Chess History


Throwback Thursday: 1961 Chess Review Letter to the Editor by 17-Year-Old Jude Acers

SOMEONE IS HIGHHATTING As a member of the restless, sure-to-be-served, younger generation of future chess masters, I see little in chess vignettes, various chess cartoons, etc., that are published in your extremely fine periodical. However, it is my pleasure to announce that CHESS REVIEW has produced a humorous vein in […]


Throwback Thursday: John Parsons Edition

JUDE ACERS REMEMBERS JOHN PARSONS THURSDAY JOHN PARSONS FLASHBACK … “What the world needs more of is…more bad girls. Yes, more bad girls.” (New Orleans, Louisiana, 1993). John Parsons/former Louisiana state chess champion … also Louisiana ranked tennis player. John Parsons_Bad Girls from K&D Photo + Video on Vimeo.


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/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 […]


The Next Bobby Fischer?

Via Slate: Nineteen days after the match, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sun-Sentinel wrote that “everyone who isn’t running out these days to pick up a chess set and become the next Bobby Fischer is grabbing a racket and balls to emulate Billie Jean King and Rod Laver.” The next month, […]