Personal Notes

Hi! I'm Jack Jeffery (aka JackJ) from Virginia, USA

Favorite Openings: French, King's Indian, Ruy Lopez. Occasionally play Veresov's Opening and King's Indian Attack as white and Nimzo-Indian and Sicilian as black.

Fav Players:Kasparov,Karpov,Fischer,Keres,Gligoric,Bronstein,Geller,Korchnoi,Uhlmann,Petrosian

Favorite Instructors: IM John Watson, IM Andrew Martin, GM Christiansen, IM Dvoretsky, IM Sielecki

Fav Chess Books: My Great Predecessors (Kasparov), Think Like a GM (Kotov), Zurich 1953 (Bronstein)

Other interests: music production - my music is available at

I play guitar, keyboards, and trumpet

Fan of all types of music, including classic rock from The Beatles, Pink Floyd, & Alan Parsons

I'm a huge bluegrass music fan, including Bill Monroe & Ralph Stanley

I enjoy 5 minute blitz games on ICC, but also play in USCF tournaments

Server Ratings Details

Type Blitz Rating 1516 Best 1739 (04/Nov/2007)
Type Bullet Rating 1086 Best
Type 5-minute Rating 1752 Best 1852 (09/Mar/2019)
Type 15-minute Rating 1320 Best
Type 3-minute Rating 1558 Best