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Bernard Cafferty
Number of games in database: 245
Years covered: 1959 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2086
Highest rating achieved in database: 2300
Overall record: +49 -73 =123 (45.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   B Cafferty vs Karol Lalla (Dec-29-16) 1-0
   B Cafferty vs A Golding (Jan-05-16) 1/2-1/2
   H Ramstad vs B Cafferty (Jan-04-16) 1/2-1/2
   B Cafferty vs T Spanton (Jan-03-16) 1/2-1/2
   M Ripari vs B Cafferty (Jan-02-16) 1-0

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(born Jun-27-1934, 83 years old) United Kingdom

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Bernard Cafferty was born in Blackburn, England. He was British Correspondence Champion in 1960 and has authored biographical works on Boris Spassky and Mikhail Tal, among other chess books. He is also a FIDE master.

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 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 245  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B H Wood vs B Cafferty  0-1321959BCF-chA02 Bird's Opening
2. A Y Green vs B Cafferty  0-1571959BCF-chE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
3. B Cafferty vs C H Alexander  ½-½281959BCF-chB06 Robatsch
4. B Cafferty vs J W Naylor  0-1421959BCF-chC50 Giuoco Piano
5. B Cafferty vs J H Beaty  1-0331959BCF-chE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
6. T J Beach vs B Cafferty  ½-½231959BCF-chE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
7. D B Pritchard vs B Cafferty  ½-½431959BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
8. B Cafferty vs Aitken  ½-½281959BCF-chA06 Reti Opening
9. K Lloyd vs B Cafferty  ½-½201959BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
10. B Cafferty vs M Haygarth  ½-½201959BCF-chA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
11. B Cafferty vs A Thomas  ½-½341959BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
12. B Cafferty vs A Y Green  0-1391960Hastings 1960/61A00 Uncommon Opening
13. J Littlewood vs B Cafferty  1-0351960Hastings 1960/61B20 Sicilian
14. B Cafferty vs Gligoric 0-1331960Hastings 1960/61C56 Two Knights
15. P Clarke vs B Cafferty  ½-½191960Hastings 1960/61A15 English
16. B Cafferty vs Bondarevsky  ½-½571961Hastings 1960/61A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
17. L Barden vs B Cafferty  1-0421961Hastings 1960/61B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
18. B Cafferty vs K Lloyd  ½-½201961Hastings 1960/61A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. B Cafferty vs Szabo  ½-½501961Hastings 1960/61B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
20. Sliwa vs B Cafferty  1-0411961Hastings 1960/61E46 Nimzo-Indian
21. K Dahl vs B Cafferty  0-1411962Hastings-BB02 Alekhine's Defense
22. D Baretic vs B Cafferty 1-0581962Hastings-BB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. B Cafferty vs W Nicolai  ½-½221962Hastings-BA35 English, Symmetrical
24. A Thomas vs B Cafferty  ½-½181962Hastings-BA10 English
25. B Cafferty vs Milner-Barry 1-0411962Hastings-BA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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  Benzol: Bernard Cafferty
Born 27th June 1934 in Blackburn.
He was British Correspondence Champion in 1960 and is a well known author.
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  refutor: did bernard cafferty take part in hastings?
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  Joshka: Thanks <Benzol> Does anyone have his book on the 1971 Candidates Complete Matches? I'd pay a good price for it. thanks in advance
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  plang: No, but I have his book on the 68 candidates which is great. He also wrote a book (with Golembek) on the 65 candidate matches which I have been looking for for years.
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  Joshka: <plang> Wow, thanks for posting!! Okay wasn't aware he wrote in 68 or 65. Is his 68 book very similar to Byrne's 74 match book? If it is, I've got to get it! I'll keep my eye out for the 65 book as well, and let you know what I come up with. If I can get 2 copies, I'll get one for ya!..thanks in advance
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  plang: Well, good luck; I have done an intensive search for years including at one point contacting Cafferty himself. There must be copies out there somewhere. Since I have never actually seem the 65 book I am not sure of its format. The only way I know about it is that it is mentioned in the 68 book. What I like about 68 book is that it has analysis and comments by several GMs/analysts (although not by the players themselves). I am always interested in seeing how different experts view the same position.
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  Joshka: <Plang> I'll see what I can do, yes I agree, it's interesting to see how other masters view the same positions!
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  GrahamClayton: Cafferty co-wrote with Mark Taimanov "The Soviet Championships" (Cadogan Books, 1998), which is an excellent overview of the history of the USSR Chess Championship tournaments.
Oct-06-08  ILikeFruits: any relations to cafferty of cnn
Oct-06-08  ILikeFruits: i have spoken, you shall answer
Oct-19-08  Xeroxx: They are sisters.
Oct-28-08  I Like Fish:


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  Calli: Hastings club president since 1999. British Boys' Champion in 1952 and British Junior Champion 1954. Taught Russian at St Phillip's school in the 60s. He did the English translations of Botvinnik's best games 1947-70 and "Achieving the Aim". Also translated the best games of Tal and Spassky and Kotov's Think Like a GM.
Jan-16-09  ChesterTheJester: Played him at Hastings this year and drew - lovely man, very engaging analysis.
Jun-27-10  talisman: happy birthday bernard...use to take yout book on tal everywhere i went.
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  wordfunph: Bernard wrote and co-authored..

+ A Complete Defence to 1.d4
+ A Complete Defence to 1.e4
+ Play the Evans Gambit
+ Spassky's 100 Best Games
+ Tal's 100 Best Games
+ The Soviet Championships

happy birthday Bernard!

Apr-29-12  YoungEd: I used to have both his Spassky and Tal books, and thought them quite good.
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  FSR: Glad to see that's he still around and playing!
Jan-06-16  rollingrook5: How nice to see that this man is still playing Hastings into his 80s, in a career that spans 7 decades. That conveys true passion for the game.
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  Nosnibor: Bernard also was involved with an excellent book on Geller which I acquired in 1969 entitled " Grandmaster Geller at the chessboard ". This was translated from Geller`s autobiography which was originally published in Russia in 1962.
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