Transgender Policies: “Yo homey…is that my briefcase?” 2

FIDE stepped in it with this nonsense that Jennifer Shahade calls out, brilliantly tying it to the Chess #MeToo movement: Last week, the International Chess Federation, or FIDE, announced new regulations on transgender players, including new restrictions on transgender women competing in women’s events and stripping trans men of previously won […]

Richard Shorman (1938-2023) [UPDATED] 2

RICHARD SHORMAN (1938 – 2023): A chess columnist for the Hayward Daily Review for over 13 years (1967 – 1981), the Fremont-Newark Argus and the Dublin-Livermore-Pleasanton Herald & News (both 1968-1974), he also occasionally ghostwrote a couple of other SF Bay Area chess columns; George Koltanowski’s column (early 1960’s) and […]

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 […]

Acers Responds to L’affaire Niemann

John Hartmann @ Chess Life: One of the enduring values of print journalism is that it allows authors and readers time to think and digest. Those heady September days were thick with accusations and innuendo, and in real-time, it was very hard to do anything but surf the social media […]

Throwback Thursday: “we were chess players”

Originally published at July 15, 2015. By Dennis Fritzinger we were chess players once, and young; our songs are sung, our bells are rung. our names, that once tripped off the tongue, are now less than a heap of dung. while victory strews her wreaths among the present gen […]

Throwback Thursday: Tisserand’s ‘Fischer King’

SEPTEMBER 2015/THE all time great Tisserand documentary masterwork … hundreds of hours of labor… WITH MASSIVE just breaking AUDIO UP ON US CHESS FEDERATION WEB PAGE [player of episode embedded above] … The time is now … WE ARE THRILLED TO PRESENT ONE MO TIME … THIS MONSTER OLDIE BUT […]