chess


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, […]


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 […]


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, 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 […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Nov. 14, 2017 

$400,000 “CHAMPIONS SHOWDOWN” AWARDED TO 8 CHESS GRANDMASTERS IN ST LOUIS! St.. Louis, Missouri  — That’s the way to do it … $60,000 apiece awarded to FOUR individual rapid and blitz 4 day match winners … boom, bam, wham … ka ching-ka ching … NAKAMURA/CARUANA/WORLD CHAMPION CARLSEN and the surprising … DOMINQUEZ PEREZ OF CUBA. Sensation […]


CHESSFLASH WORLD NEWS/Oct 14, 2017 

LOMBARDY DIES IN MARTINEZ CAIFORNIA AT AGE 79 San Francisco , California  — This just in from John Donaldson/ US world chess championship team Olympiad captain:  American chess immortal WILLIAM LOMBARDY (1957 WORLD JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPION WITH AN ASTOUNDING NEVER EQUALED 11-0 SCORE) … world  chess historical chess grandmaster figure (1972 Fischer world title […]


Chessflash World News/July 5, 2017

FORMER WORLD NUMBER ONE/ TAGGERING  FORMER WORLD CHESS CHAMPION /AUTHOR … GARRY KASPAROV SHOCKS CHESS WORLD … WILL PLAY 27 WORLD RATED GAMES in 5 days VERSUS WORLD’S BEST … vs. WORLD CHESS CHAMPION CARLSEN /THE  SINQUEFIELD CUP FIELD  … AUGUST 14-19TH,  2017 …  $100,000 ST. Louis INTERNATIONAL RAPID/BLITZ TOURNEY GRAND TOUR […]