Chess History


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Oct 14, 2017 

LOMBARDY DIES IN MARTINEZ CAIFORNIA AT AGE 79 San Francisco , California  — This just in from John Donaldson/ US world chess championship team Olympiad captain:  American chess immortal WILLIAM LOMBARDY (1957 WORLD JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPION WITH AN ASTOUNDING NEVER EQUALED 11-0 SCORE) … world  chess historical chess grandmaster figure (1972 Fischer world title […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Aug 11, 2017

St. Louis Missouri USA  FRENCHMAN MAXIME VACHIER-LAGRAVE (AGE 26) SHOCKS THE CHESS WORLD … WINS THE MONSTER 9 GAME $300,000 SINQUEFIELD CHESS CUP  TODAY …   Mr. Lagrave  (already long  known world wide as “MVL”) rode a fantastic come from behind victory against world chess champion Magnus Carlsen  … added  two other […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/April 5, 2017 1

ARTHUR BISGUIER DIES AT 87 … THIS JUST IN FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES … America’s chess legend is gone. Chess grandmaster Arthur Bisquier, the last living witness to the entire 1950-2000 fabulous era United States grandmaster team of chess giants (RESHEVSKY, FINE, DENKER THE BYRNE BROTHERS, ROSSOLIMO, BENKO FISCHER, […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Dec 17, 2016

San Francisco, California — THIS JUST IN FROM 2016 WORLD CHAMPION CHESS OLYMPIAD TEAM CAPTAIN MR. JOHN DONALDSON–“THE DEAN OF AMERICAN CHESS” and DIRECTOR OF THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE CHESS ROOMS, 57 POST STREET, 4TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO–it really is true … and the 5 mega event “Grand Tour” chess circuit’s […]


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/April 12, 2015

H. NAKAMURA wins $45,000 … IS 2015 US CHESS CHAMPION … St. Louis, Missouri … H. Nakamura today employed a rare Jude Acers “ITALIAN GAMBIT SYSTEM” SIDELINE to defeat A. ONISCHUK … winning the US National Chess Championship undefeated with a tremendous 8-3 score … world top ten grandmaster W. […]


The best of Jude Acers’ chess writings, selected games, combinations and endgames

Dear Jude Acers fans, We are in the process of compiling select Jude games, favorite combinations, favorite endgame excerpts, endgame studies and unpublished Jude annotations and articles for a book on Jude’s chess content. We are deeply interested in publishing this book preserving Jude’s unique contributions to chess analysis and […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Nov 19, 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana LEGENDARY WORLD CHESS CHAMPION PAUL MORPHY’S HOUSE GETS $20 MILLION DOLLAR FACELIFT … REOPENS WITH MORPHY MOMENTO MEMORIAL CHESS SET AND TABLE ROOM IN BRENNAN’S RESTAURANT NOVEMBER 25,2014 … Brennan’s is already serving people daily with construction merrily progressing non stop … Paul Morphy (1837-1884) …  the […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Sep 3, 2014 [Updated]

ST.LOUIS MISSOURI … $400,000 SINQUEFIELD CUP … ITALIAN CARUANA HEADED FOR MONSTER SEVENTH STRAIGHT WIN IN MOMENTS … RETAINS STAGGERING UNBELIEVABLE THREE POINT LEAD OVER SECOND PLACE WORLD TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION MAGNUS CARLSEN IN HIGHEST RATED CHESS TOURNAMENT OF ALL TIME … WITH THREE GAMES REMAINING A SINGLE DRAW WILL WIN […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/March 3, 2014

WORLD CHESS CHAMPION CARLSEN TO PLAY SIMULTANEOUS BLINDFOLD (MENTAL) BRAZIL CHESS EXHIBITION VERSUS BLIND CHESS PLAYERS March 5 … OSLO,NORWAY MARCH 3, 2014 This just in … World #1 FIDE rated (2881!) MAGNUS CARLSEN will definitely play a world wide INTERNET broadcast chess simultaneous blindfolded exhibition versus visually impaired players […]