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|Aug-21-05|| ||molle2006: Isn't there another pipe game, in which the smoker finally drops the pipe out of his mouth because of a striking queen or rook sac?|
|Aug-22-05|| ||who: Someone claimed that that happened in reference to S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912|
|Oct-06-05|| ||schnarre: I wouldn't be at all surprised.|
|Jun-15-06|| ||Gypsy: Marshall was the youngest (22) participant of Paris 1900, Burn was the second oldest (51), after Mr. Mortimer. But despite of being skunked by the young upstart Marshall, who could have easily been his son, Burn did quite well in the tournament: 1. Lasker +13, 2. Pilsbury +9, 3-4. Maroczy-Marshall +8, 5. Burn +6, 6. Chigorin +5, 7-8. Schechter-Miesses-Marco, 9-10. Janowsky-Schowalter,...|
|Jun-15-06|| ||RookFile: Sonas looked at gomes like this and concluded that Burn should be rated 2728 for 1900, better than Paul Morphy at 2651 in 1858.|
|Jun-15-06|| ||Ziggurat: <Sonas looked at gomes like this and concluded that Burn should be rated 2728 for 1900, better than Paul Morphy at 2651 in 1858.>He did not "look at any games". He looked at results of games. OK?|
|Oct-11-06|| ||Plato: Amos Burn is largely forgotten nowadays, and it is a pity that he seems best remembered for being the unfortunate loser of this game who didn't get to light his pipe. |
In fact, Burn was one of the best players in the world for many years, with lifetime plus scores against top players like Steinitz (+1 =3 -0), Gunsberg (+4 -3 =5), Pillsbury (+2 -1 =2), Charousek (+1 =1 -0) Bernstein (+3 -1 =0), Alekhine (+1 -0 =0), etc., and equal records against the likes of Zukertort, Chigorin, Maroczy, Spielmann, Nimzowitsch, etc.
As to <Dirk Diggler>'s comment, <blackBURN would not have been beaten here>, I can't help but point out that Burn's record against Blackburne was also in his favor: +6 -4 =6.
|May-26-07|| ||Knight13: Funny.|
|Oct-04-07|| ||mircea88: Aside from the later tactical blunders, Black has started with no less than 4 strategic errors in his "avant-la-lettre" Tartakover:|
1] Missed the all-important ...h6, which goes a long way against White's K-side attack. With this move, Black removes the target-Pawn from h7 with tempo gained on the White Bishop which normally retreats to h4.
2] Missed gaining a tempo on White's other Bishop with 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4.
3] Missed the opportunity to exchange pieces with Nxd5. Black normally tries to un-cramp his position through exchanges in QGD.
4] Placed his QB passively on b7, since the long diagonal is shut down by P/d5. Normally that Bishop comes out on e6 instead, where it has some activity.
Of course, these principles were only established two decades later, when Tartakover developed this defence.
|Oct-04-07|| ||mircea88: Even so, Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 (mentioned previously), proves that it's not too late for the liberating 10...c5, the classical equalizing move in QGD. With exact play, Spassky refutes Marshall's "Pillsbury attack" and then his central break ultimately wins the game. But I'd try it as White in club games anyway :)|
BTW, I thought that Ne5; f4 is the Pillsbury attack - can someone clarify this?
|Feb-06-08|| ||hesyrett: I saw this game published in "Chess Review" long ago under the heading "Burn Fiddles While Marshall Roams." I hereby pass this pun on to the next generation of chess buffs.|
|Jul-13-08|| ||mty1637: Es muy buena la partida por parte de Marshall aunque pobre defensa hecha por Burn... En la partida Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 se muestra la defensa correcta|
|Oct-22-08|| ||Mulyahnto: Move 8: "I 'speeded' up my moves" ... Hilarious|
|Dec-23-08|| ||WhiteRook48: So I sacrificed myself on Rh8? In order to do Qh7#? I don't remember sacrificing myself in this game.
|Jan-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: so Burn didn't get his pipe Burning|
|Feb-01-09|| ||WhiteRook48: nice Bishop and Rook sac|
|Oct-11-09|| ||hedgeh0g: <So I sacrificed myself on Rh8? In order to do Qh7#? I don't remember sacrificing myself in this game. (my username)>|
Could you please explain the joke a little more? There was still a gasp of humour left in it after the parenthetic explanation.
|Mar-03-10|| ||60tat: nice game and memorably wry,droll commentary|
|Jul-15-10|| ||Poulsen: Marshall would be invaluable as a chess promoting ambassador to day - not many top-players are THAT colorfull, both in-game and "out-game".|
|Sep-22-10|| ||sevenseaman: 17. Rh8+; Que voulez vous, entrez mon parlor!|
|Dec-22-11|| ||Birthday Boy: Enjoyed his annotations =) hehe|
|Dec-29-11|| ||Penguincw: Oh wow. Not much analysis in this game, more of what Burn was doing.|
|Jan-21-12|| ||AnalyzeThis: This game is another example of my theory that how black handles his queens's bishop often determines his fate. It looks very pretty on b7, but does nothing, in this game. It would have been far better for Burn to have kept it on c8 as long as needed, then found a way to have exchanged it for one of white's pieces.|
|Apr-21-12|| ||wordfunph: notes by Marshall from Sam Collins' Gambit Busters..|
"Britisher Amos Burn was a very conservative player and liked to settle down for a long session of close, defensive chess. He loved to smoke his pipe while he studied the board. As I made my second move, Burn began hunting through his pockets for his pipe and tobacco."
"Not much thought needed on these moves, but Burn had his pipe out and was looking for a pipe cleaner."
"He began filling up his pipe. I speeded up my moves."
"Made him think on that one - and he still didn't have the pipe going."
"He struck a match, appeared nervous. The match burned his fingers and went out."
"Another match was by now on its way."
"He was puffing away and lighting up at last. No time left."
"Poor Burn. I think I swindled him out of that one. If he could only have got that pipe going, it might have been a different story. He took it goodnaturedly and we shook hands. Then his pipe went out."
|May-14-12|| ||Llawdogg: Hilarious annotations by Frank Marshall.|
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