Chess News


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/March 27, 2016

MOSCOW, RUSSIA — WITH A TREMENDOUS THREE GAME WINS TO TWO TIEBREAK ADVANTAGE THE WORLD CHESS CUP CHAMPION S. KARJAKIN PLAYS WHITE FIRST MOVE TOMORROW VERSUS F. CARUANA OF THE UNITED STATES TO DETERMINE WHO WILL GO TO THE WORLD TITLE MILLION DOLLAR NEW YORK WORLD TITLE MATCH VERSUS WORLD […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Jan 6, 2O16

Norway million Dollar Grand Tour Sponsor Altibox Leaves Grand tour London, England … THEY ARE GONE … faced with elitism, UNKNOWN TO TENNIS, GOLF, SOCCER … (just 10 great players and no women), horrific long, impossible to broadcast worldwide time controls … ALTIBOX OF NORWAY has suddenly pulled totally out […]


Chessflash World News/Dec. 13, 2015 [Updated]

Grandmasters NAKAMURA and today’s opponent GRISCHUK … the beast is back! M. Carlsen of Norway is expected to win $75,000 on three-way tiebreak today … Carlsen did not lose a single game … won 2, drew 7. — Jude Acers Update: WORLD CHESS CHAMPION CARLSEN WINS $75,000 FINAL ROUND SHOCKER […]


Tuesday Nights @ The Mechanics’ Institute

“Do not miss this quiet but terrific piece … how chess can and must be promoted.” — Jude Acers    Lea Suzuki/San Francisco Chronicle (h/t John Donaldson): Forty chess boards and tables were ordered in rows throughout the Chess Room for the Tuesday Night Marathon at the Mechanic’s Institute. Numbered cards […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Oct. 12, 2015

$100,000 FIRST PRIZE TO AMERICAN RED HOT SUPER GRANDMASTER “MILLIONAIRE CHESS” TOURNEY WINNER Las Vegas, Nevada — Coming world chess champion H. NAKAMURA today bested 50 grandmasters and players from a mammoth FIFTY nations at the Planet Hollywood Hotel/Las Vegas … it was also a truly mind boggling experience for […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Oct. 5, 2015

Baku Azerbaijan S. KARJAKIN (RUS) WINS THE GREATEST WORLD CHESS FEDERATION MATCH OF ALL TIME … TAKES $100,000 CLEAR (NO TAXES AS THRILLED ENERGY RICH BAKU ORGANIZERS PAID ALL THE BILLS) in the 10 game monster 6 game to 4 victory sudden death NO HOLDS BARRED match for all the […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Oct 2, 2015

Baku, Azerbiajan WORLD CUP KNOCKOUT CHESS RESULTS … P. SVIDER/Russia 2-0 already rolling in the four classic game finals … versus S. KARJAKIN … THAT IS RIGHT … one million and six hundred thousand dollars paid out to 128 chess players from all over the world! There are now but […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Sep 7, 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND — ITALIAN CHESSPLAYER SHOCKS WITH VIDEO CAMERA AND MORSE CODE ARM FLAPPING … IS REMOVED FOR CHEATING AFTER MOWING DOWN UNPRECEDENTED MASTER OPPONENTS … THIS JUST IN from the British Broadcasting World News/La Stampa Italian Newspaper … we told you FIRST Chesslab readers! … We are headed toward […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/June 24, 2015 2

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 […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/May 25, 2015

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 […]