Morphy Chess & Cultural Center Opens in New Orleans

Via Chess Life Online: The Morphy Chess & Cultural Center (“Morphy”) celebrated its grand opening in New Orleans on Friday, April 5 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, tandem simuls and one heckuva party! The opening was the start to a weekend of chess where Louisiana would be running multiple events […]


Rex Sinquefield and Jennifer Shahade take on Chess Gender Imbalance

Rex Sinquefield and Jennifer Shahade writing in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: In the U.S. Chess Federation, which has almost 100,000 members, there are nearly eight times more male players than females. Thus, at all skill levels, there are about eight times more men than women. Though the numbers sound grim, […]


The Road Machine Hits Waller, TX [Updated] 1

BONUS: Kangaroo Man in Waller sends along pictures from a recent Waller High School chess tournament: Bonus 2: John Himsel sends more pics (“Here are pics of the top 3 lady finishers”):


Throwback Thursday: The Death of Capablanca

From March 8, 2007: José Raúl Capablanca, World Chess Champion, 1921-27, died on this date in 1942. Wikipedia article: On 7 March 1942, he was happily kibitzing a skittles game at the Manhattan Chess Club in New York when he collapsed from a stroke. He was taken to Mount Sinai […]


Throwback Thursday: CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/April 5, 2017

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, ADDISON, […]


A Happy Visitor to the World Chess Table + BONUS

Bonus: “FANTASTIC CHESS themed MUSIC ‘OH CAPABLANCA‘ video WITH LYRICS BY INTERNATIONAL CHESS THEMED SINGER COMPOSER JUGA. MUST BE HEARD TO BE BELIEVED,” Jude Acers. “THANKS TO THE FABULOUS JENNIFER SHAHADE FOR THIS EARS UP.”


ChessFlash World News/Feb 23, 2019 2

This just in … GREAT AMERICAN CHESS LEGEND/problemist/chess author/San Francisco advertising executive chess master R. E. Burger dies at age 88 … defeated Fischer in 11 moves / April 13, 1964 Mr. Burger was in the  chess backstreets always with the epic 25 year running CALIFORNIA CHESS REPORTER MAGAZINE   (Guthrie […]