October 6, beginning at 9am at the Dunn […]