Bobby Fischer’s 1964 Visit to Baton Rouge & New Orleans

The Mind of a Grandmaster – Report of a visit; Robert James Fischer; Chess Death, Inc. Baton Rouge March 24-25: 1 a.m. 128 Graham Hall Louisiana State University. Memories. HE IS HERE. WALKING. TALKING. SMILING. LAUGHING. HE IS ALIVE. HE BREATHES. IT IS TRUE BUT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. […]


Russell W. Miller Once Told Me

Russell W. Miller once told me, “I am not a genius. Quit calling me a genius. I do not want my name in print.” But make no mistake—that is exactly what Russell W. Miller was. Forty million copies of the Guinness Book of World Records reported his two monster 117-board […]


In Memoriam: Russell (Rusty) Miller, May 30, 1942 – Dec. 29, 2020

Jude Acers (Part XV: The Price is Austin of “The Road,” originally published in the Berkeley Barb, Sep 20-26 & Sep 27-Oct 3, 1974): It will be Miller who will watch in absolute awe as you move from $50 an appearance to a $1,000 per shot attraction. He is a […]


Throwback Thursday: John Parsons Edition

JUDE ACERS REMEMBERS JOHN PARSONS THURSDAY JOHN PARSONS FLASHBACK … “What the world needs more of is…more bad girls. Yes, more bad girls.” (New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993). John Parsons/former Louisiana state chess champion … also Louisiana ranked tennis player. John Parsons_Bad Girls from K&D Photo + Video on Vimeo.


ChessFlash News/May 27, 2020/Throwback Thursday Update

NEW YORK CHESS GRANDMASTER IRINA KRUSH HIT REPEATEDLY WITH COVID-19 VIRUS/NARROWLY SURVIVES FOUR TRIPS TO EMERGENCY ROOMS … LEADS TEAM USA SUPER GM CHESS TEAM TO WORLD ONLINE NATIONS CUP FINALS TIE VERSUS CHINA MEDIA ALERT THREE  QUARTERS OF A PAGE NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE WITH TWO PHOTOGRAPHS This just in from […]