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Hans Fahrni vs Amos Burn
Karlsbad (1911), Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) AUH, rd 5, Aug-26
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. General (C68)  ·  1-0


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Aug-08-16  Straclonoor: Very interesting game! So interesting that it comes to me a reason to register on and post comments here-:) Fahrni had little advantage through the game, but only final mistake by Burn - 64....g4?? lose game. Right way is rook sacrifice - 64....Rxa7 with draw. Here the line
Analysis by Stockfish 020816 64 POPCNT: = (0.00): 64...Rxa7 65.Kxa7 g4 66.Ka6 g3 67.Ka5 g2 68.Rb1 Kc5 69.Ka4 e4 70.Rg1 Kc4 71.Rxg2 e3 72.Rb2 Kd3 73.Kb3 e2 74.Rb1 Kd2 75.Rb2+ Kd3 Next I want analyse game Fahrni-Burn from Ostende 1906, were Burn done his best and won.
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<Burn, playing Black, is to move, and is trying to find a way to save the draw.

White is threatening the immediately winning 65. Ra5 but black has a simple draw with 64...Rxa7 followed by
65. Kxa7 g4
66. Rb4 Kd5
67. Rxg4 e4 etc.

But Burn plays

This is of course followed by 65. Ra5 (65...Rb1+ 66. Ka6 1-0).

Maybe a time trouble mistake? No, he had lots of time with a time control just passed.

Maybe temporary chess blindness? No, Burn <annotated the game in the tournament book, and concludes that white is winning in the position in the diagram. <Burn wrote was 63...g5 was a blunder after which Black was lost.>>

The old masters were great for their day, I just think people shouldn't compare their actual playing level with that of today's top players.>

May-09-17  Howard: Remind me to look up this game in that doorstop-sized book about Amos Burn (I'm not home right now.). It'll be interesting what the author has to say about this game.
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  tamar: That is a glaring example, certainly <offramp> Ugh.

But chess strength is weird. I have heard IM Lawrence Trent make similar misevaluations of endgames, prompting Magnus Carlsen to joke that the position had two evaluations, one objectively a draw, and the other play on if against Lawrence.

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  offramp: <Howard: Remind me to look up this game in that doorstop-sized book about Amos Burn (I'm not home right now.). It'll be interesting what the author has to say about this game>

HOWARD! Look up this game if you get home. FFS!

Jun-29-17  Howard: Regarding that book by Burn, I'm not sure where it is right now. But, I'll concede I need to follow through on what I'd posted here.

By the way, I'd never heard of FFS...but I know NOW what it means.

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