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|Jan-09-11|| ||kingfu: Watch out Jude! I am coming to New Orleans, soon!
Torre Attack is 1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5.
This seems to be a common theme. He also uses the Richter-Veresov. 1 d4 d5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5
He will probably play e4 against me!
I wonder if I can play him in the morning while eating beignets and some strong Cajun coffee!
Or perhaps in the afternoon with a bouillabaisse and some Fine French Red Wine.
Or maybe in the evening with some good Red Beans and Rice with a few beers!
I keep telling you folks:
Peace in The World will be achieved with Food and Chess!
|Jan-10-11|| ||msmith5: <kingfu>
When he was white, we started
When I was white, we started
His strategy is to keep the pressure on until his opponent cracks.
When I realized that he had threatened a discovery which would either win a minor piece or a win queen and pawn for a rook and minor piece, I said something like "crap. I didn't see that"
To which he said with a gentle smile,
"I feel your pain. But keep fighting to the end."
|Jan-11-11|| ||kingfu: msmith5,
You are exactly the player I have been talking about for a long time!
You went up against a higher rated player with a chance for equality or maybe more! Or even less.
Let us play Chess!
Who has not LEARNED more from setback? Can you adapt? Can you overcome? Can you improvise?
|Jan-30-11|| ||redlance: You all are right,Jude is a class act!!!He came to my town and worked with my chess kids(I am a chess coach)
Got the great joy of spending a weekend with Jude,he is full of chess history,and outstanding person!!!|
|Feb-04-11|| ||kingfu: redlance,
You are a lucky man. I would not have slept, would have not eaten, would have not done anything.
Except play Chess with Jude Acers.
|May-02-11|| ||wbport: howlwolf, the exhibition must have been in 1968 as Acers headed west after the spring semester at LSU that year.|
|May-03-11|| ||parisattack: <wbport: howlwolf, the exhibition must have been in 1968 as Acers headed west after the spring semester at LSU that year.>|
That must be correct. I met Jude either in late 1968 or early 1969 when he played a tournament in Colorado. I am happy to hear he is back in New Orleans; would love to get down there sometime, play a game or two and say 'hello.'
As I mentioned in an earlier post I thought his tactical skills were simply
phenomenal and sure he was headed for GM.
|Sep-20-11|| ||Antiochus: Games of Acers recently played at World Seniors Chess Championship 2010|
[Event "20th World Seniors"] [Site "Arco ITA"] [Date "2010.??.??"] [White "Acers,J"] [Black "Chernikov,O1"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2231"] [BlackElo "2425"] [ECO "A41"] [Round "5"] 1. d4 d6 2. e4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 a6 5. f4 b5 6. a3 Bb7 7. Nf3 Nf6 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. d5 c6 10. dxc6 Bxc6 11. Bd4 O-O 12. Qe2 Re8 13. O-O-O e5 14. fxe5 dxe5 15. Be3 Qc7 16. Rhf1 Qb7 17. Ng5 Rf8 18. h3 b4 19. axb4 Qxb4 20. Bc4 Rab8 21. Bb3 Nc5 22. Bxc5 Qxc5 23. Qf2 Qb4 24. Qh4 h6 25. Nxf7 Rxf7 26. Rxf6 Bxf6 27. Qxf6 Qxb3 28. Qxg6+ Rg7 29. Qxg7+ Kxg7 30. cxb3 Rb4 31. Re1 Rxb3 32. Re3 a5 33. Rg3+ Kf7 34. Rf3+ Ke6 35. Rg3 Kf7 36. Rg4 a4 37. Kc2 Rb4 38. Rh4 Kg6 39. Rg4+ Kf7 40. g3 Rd4 41. Rh4 Kg6 42. Rg4+ Kf7 43. Nd5 h5 44. Rg5 Rxe4 45. Nc3 Re3 46. Kd2 Rf3 47. Rxe5 Rxg3 48. Rxh5 Rg2+ 49. Kc1 Rh2 50. h4 Rh3 51. Rc5 Bd7 52. Rc7 Ke7 53. Nxa4 Rxh4 54. Nb6 Kd6 55. Rxd7+ Kc6 56. Rd5 Kxb6 57. Kc2 Rh3 58. Kb1 Kc6 59. Rg5 Kb6 60. Ka2 Rh1 61. Ka3 Rh3+ 62. b3 Rh4 63. b4 Rh1 64. Ka4 Ra1+ 65. Kb3 Rb1+ 66. Kc4 Rc1+ 67. Kb3 Rb1+ 68. Ka4 Ra1+ 69. Kb3 Rb1+ 70. Kc3 Rc1+ 71. Kb2 Rh1 72. Kb3 Rb1+ 73. Ka4 Ra1+ 74. Kb3 Rb1+ 75. Kc3 Rc1+ 76. Kb2 Rh1 77. Kb3 Rb1+ 1/2-1/2 [Event "20th World Seniors"] [Site "Arco ITA"] [Date "2010.??.??"] [White "Acers,J"] [Black "Van Riemsdijk,H"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2231"] [BlackElo "2390"] [ECO "A43"] [Round "6"] 1. d4 c5 2. dxc5 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e4 Qa5 5. Bd3 Bxc5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O a6 8. e5 Ng4 9. Bf4 Qc7 10. Ne4 Be7 11. Nd6+ Bxd6 12. exd6 Qa5 13. Qe2 Nf6 14. c4 b6 15. a3 Bb7 16. b4 Qh5 17. Qe3 O-O 18. Qxb6 e5 19. Nxe5 Nxe5 20. Bxe5 Bxg2 21. Kxg2 Qxe5 22. f4 Qc3 23. Qe3 g6 24. Rfc1 Qb3 25. Qd2 Nh5 26. Rc3 Qa4 27. Be4 Rab8 28. Bf3 Rxb4 29. Bxh5 Rxc4 30. Rxc4 Qxc4 31. Bf3 Rb8 32. Bd5 Qc5 33. f5 Rb6 34. fxg6 hxg6 35. Rd1 Qxa3 36. Bxf7+ Kh7 37. Qd3 Qb2+ 38. Rd2 Qf6 39. Rf2 Qxd6 40. Qh3+ Kg7 41. Qc3+ Kh7 42. Qf3 Rb5 43. Qh3+ Rh5 44. Qg3 Qc6+ 45. Kg1 Qc1+ 46. Rf1 Qc5+ 47. Kh1 Qc6+ 48. Qg2 Qxg2+ 49. Kxg2 Rg5+ 50. Kh3 Rf5 51. Rxf5 gxf5 52. Kg3 d5 1/2-1/2 [Event "20th World Seniors"] [Site "Arco ITA"] [Date "2010.??.??"] [White "Jadrijevic,A"] [Black "Acers,J"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2242"] [BlackElo "2231"] [ECO "D02"] [Round "8"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. Bf4 Bxf3 4. gxf3 e6 5. e3 Bd6 6. Bg3 f5 7. Bxd6 Qxd6 8. c4 Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Be2 Nc6 11. O-O Kh8 12. Kh1 g5 13. Rg1 Rg8 14. a3 h5 15. b4 Rg7 16. h4 g4 17. f4 dxc4 18. Bxc4 Nxb4 19. Kh2 g3+ 20. Rxg3 Ng4+ 21. Kg1 Nd5 22. Nxd5 exd5 23. Bd3 Qf6 24. Kf1 Qxh4 25. Rxg4 fxg4 26. Ke2 g3 27. fxg3 Qh2+ 28. Ke1 0-1 [Event "20th World Seniors"] [Site "Arco ITA"] [Date "2010.??.??"] [White "Acers,J"] [Black "Klundt,K"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2231"] [BlackElo "2355"] [ECO "D00"] [Round "9"] 1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 f6 3. Bh4 Nh6 4. f3 Nf5 5. Bf2 Nc6 6. g4 Nd6 7. Nc3 e6 8. e4 Nf7 9. a3 h5 10. gxh5 Rxh5 11. Qd2 Bd6 12. O-O-O Bd7 13. Bd3 Ne7 14. Nge2 c6 15. Nf4 Rh6 16. Be3 Qc7 17. Nfe2 g5 18. h4 Rxh4 19. Rxh4 gxh4 20. Rh1 O-O-O 1/2-1/2 [Event "20th World Seniors"] [Site "Arco ITA"] [Date "2010.??.??"] [White "Garcia,Rai"] [Black "Acers,J"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2331"] [BlackElo "2231"] [ECO "D07"] [Round "10"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. Nf3 a6 5. d5 Na5 6. Qa4+ c6 7. b4 cxb3 8. axb3 e6 9. Bd2 Nxb3 10. Qxb3 exd5 11. e4 d4 12. Bc4 Be6 13. Bxe6 fxe6 14. Qxb7 Ne7 15. Nxd4 Rb8 16. Qa7 Qb6 17. Rxa6 Qxa7 18. Rxa7 e5 19. Ne6 Kf7 20. Ng5+ Kf6 21. h4 h6 22. Rh3 hxg5 23. hxg5+ Ke6 24. Rxh8 Ng6 25. Rh3 Nf4 26. Bxf4 exf4 27. Rd3 Rb3 28. Rc7 Bb4 29. Rxc6+ Kf7 30. g6+ Ke7 31. Ke2 1-0
|Mar-08-12|| ||DrywallRickshaw: I just played Jude again. He's a great guy, and a very tough opponent. The game ended in a draw, which I was very happy about.|
He castled long, and I castled short. I sac-ed my b pawn and light-squared bishop and got a pretty intense attack on his king. Jude found a pretty innovative defensive resource though and the game ended in a 3 fold repetition, with Jude being slightly up in material and my position being superior. I took it through an engine later, and it found a continuation that gave me a winning material advantage, but I unfortunately am not an engine.
I don't have the rating to warrant uploading the full game, but I would post the final position if I knew how.
|Mar-09-12|| ||DrywallRickshaw: Also, after our draw, Jude demolished me in a series of 5 minute games, and recommended some nice places for me to take my girlfriend. I also ended up lingering for maybe an hour talking chess politics/news/progames with him. Great guy.|
|Mar-14-12|| ||PhilFeeley: <DR: I don't have the rating to warrant uploading the full game, but I would post the final position if I knew how.>|
Just use the simple notation of 8 rows, i.e. <r on a8, nbqkbn, r on h8 in lower case/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/8P's in upper case/R on a1 to R on h1, same as above, but in upper case>
Start with square a8 and work across each row. Just fill in the pieces on the row where they go in the final position. Use the "/" to end each row and make sure each row totals to 8. Blank squares are represented by numbers, i.e. r1bqk2r for rook on a8, b on c8, q on d8, k on e8, r on h8.
Give it a try. You'll get the hang of it, and CG.com will display a nice board with pieces. Copy your code in case you make a mistake.
|Mar-14-12|| ||Joshka: Hope Jude gets his book "The Road" out soon. IMHO Jude's chess adventures could and should hit the silver screen!|
|Mar-14-12|| ||Caissanist: Chessgames has some additional info on including a postion in your message at Kibitzing Tricks ("HOW DO INCLUDE A CHESS POSITION IN MY MESSAGE?").|
|Nov-14-12|| ||belgradegambit: I don't know why CG isn't covering the world senior championship but Jude just drew with the legendary Evgeni Sveshnikov today.|
|Nov-14-12|| ||TheFocus: I saw this posted at <LoveThatJoker>'s Forum. A great story about Acers.|
|Nov-21-12|| ||waustad: He's at +3 after 7 rounds and has picked up almost 40 elo.|
|Nov-21-12|| ||Joshka: <TheFocus> Thanks for the Jude link! I'll need some time to digest it for sure!:-) So does any but me, think Jude's story should hit the silver screen, someday!!?? I mean beside Fischer, I can't imagine any chess player (American anyway) who's story would have mass appeal to people who are not chess maniacs. His bio should be attempted and put to screen!!, IMHO|
|Nov-21-12|| ||TheFocus: <Joshka> I agree. I have been in New Orleans several times, but still haven't gotten to play Acers. Always there on business with no time off for recreation.|
He is doing well in the Senior Open!!
|Nov-22-12|| ||Joshka: <TheFocus> I'm seriously thinking of taking a New Orleans vacation and staying a few days in The Quarter. I love the music they play there, and with all the chess history I might never leave!;-)|
|Nov-22-12|| ||waustad: Tomorrow he's playing somebody who got to +1 without playing a titled player. Acers is +1 playing 3 GMs and 3 IMs. His performance rating is almost 300 higher than his opponent. This is a rather dramatic example of the idea of a Swiss Gambit, though I don't think that was the idea of his opponent.|
|Dec-18-12|| ||Joshka: Anyone know anything about "The Road" ? When it will be released? Has he scraped it? Authors do this from time to time. Billy Joel in fact wrote a book called "The Book Of Joel" Received an advance for it, and then nixed it.|
|Jan-17-13|| ||Joshka: Speaking of "The Piano Man", Joel will be at the New Orleans Jazz Festival April 27th, 2013, for what it's worth!;-)|
|Jan-17-13|| ||HeMateMe: Billy never had time for a wife.
I love Jude's DEVO hat. I've got an uncontrollable urge to go out and buy the same outfit.
|Mar-19-13|| ||minibikeguy: I was playing chess with my brother back in the early 1980's when I lived in New Orleans, basking in my victories, when brother said, "I know someone you can't beat"... to which I replied, "There's no one in the world I can't beat." Brother told me about Jude Acres sitting down there in the French Quarter on the sidewalk playing chess for 5 bucks a game. I went down there without delay and found out that there is someone in the world I can't beat. I am more proficient at the game nowadays and plan a revenge trip as soon as possible. I live about 100 miles from New Orleans but get down there now and then and will look Jude up! Given 20 games or so I think I can take him... LOL.|
|Mar-19-13|| ||SteinitzLives: No trip to New Orleans should be considered complete without a visit to Jude in the French Quarter. You can find him somewhere on or just slightly off of Decatur St., near the Gazebo restaurant or French market.|
Beloved by the locals and merchants who help provide for him, Jude has lived a life that many only dream about.
Charming and gentlemanly with his french/cajun/big easy influenced manner, he is a delight to play against. I can only claim one win and a couple of draws against him in my various travels there, and quite a few educational losses.
There is a magic to the environment where he makes his living that transcends the vulgarity of lifes' details that the rest of us labor under, unless we are right there with him.
His knowledge of New Orleans chess history, particularly that re: Paul Morphy is not only enlightening but very helpful for any chess tourist looking to visit historical chess sites there.
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