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World Chess Table Awash in Barber Magnetic Chess Sets 1

K&D PHOTO+VIDEO REPLACEMENT TEAM HAS ARRIVED TO COVER … THE MORPHY PRIZES! AT THE JUDE ACERS WORLD CHESS TABLE ALREADY ON PUBLIC DISPLAY!! 20 PROMOTIONAL MORPHY TOURNEY PRIZE BARBER magnetic worldwide travel CHESS SETS FROM CHINA ARE ON THE WAY … Nick “The flambeau carrier” Tamm (of Acers & Tamm […]


A Poem from Dennis Fritzinger: we were chess players

By Dennis Fritzinger we were chess players once, and young; our songs are sung, our bells are rung. our names, that once tripped off the tongue, are now less than a heap of dung. while victory strews her wreaths among the present gen -eration, strung with ribbons and with honors […]

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The Day Capabanca Died (March 7, 1942) [Updated with rare video]   Recently updated !

Jude Acers’ 1977 bus station interview with Arnold S. Denker: Jude, I was there. I was at the chess club the day the great Cuban passed. It was to my left. There was a great commotion. I heard, “Help me … help me with my coat.”  Jose was surrounded by […]


Walter Shawn Browne and his “Romantic Interlude”   Recently updated !

By Sam Sloan The chess world has been in shock since the news came yesterday morning that Grandmaster Walter Browne died early yesterday morning. For the last 49 years, I have been holding a small secret which I felt should best not be revealed as long as Browne was alive. I […]

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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/June 24, 2015 1

6-TIME US CHESS CHAMPION GRANDMASTER WALTER S. BROWNE DIES WITHOUT WARNING IN HIS SLEEP IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (AFTER SUCCESSFUL PLUS SCORE NINTH PLACE TIE AT THE LAS VEGAS INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL/CHESS CAMP LECTURES/SUCCESSFUL 25 BOARD SIMULTANEOUS CHESS EXHIBITION) AT THE HOME OF VETERAN CHESS MASTER RON GROSS … DIES […]

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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Friday, May 29, 2015

MONSTER BREAK OF A LIFETIME FOR NEW ORLEANS 2015 PAUL MORPHY MEMORIAL CHESS TOURNEY PLAYER/”CHESSFEST” INVENTOR/AUTHOR/HISTORIAN MICHAEL TISSERAND OF NEW ORLEANS … HITS THE NEW YORK TIMES FRONT PAGE TODAY WITH A FULL PAGE “ON THE TRAIL OF A CREOLE MUSIC PIONEER, STILL ALIVE IN SONG” … the fantastic saga of […]


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White’s Advantage

From iO9: One thing that hasn’t changed over the years is White’s advantage. In fact, as a 2013 study by an international team of researchers pointed out, White’s advantage has steadily increased over time. The reason for this, say the researchers, is that players are consistently finding better ways of […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/May 26, 2015   Recently updated !

TWO AMERICANS IN WORLD TOP 4 CHESS GRANDMASTER 2800 ELO RATED CLUB … St.Louis, Mo. Official confirmation of daily world chess “live” elo rating here shows there are two American grandmasters in the four player only ”2800 elo club” as of today: 1. Carlsen (Norway) world champion and highest elo […]

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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/May 25, 2015   Recently updated !

ACERS TO PLAY IN ITALY TWICE 2015-2017 AS WORLD SENIOR TITLE 11 GAME FIDE TOURNEY ANNOUNCED TODAY –VENICE, NOVEMBER 6, 2017 … New Orleans, Louisiana .. it’s tough being a professional chess master living in New Orleans but my goodness gracious somebody has to do it! Chesslab’s very own monster […]