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Bernard Cafferty
Number of games in database: 243
Years covered: 1959 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2086
Highest rating achieved in database: 2300
Overall record: +48 -73 =122 (44.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Jun-27-1934, 81 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 243  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T J Beach vs B Cafferty  ½-½23 1959 BCF-chE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. B Cafferty vs M Haygarth  ½-½20 1959 BCF-chA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. K Lloyd vs B Cafferty  ½-½20 1959 BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
4. B H Wood vs B Cafferty  0-132 1959 BCF-chA02 Bird's Opening
5. B Cafferty vs A Thomas  ½-½34 1959 BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
6. B Cafferty vs C H Alexander  ½-½28 1959 BCF-chB06 Robatsch
7. A Y Green vs B Cafferty  0-157 1959 BCF-chE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
8. B Cafferty vs J H Beaty  1-033 1959 BCF-chE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
9. B Cafferty vs J W Naylor  0-142 1959 BCF-chC50 Giuoco Piano
10. B Cafferty vs Aitken  ½-½28 1959 BCF-chA06 Reti Opening
11. D B Pritchard vs B Cafferty  ½-½43 1959 BCF-chA04 Reti Opening
12. P Clarke vs B Cafferty  ½-½19 1960 Hastings 1960/61A15 English
13. B Cafferty vs A Y Green  0-139 1960 Hastings 1960/61A00 Uncommon Opening
14. J Littlewood vs B Cafferty  1-035 1960 Hastings 1960/61B20 Sicilian
15. B Cafferty vs Gligoric 0-133 1960 Hastings 1960/61C56 Two Knights
16. B Cafferty vs Szabo  ½-½50 1961 Hastings 1960/61B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. B Cafferty vs K Lloyd  ½-½20 1961 Hastings 1960/61A45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. L Barden vs B Cafferty  1-042 1961 Hastings 1960/61B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. B Cafferty vs Bondarevsky  ½-½57 1961 Hastings 1960/61A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
20. Sliwa vs B Cafferty  1-041 1961 Hastings 1960/61E46 Nimzo-Indian
21. B Cafferty vs B Brinck-Claussen  0-140 1962 Hastings-BC50 Giuoco Piano
22. R H Northage vs B Cafferty  ½-½24 1962 Whitby British chE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. S Hamann vs B Cafferty  ½-½34 1962 Hastings-BB37 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
24. B Cafferty vs J E T Eldridge  1-036 1962 Whitby British chA53 Old Indian
25. K Dahl vs B Cafferty  0-141 1962 Hastings-BB02 Alekhine's Defense
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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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