Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

King Hunt

An exciting King Hunt after I lost a piece...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Chessworld's London Social 2007

An enjoyable time was had by all!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007


Chess video mentioned on
[ Chess video forum]

Funny Carlsen interview ! :)

Monday, August 06, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

How to include diagrams and replayable games in your blog...

Hi all

If you are a member of aka you can have these blogging resources by:

Playable master game

1) Going to to the Play..Learn from the masters
2) Going into a particular game on the Play through facility
3) Clicking 'Show blog code'


1) Go to My stuff..My positions
2) Use set up a position
3) Click the 'Show blogging code'

Both "plugin tools" can be adjusted to be any game score or position by adjusting the parameters.

Best wishes

Small board test....

Position test...

My game vs GM Adams......

For those that haven't seen my epic encounter with leading British GM Adams from a few years ago in the Lloyds Bank masters, here it is:

Monday, July 30, 2007 presents Ivar Bern vs has managed to draw with the 17th ICCF world champion GM Ivar Bern. It was a very solidly played game by black. We were forced into a dull but solid Queens Indian defence and had to slog it out, accepting an isolated pawn throughout a large part of the game.

But we were never in any real danger of losing, and secured a technical draw in the endgame.

Sunday, July 29, 2007 Social 2006

Just a reminder - there is another Chessworld social coming up soon in August 2007. Here is a video from the one in 2006 at Covent Garden, London, UK.


London Socials 2007 Next year we are planning TWO London socials, both to be held at the Punch and Judy in Covent Garden, our venue for the past 5 years. Click here for details of the pub and for a map: Punch and Judy The Punch and Judy does have access for disabled people. Please message me if you wish to make use of this, so that we can arrange to have you met at the lift in advance and save you from waiting around. The dates will be: Saturday 28th April Saturday 25th August Both socials will begin at 11.30 a.m., and will conmtinue until around 6.00 p.m., at which time we will aim to arrange an evening meal for those who wish to stay on. Many people are a little nervous of attending a social, as was I the first time! But please be assured that you will be made to feel very welcome. You will be greeted on arrival, and introduced to another chessworld member for your first game of chess. Please do message me if you have any questions at all about the social, however trivial they may seem. We look forward to seeing you there! Ockendon"

Kasparov vs Karpov 1985

This was an interesting encounter where Karpov needed a win, played a slightly different opening to what he usually plays, and where he really needed to play it like a hacker - going for the king.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Grischuk vs Anand 2006 World blitz

Leko vs Gelfand 2007 presents Saemich vs Nimzovich

The Immortal Zugzwang game

Attacking from the Baseline

Cuppablanca on has posted an excellent example of attacking from the baseline:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 presents Fischer vs Tal

Fischer vs Tal in the candidates tournament of 1959. Fischer wasn't quite ready for the likes of Tal at that time. presents Botvinnik vs Tal

Long time no blog!

Hi all

I really need to get more into this blogging craze!

So this post is just a test again, to see if my blog still works :)