An American Legend

An American Legend

kenytiger
kenytiger
Oct 22, 2007, 12:00 AM |
13 | Amazing Games

Jude Acers (April 1944-) is a U.S. senior Chess Master who has set several simultaneous exhibition world records. Acers broke Capablanca's record in 1966 at the Louisiana State Fair, when he played 114 opponents simultaneously and won all 114 games, in a colossal 8.5 hours performance (Capa's record was 102.5 out of 103). He has toured 48 states and 5 countries to give over a thousand chess exhibitions. "The man with the Red Beret" as he is usually referred to, currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2005, he survived hurricane Katrina and the floods in New Orleans, and was evacuated safely to Tennessee. The following game, from the 1966 exhibition, will long be remembered in the archives of the Golden treasury of Chess. It features a sacrificial orgy, a master Kinghunt and a nice mate. Enjoy...

 

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