CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Feb 26, 2015

GREATEST CHESS TOURNEY OF ALL TIME  SET FOR  GASHIMOV MEMORIAL  April 17-27, 2015 … ALSO … SO and NAKAMURA  HAVE EARLY REGISTERED … WILL RUMBLE SHOWDOWN  IN LAS VEGAS “MILLIONAIRE CHESS” October 8-12, 2015 …   Shamkir, Azerbaijan  February 26,2015. The genial grandmaster V. GASHIMOV (1986-2014) who shocked his nation by dying of a brain tumor amidst a million dollar smile for the cameras (ranked world top ten) […]

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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Feb 19, 2O15

AMERICAN NAKUMURA SHOCKS WORLDS BEST … WINS 2015 ZURICH BLITZ/RAPID/CLASSICAL SUPER GRANDMASTER CHESS TOURNEY … THIS JUST IN … Gimme all that money, honey! IT ALL OVER AND THE HOTTEST CHESS GRANDMASTER ON THE GLOBE HAS WON HIS SECOND TOURNEY IN THREE WEEKS … coming world chess champion HIKARU NAKAMURA OF ST.LOUIS, MISSOURI roared to […]


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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Feb 17, 2015

Virgin Airlines mega billionaire Branson calls Chess “the greatest game” … played thousands of opponents around the globe … HAMBURG, GERMANY… top chess publisher Chessbase has confirmed an electrifying love story with chess and a dynamite woman to boot direct from Virgin airlines mega billionaire mogul R. Branson (Richard Branson website) … Mr.Branson, even a […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Feb 17, 2015

Zurich Switzerland … Fabulous U.S. Grandmaster HIKARU NAKAMRUA of St.Louis, Mo. was for the first time rated ELO 2800 plus in daily world FIDE “live“ ratings here. We have said it once, we will say it again … NAKAMURA to be world champion simply because world title (FIDE WORLD CHESS FEDERATION ) play is absolutely forced […]

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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Jan 28, 2015   Recently updated !

104 YEAR OLD CHESSPLAYER FINISHES THE TATA STEEL AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL … Wijk Ann Zee, Holland — Our many correspondents on Chessbase News blogs report a sprightly 104 year old Mr. Johan Hulst competed in the 2015 amateur Tata Steel chess tourney … he may have been rusty … his last tourney victory was after all long […]

Photo credit: Frans Peeters

Photo credit: Frans Peeters

CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Jan 25, 2015   Recently updated !

World Chess Champion Carlsen Wins monster Tata Steel 14 grandmaster tourney today… Wijk ann Zee, Holland — with 6 wins, one loss, 6 draws, World rapid,classical and blitz triple crown world chess champion M.Carlsen of Norway, highest elo rated chess grandmaster of all time, rolled to first place with easily $100,000 plus in appearance fees […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Jan 23, 2015   Recently updated !

Polish Grandmaster shocks world #1-2 Carlsen and Caruana in Holland Tata Steel 15 grandmaster event Wijk ann Zee, Netherlands … talk about the experience of a lifetime! … in just 72 hours Polish grandmaster RADASLAW WOJTASZEK mowed down the world’s top two rated players — Norway’s Carlsen (world champion) and Caruana, world #2 … Carlsen […]

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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Jan 22, 2014

MASSIVE 20 MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION OF PAUL MORPHY CHESS HOUSE, i.e. “BREAKFAST AT BRENNAN’S” HITS NEW YORK TIMES JANUARY 20, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana … Chesslab readers we told you all about it first! … It is true and it is big … despite a family feud, a real war of the roses that made […]

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“The Greatest Game of All Time”

Make sure you don’t miss next year’s New Orleans Chess Fest ,,,   Jude Acers @ the 2014 New Orleans Chess Fest from K&D Photo + Video on Vimeo.

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Lynn Drury Performs Cut 6 Live [Updated: “Sugar on the Floor”] 1

We present a favorite of Jude’s, the Lynn Drury Band performing “I Know You Want Me” (from her latest CD, Come To My House) at her recent birthday show at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans, LA: “I Know You Want Me” from K&D Photo + Video on Vimeo. Cut 6 explained from K&D Photo + Video on […]


Unpublished Files: Acers v. Soltis (1978)

Acers v. Soltis, 1978 – a great game from the past In our continuing series, The Unpublished Files, we have another first.  For your review, we present to you a game that has not seen light of day since 1978. The Acers v. Soltis game was played in the National Telephone Chess League matches during […]

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Unpublished Files: The first two games played at the Gazebo (possibly)

  In our ongoing series, The Unpublished Files of Jude Acers, we recently unearthed what are likely the earliest known games played by Jude at The Gazebo on Decatur Street, New Orleans. The Gazebo became Jude permanent residence in 1981. No sooner had Jude set up his chess table at this new location when his […]


You v. Duchamp

Yes, you may now play an online game of chess against “a Duchampian ghost.” Makes me wonder what a chess set of readymades would be like. h/t Dish

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