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MarkAJordan


    • Free Training Games

      Free training games for players rated 1200-1500. All unrated which will allow comments on the positions in the game as they occur. Must be able to enter into reasonably detailed dialogue in English. Just comment if you're interested and I'll get i... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Apr 18, 2015
      • | 212 views
      • | 3 comments
    • My favourite players and why (no particular order)

      The criteria for inclusion on this list is not outstanding over-the-board success (though it helps!) but an attitude or way of playing that surprises and delights. I deliberately include no world champions. My list might change next week! Who are ... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Mar 9, 2015
      • | 228 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Apologies for timing-out on some recent games!

      Apologies to all if I've lost on time in a match for you or, for that matter against you! Also apologies to anyone I'm playing in my present under-graded state! I have just moved home and I've had great difficulties getting my broadband transferre... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Nov 30, 2014
      • | 376 views
      • | 1 comment
    • 960 start positions are just horrible!

      Almost all starting positions in 960 are both aesthetically unpleasing and illogical. Do you agree? | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Sep 16, 2014
      • | 442 views
      • | 5 comments
    • 2) Bc4 in the Sicilian

      1) e4 c5 2) Bc4 seems to be a very popular line on this website and is quite common in otb chess- at least among club players in the UK. Why? I suppose it looks aggressive, but a little experience proves that the Bishop just get chased around, thu... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jul 15, 2014
      • | 392 views
      • | 0 comments
    • With apologies to Boris Gelfand

      I've just noticed that, having attended the Candidates tournament in London last year, I find myself unconsciuosly imitating Boris Gelfand's accent and intonation when thinking about a move. "Is a good move?!" delivered in high and slightly querel... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jul 4, 2014
      • | 408 views
      • | 1 comment
    • What is chess?

      Is chess an art, a science, a bit of both; or just a game? | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jun 30, 2014
      • | 443 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Sanity!

      Down to 69! A favourite number! | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jan 26, 2014
      • | 444 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Aarghh! Too many games!

      I have 114 games on the go at the moment and about 90 minutes a day to consider them! Am I Blundering? Yes! Is my rating going down? Yes! Who would have thought it?!! | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jan 14, 2014
      • | 546 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Magnus Carlsen

      Congrats to Magnus on winning the World Championships! I suspect he'll be around for a while, unlike Justin Bieber, with whom he has recently been embarassingly likened! The chess world could do without being dumbed down that much! Less of that an... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Nov 24, 2013
      • | 857 views
      • | 2 comments