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CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/May 15, 2019   Recently updated !

World chess federation ends “fraud by draw agreement” to move 40/declares 2 hours flat/40 move time control /NEVER ANY TIME ADDED … ALSO declares knockout ELIMINATION in all world candidate/final world title match This just in from the brand new Lausanne, Switzerland World Chess Federation (FIDE) headquarters: “Fraud by draw […]


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, […]


Throwback Thursday: LEGENDARY AMERICAN CHESS SHADOW AND US CHESS CHAMPION JOHN GREFE DIES

Originally published Dec. 26, 2013 LEGENDARY AMERICAN CHESS SHADOW AND US CHESS CHAMPION JOHN GREFE DIES Dallas, Texas … this just in from Dallas … “The Chief” of Fat Katz International chess promotions … the here-there-and-everywhere shadow … international chess master and U.S. chess Co-Champion (with the great Kavalek) in […]


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 […]


ChessFlash World News/Jan 20, 2019 1

New Orleans professional chess master/monster Chesslab.com road machine Jude Acers to give huge Houston, Texas area ABSOLUTELY FREE CHESS LECTURE /EXHIBITION. EIGHT SCHOOLS VERSUS ACERS “Mr.humble” !!! Worldwide live media coverage … set for Waller, Texas High School from 4-8 p.m., Tue., February 26, 2019 …. absolutely free ALL SPECTATORS/MEDIA […]


ChessFlash World News/Nov 28, 2018 1

London England … AS PERFECTLY PREDICTED LONG AGO HERE by JUDE ACERS/CHESSLAB IT HAS EXACTLY HAPPENED AS ACERS CALLED IT… MAGNUS CARLSEN IS THE WORLDS GREATEST CHESS GRANDMASTER HANDS D0WN IN SUDDEN DEATH SPEED PLAYOFFS … BUT… THANK HEAVENS THIS JOKE IS OVER … WITH THREE STRAIGHT BRILLIANT/KILLER RAPID WINS […]


In the spirit of Paul Morphy – Don “The Mon” Westfall’s Smothered Mate 1

Jude Acers was busy making sure the recently arrived participants who will compete in the Paul Morphy Memorial Chess Tournament were paired off to play countless, practice games. Two days of intense chess competitions awaited everyone. Jude admonished: you need the practice now! Not later but now! Chess set – […]


ChessFlash World News/Oct 22, 2018

This just in from Edwin Lam/Hamburg , Germany:  We regret to note the death of Malaysian mega chess financier Dato Tan Chin Nam at age 92. Mr. Dato Tan anticipated the world champion Chinese Olympiad gold medal chess teams long before 2018 olympiad glory … a mega chess sponsor /building […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS, May 10, 2018: RIP Evgeni Vasiukov [w/”Wild Child” Langla “The Laminator” Bonus]

Bonus Eddie “The Laminator” Langla reports: From the early 1960s to the mid-1970s, Vasiukov scored wins in individual games over many top Soviet players, such as Smyslov, Bronstein, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Tal, Paul Keres, Mark Taimanov, Efim Geller, and Lev Polugaevsky. He was unable to defeat top-ranking Soviet stars such […]


A Fabulous “Cover Stories with Chess Life” Podcast — But USCF Deleted Jude’s Comments? What’s Going On, USCF?

Jude Acers is a big fan of a new Chess Life podcast (go here) — but did comments by Jude on the USCF post announcing the podcast get deleted? Here’s a screenshot of the first comment that got deleted: Kat the Lifeguard (Kaitlin Hanrahan of K & D Photo + […]