World Senior Chess Championship Final: home boy Jude Acers brings home a top third finish, having played a strong lineup that included four Grandmasters and three International Masters. His performance was twenty points above his FIDE rating. Just today I learned that this was done without access to a computer […]
This is getting interesting. Home boy Jude Acers rang up his third consecutive win today, and now is just a half point behind the tournament leaders, three European grandmasters. Tomorrow’s opposition is Czech Grandmaster Vlastimil Jansa, a perennial top player. This is on Board 6, so should be one of […]
Jude scored his second consecutive win and now stands at 3.5, one point behind the tournament leaders, GMs Vaisser and Balashov. For Round 6 his pairing is IM Craig Pritchett of Scotland.
Jude scores his second win against one loss and a draw. Tomorrow’s opposition is Robert Beltz of Germany.
Jude takes his first loss at the hands of IM Mehrshad, one of the strongest players in the tournament. With 1.5 points, he currently ranks number 45, and tomorrow will play Fernando De Andres of Spain.
World Senior Chess Update: despite a three hundred point rating differential, Jude battled to a draw against Grandmaster Sveshnikov in Round Two. Tomorrow he faces another tough pairing, playing on Board 9 against International Master Sharif Mehrshad of France, a 2462 rated player. This should be another live viewing opportunity.
World Senior Chess Championship update: in opening round action, New Orleans Chessmaster Jude Acers scored a victory with the black pieces, defeating Alavi Mir Mahmood of Iran. Jude has elevated his tournament ranking from 31st to 9th, and will next face Latvian Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov, who carries a FIDE rating […]
Jude closes out a ride on the chess roller coaster with two consecutive wins. Final tournament score: +5, -4, =2. Welcome him back on Monday, arriving MSY at 4:49pm on Air France.
Jude apparently undermedicated with instant cappucino and took a loss in Round 5. No games today, so he will have time for an Acers power walk around Opatija and booking it heavily for Round 6 tomorrow. Current tournament ranking is 84.
Jude has revealed that his dietary staple during the arduous WSC tournaments is instant oatmeal from Wal-Mart. He makes room in his luggage for at least 80 packets, and this year has supplemented the regime with a large jar of instant cappucino. Those of us looking to improve our games […]
Jude played to a draw with Acosta. He currently ranks #58, an improvement on his initial ranking of 60. Tomorrow he faces a Latvian player, Batakovs.
Jude notches another win, and draws yet another U.S. opponent. In Round 4 he plays black against Mariano Acosta on Board 35.
Jude takes a loss in a free-swinging game against GM Jansa; however, a loss to such a highly rated player should not damage his FIDE rating noticeably. Tomorrow he takes on another American player, Michael Schemm. No live viewing of this one, as it will not be one of the […]
Every fall for five years now I have driven Jude to the airport for his journey to the World Senior Chess Championship. This has been dubbed “White Horse Limo Service”, for reasons that only Acers could adequately explain. This year, as I helped load his baggage in the White Horse […]