World Chess Master, Jude Acers, Returns to Rocky Mount (NC)


World Chess Master, Jude Acers, Returns to Rocky Mount

September 11, 2018 (Rocky Mount, NC) – World Famous Chess Master Jude Acers returns for the 2nd Annual CheckMate! Rocky Mount chess exhibition. The main event will be held Saturday, October 6, beginning at 9am at the Dunn Center, and features a new and unprecedented challenge for the old Master – staggered start times during the simul! Registration is open now at for all who wish to participate in this unique chess exhibition.
From his world chess table on Decatur St. in New Orleans’ French Quarter, Acers commands his chess empire, playing all who dare! His disarming grin and the inevitable thrusting handshake after the annihilation of your pieces reflects the life work of “the man in the red beret” … a belief that the passion for chess can universally lift all people to live better, more independent lives.
Chess comes easy to no one. Guided by a singular focus and high-powered curiosity, Jude has propelled himself to super star status in the chess world. Since first learning to play as a child, he has honed his skills and elevated his tactics to become a World Chess Master, a Guinness World Record holder, author of several books and articles, and a showman extraordinaire. His tours and exhibitions have taken him around the world, from big cities and small towns to prison complexes and middle schools, while delighting and inspiring thousands who may not have considered chess exciting. He’ll play a stranger in a lonely bus depot on the way to a world class event in a major metro setting, always willing to share his philosophy of living a better life in today’s complex world by understanding the simplicity of the game of chess.

All enthusiasts, spectators, and media are welcome to attend the main event. CheckMate! Rocky Mount will continue Saturday evening at the Rocky Mount Mills Beer Garden – join us for a night of fun, friends, music, and CHESS!
First Carolina Bank and Hotline Express, LLC, co-sponsors of CheckMate! Rocky Mount, are honored to welcome Acers to our community in October as part of his 2018 exhibition tour. As they say in the Quarter… “Lassiez les bon temps rouler!”

For more information on Jude Acers’ tour schedule or to schedule an interview, please contact Kristen Brabble, Event Manager, at (252) 822-2265 or

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