Throwback Thursday: “we were chess players”

Originally published at July 15, 2015. By Dennis Fritzinger we were chess players once, and young; our songs are sung, our bells are rung. our names, that once tripped off the tongue, are now less than a heap of dung. while victory strews her wreaths among the present gen […]

Time Running Out — Vote NOW for LYNN DRURY 1

Vote in the Offbeat “Best of the Beat” Music Awards for Jude Acers’ favorite New Orleans singer/songwriter, Lynn Drury. And keep an eye out: Lynn Drury’s new album, “High Tide,” is out April 5, 2024. She will have a release party at 8 p.m., April 13, at the Maple Leaf […]

Gambit Promotes ‘The Man in the Red Beret’ Screening

For the full article by Will Coviello, go here. P.S. A couple factual errors in the article: Acers graduated high school in Mandeville, not Kenner. And he was 6-years-old, not 4, when he mother perished in an airplane crash.

Transgender Policies: “Yo homey…is that my briefcase?” 2

FIDE stepped in it with this nonsense that Jennifer Shahade calls out, brilliantly tying it to the Chess #MeToo movement: Last week, the International Chess Federation, or FIDE, announced new regulations on transgender players, including new restrictions on transgender women competing in women’s events and stripping trans men of previously won […]

Richard Shorman (1938-2023) [UPDATED] 2

RICHARD SHORMAN (1938 – 2023): A chess columnist for the Hayward Daily Review for over 13 years (1967 – 1981), the Fremont-Newark Argus and the Dublin-Livermore-Pleasanton Herald & News (both 1968-1974), he also occasionally ghostwrote a couple of other SF Bay Area chess columns; George Koltanowski’s column (early 1960’s) and […]