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Bernard Cafferty
Number of games in database: 258
Years covered: 1952 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2086
Highest rating achieved in database: 2300
Overall record: +57 -75 =126 (46.5%)*
   * 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, 84 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 11; games 1-25 of 258  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B H Wood vs B Cafferty  1-0611952BCF-ch qualifierE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. B J Moore vs B Cafferty  ½-½391952BCF-chJE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
3. R E Borland vs B Cafferty  0-1271952BCF-chJC18 French, Winawer
4. B Cafferty vs P C Gibbs  1-0311952BCF-chJD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J T Farrand vs B Cafferty  0-1281952BCF-chJC18 French, Winawer
6. B Cafferty vs D F Griffiths  1-0261952BCF-chJA28 English
7. M P Allfrey vs B Cafferty  ½-½481952BCF-chJE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. B Cafferty vs M E Davis  0-1291952BCF-chJA28 English
9. P D Sanderson vs B Cafferty  ½-½531952BCF-chJE58 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3
10. B Cafferty vs Leon Rosselson  1-0221952BCF-chJA22 English
11. B Cafferty vs B E Foan  1-0211952Glorney CupA28 English
12. B Cafferty vs G W Kerr  1-0481952Glorney CupA28 English
13. B Cafferty vs A Montwill  1-0201952Glorney CupB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. T J Beach vs B Cafferty  ½-½231959BCF-ch 46thE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
15. B Cafferty vs J W Naylor  0-1421959BCF-ch 46thC50 Giuoco Piano
16. A Y Green vs B Cafferty  0-1571959BCF-ch 46thE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
17. B Cafferty vs A R B Thomas  ½-½341959BCF-ch 46thA07 King's Indian Attack
18. K Lloyd vs B Cafferty  ½-½201959BCF-ch 46thA04 Reti Opening
19. D B Pritchard vs B Cafferty  ½-½431959BCF-ch 46thA04 Reti Opening
20. B Cafferty vs J H Beaty  1-0331959BCF-ch 46thE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. B Cafferty vs C H Alexander  ½-½281959BCF-ch 46thA04 Reti Opening
22. B H Wood vs B Cafferty  0-1321959BCF-ch 46thA02 Bird's Opening
23. B Cafferty vs M Haygarth  ½-½201959BCF-ch 46thA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
24. B Cafferty vs Aitken  ½-½281959BCF-ch 46thA06 Reti Opening
25. B Cafferty vs A Y Green  0-1391960Hastings 1960/61A00 Uncommon Opening
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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.
Aug-22-16  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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