MarkAJordan


    • Hou Yifan in Conversation with Domimic Lawson

      English Chess Federation Published by Mark Jordan · 8 November at 18:01 · Edited ·  HOU YIFAN AND DOMINIC LAWSON IN CONVERSATION Monday 25 October The China Exchange is a charity based in Gerrard Street, London, in t... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Nov 12, 2015
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    • Kings Place Rapidplay, London July 11

      A piece I wrote for a chess magazine: KINGS PLACE RAPIDPLAY JULY 11:  A PERSONAL ACCOUNT Mark A Jordan   Kings Place, designed by the architects Dixon Jones, who were also responsible for the Royal Opera House is, in modern architectural and... | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Sep 20, 2015
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    • My favourite players and why (no particular order)

      The criterion 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • What is chess?

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

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jun 30, 2014
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    • Sanity!

      Down to 69! A favourite number! | Read More

      • Anarchos61
      • | Jan 26, 2014
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    • 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
      • | 724 views
      • | 5 comments