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 […]
Originally published June 24, 2015 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 […]
ABC TV/CHANNEL 26 WGNO New Orleans 42ND Paul Morphy Memorial monster “BIG KAHUNA” CHESS TOURNEY TYLER WING ‘WINGIN IT” television COVERAGE POSTED WORLDWIDE BY K&D Photo + Video (DEREK BRIDGES AND THE KAITLIN HANRAHAN)… MONSTER CHESS PROMO EVENT WAS BROADCAST FIVE TIMES TWO WEEKS AGO … New Orleans, Louisiana Chesslab […]
Though Jude Acers is unable to compete in the 2014 World Senior Chess Championship, he is coaching from afar as New Orleans’ own Marilyn Pelias begins play this morning in Katerini, Greece against the reigning world senior champion Yelena Ankudinova of Kazakhstan. To follow the game live (in progress at 8 a.m. […]
Along the way, the 15-year-old from the wrong side of San Francisco, who could not have made it to a prestigious chess tournament without the kindness of strangers, became a nationally rated player.