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

Originally published November 9, 2018. 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 […]

Happy Visitors to “The Man in the Red Beret” Screenings at Zeitgeist Theater & Lounge

JudeAcers.com encourages all readers to bookmark Zeitgeist Theater & Lounge’s website (www.zeitgeistnola.org) and check out its amazing array of programming. The next screening of “The Man in the Red Beret” will be at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Abita Springs International Film Festival.

Happy Visitors to the World Chess Table: Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate Coverage

Doug MacCash and Scott Threlkeld of the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate visited the World Chess Table on Tuesday to report on Jude’s “Invaders 3” invitational chess tournament at 1018 Decatur St. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to check out MacCash’s article and Threlkeld’s pics. From […]

A Very Special Visitor to the World Chess Table

Yesterday, Kristen Brabble and David Sharpe of Rocky Mount, NC picked up their newly adopted 6-day-old baby in Pensacola and drove to New Orleans so they could tell Jude Acers they were naming the baby after him. Please allow me to introduce Jude Bennett Sharpe. (This is the second baby […]