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Ivar Bern
Number of games in database: 64
Years covered: 1987 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2312
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380
Overall record: +17 -19 =28 (48.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (4) 
    E99 E61 E94
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A90 A84 A81
 Sicilian (7) 
    B33 B32 B31 B30
 Robatsch (5) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C17 C01 C02 C15
 Reti System (4) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   I Bern vs J van Oosterom, 2006 1-0
   I Bern vs L Danek, 2002 1-0
   I Bern vs W Stern, 2002 1/2-1/2
   I Bern vs M Lecroq, 2002 1-0

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(born Jan-20-1967, 49 years old) Norway

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Correspondence GM (1991) and International Master. Winner of the 17th World Correspondence Chess Championship (2002-2005). He scored 10.5 points out of 16 along with Wolfgang Rohde of Germany and Joachim Neumann of Germany, but Bern had the better tiebreaks.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 64  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Serper vs I Bern  1-073 1987 Wch U20B32 Sicilian
2. D Norwood vs I Bern ½-½59 1987 Ch Europe (juniors)A04 Reti Opening
3. Plachetka vs I Bern  0-151 1988 Copenhagen opA81 Dutch
4. N Davies vs I Bern  1-048 1988 It (open)A90 Dutch
5. K Bischoff vs I Bern  1-040 1989 EU-chT (Men)A25 English
6. I Bern vs G Makropoulos  1-042 1989 EU-chT (Men)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. I Bern vs J Horvath  0-133 1989 EU-chT (Men)A30 English, Symmetrical
8. E Fernandez Aguado vs I Bern  1-044 1989 EU-chT (Men)B32 Sicilian
9. M S Lupu vs I Bern  1-064 1989 EU-chT (Men)A04 Reti Opening
10. E Raaste vs I Bern  ½-½84 1989 EU-chT (Men)B06 Robatsch
11. Chekhov vs I Bern  1-040 1990 Gausdal IntA84 Dutch
12. N Davies vs I Bern 1-021 1990 Gausdal (Norway)A04 Reti Opening
13. I Bern vs Smirin  0-146 1990 Peer GyntA56 Benoni Defense
14. Jansa vs I Bern  ½-½51 1991 Gausdal Troll MastersB06 Robatsch
15. I Bern vs T Ernst  0-147 1991 Gausdal (Norway)C25 Vienna
16. I Bern vs Svidler  ½-½33 1991 Gausdal D85 Grunfeld
17. Bagirov vs I Bern  ½-½57 1991 04, Gausdal Arnold CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. A J Whiteley vs I Bern  0-131 1991 Stavanger opA80 Dutch
19. I Stohl vs I Bern  ½-½15 1991 Gausdal Arnold CupA90 Dutch
20. I Bern vs Blatny  ½-½66 1992 ManilaA06 Reti Opening
21. I Bern vs T Runting  ½-½31 1992 Australia v Norway corr matchB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
22. I Bern vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½38 1992 OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
23. I Bern vs E Fossan  1-028 1992 NM, EliteA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Razuvaev vs I Bern  ½-½54 1993 Gausdal IntA90 Dutch
25. Jansa vs I Bern  1-057 1993 Gausdal ACB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 64  PGN Download
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  Appaz: Congratulations to the 17th World Champion in correspondence chess!
Oct-16-07  Interbond: A just finished game with comments from the 15th ICCF Olympiad between two Wordl Champions Bern-Oosterom
Nov-23-10  rapidcitychess: <Fritz is no match for Bern and Fritz!>

---Ivan(?) Bern

I think this guy's first name is Ivan, if I remember correctly from Chess Life.

Any one able to confirm?

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  whiteshark: <rcc> or else http://just@#$ :D
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  rogge: I remember <Ivar> from the old days. My school team played against his school team. Obviously we won the match..
Dec-24-13  Bowen Island: Maybe Chess Life misspelled his name; on the "Win with the Stonewall Dutch" book which he co-authored he spells his first name Ivar.
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  perfidious: Bern's forename, in my experience, has always been spelt as given in the profile here.
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  rogge: I told you 3 years ago, it's Ivar.
Oct-26-14  ljfyffe: I've a burn, you say?
Nov-23-14  ljfyffe: Ivar Bern placed second in the 1994 - 2001 ICCF
World Cup VII Final.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, GM Ivar Bern. For some reason, you were left off the Birthday List.
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