Acers, Jude Frazer
Jude Acers was born in Long Beach on April 6, 1944. He is a U.S. senior chess master living in New Orleans who has set several world record simultaneous exhibition records. He learned to play chess at age 7 and was a master at age 17. In 1966 at the Louisiana State Fair, he played 114 opponents simultaneously and won all 114 games. In 1976 he played 179 opponents simultaneously in Long Island. He has toured 48 states and 5 countries to give over a thousand chess exhibitions. When not touring and playing in other chess tournaments, Jude can be found at his World Chess table on the Gazebo sidewalk terracem 1018 Decatur Street (the French Quarter), New Orleans, Louisiana. He is known as the man with the red beret. In 2005, he survived hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and was evacuated to Tennessee. He lived in a displaced persons camp fro some time and later returned to New Orleans and resumed his chess games in the French Quarter. In 2007 he played in the World Senior Championship in Austria and had a performance rating of 2289.