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MarkAJordan


    • 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
      • | 102 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
      • | 158 views
      • | 10 comments
    • Sanity!

      Down to 69! A favourite number! | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jan 26, 2014
      • | 307 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
      • | 331 views
      • | 4 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
      • | 562 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Anand v Carlsen and the net audience

      Not very surprisingly, I've been keeping an eye on the World Championship match. Looks like it might ignite now Carlsen is one up! Anand will have to get aggressive! The one thing that irritates me about the match is the rubbish that streams down ... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Nov 15, 2013
      • | 385 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Why I Am A Chess Player

      I am a chess player. By that I don't mean simply that I play chess. Being a chess player is one of the things, and an important one, that defines me as an individual. I can't remember when I was not a chess player, I even find it difficult to conc... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Sep 15, 2013
      • | 1038 views
      • | 4 comments
    • Form

      Throughout the time I've  played over-the-board chess my form has varied. This is an experience I'm sure I have in common with all chess players and, for that matter, anyone who has engaged in anything competitive. I have always put changes in my... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Sep 15, 2013
      • | 407 views
      • | 2 comments