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Ivar Bern
Number of games in database: 66
Years covered: 1987 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2309
Highest rating achieved in database: 2380

Overall record: +17 -20 =29 (47.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (4) 
    E99 E61 E94
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A41 A45 A46 D02
With the Black pieces:
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A90 A84
 Sicilian (8) 
    B33 B32 B30 B31
 Reti System (4) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C01 C17 C15 C02
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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 M Lecroq, 2002 1-0
   I Bern vs W Stern, 2002 1/2-1/2

   🏆 TCh-NOR Codanserien
   I Bern vs M Ragger (Mar-03-17) 0-1

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(born Jan-20-1967, 53 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 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Serper vs I Bern  1-0731987Wch U20B32 Sicilian
2. D Norwood vs I Bern ½-½591987EU-ch U20A04 Reti Opening
3. N Davies vs I Bern  1-048198810th Politiken CupA90 Dutch
4. Plachetka vs I Bern  0-1511988Copenhagen opA90 Dutch
5. K Bischoff vs I Bern  1-0401989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA25 English
6. I Bern vs J Horvath  0-1331989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA30 English, Symmetrical
7. E Fernandez Aguado vs I Bern  1-0441989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB32 Sicilian
8. M S Lupu vs I Bern  1-0641989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA04 Reti Opening
9. E Raaste vs I Bern  ½-½841989EUR-chT (Men) 9thB06 Robatsch
10. I Bern vs G Makropoulos  1-0421989EUR-chT (Men) 9thA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
11. I Bern vs Smirin  0-1461990Peer Gynt InternationalA56 Benoni Defense
12. N Davies vs I Bern 1-0211990Peer Gynt InternationalA04 Reti Opening
13. Chekhov vs I Bern  1-0401990Gausdal InternationalA84 Dutch
14. A J Whiteley vs I Bern  0-1311991Stavanger opA80 Dutch
15. I Bern vs T Ernst  0-1471991Gausdal Troll MastersA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Jansa vs I Bern  ½-½511991Gausdal Troll MastersA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Bagirov vs I Bern  ½-½571991Arnold CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. I Bern vs Svidler  ½-½331991Arnold CupD85 Grunfeld
19. I Stohl vs I Bern  ½-½151991Arnold CupA90 Dutch
20. I Bern vs E Fossan  1-0281992NM, EliteA07 King's Indian Attack
21. I Bern vs T Runting  ½-½311992Australia v Norway corr matchB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
22. I Bern vs Blatny  ½-½661992Chess OlympiadA06 Reti Opening
23. I Bern vs Joel Benjamin  ½-½381992Chess OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Razuvaev vs I Bern  ½-½541993Gausdal IntA90 Dutch
25. Jansa vs I Bern  1-0571993Gausdal ACB30 Sicilian
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-07-06  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
Nov-23-10  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.
Dec-24-13  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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