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|Dec-31-17|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Happy birthday, Mr. Burn!|
|Feb-09-18|| ||MissScarlett: Was he some sort of radical or non-conformist? Has anyone seen a photo of him wearing a tie?|
|Feb-09-18|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett: Was he some sort of radical or non-conformist? Has anyone seen a photo of him wearing a tie?>|
He wore tie-dyed shirts before they became fashionable.*
* (This statement is unproven and probably false as well.)
|Feb-09-18|| ||zanzibar: Huh?
|Feb-09-18|| ||zanzibar: This is a good illustration to tie on(*) with the other one:|
(*) They don't call me Captain Obvious for nuthin!
|Feb-09-18|| ||MissScarlett: This man shamed Britain attending important international tournaments without a tie:|
We can only be grateful that the imperious Blackburne was present to redress the balance.
|Feb-09-18|| ||zanzibar: There's one in every crowd:
Though perhaps Burn started a new fashion trend?
Or should that be, maintained a tradition the others abandoned?
|Feb-09-18|| ||TheFocus: <MissScarlett: This man shamed Britain attending important international tournaments without a tie>|
Another rumor, started just now by me, was that Amos also didn't wear socks.
|Feb-09-18|| ||zborris8: <Amos also didn't wear socks> Yes, I read that somewhere.|
|Aug-10-18|| ||offramp: I am at the moment watching a film called <Terror in the Wax Museum>.|
It is set in Victorian London, even though it has an all-American cast (apart from Elsa Lanchester, she's from Manchester).
The great Broderick Crawford is in it. He plays a guy named Amos Burn s.
And there is weird, deformed sidekick called <Karkov>. I bet he has the first name Anatoly, if he was ever given a first name.
It's a not very horrific horror film with lots of stars and it is camper than RuPaul's Mazda Bongo.
|Aug-10-18|| ||Howard: Amos didn't wear socks? I wonder if that doorstop-sized book on him (which I have) mentions that.|
Charles Nelson Reilly, incidentally, also didn't wear them from what I've heard.
|Aug-10-18|| ||JimNorCal: Can a chain of chess player names be made such that the initials follow the alphabet?|
AB Amos Burn
CD Chakk Deepan
EF Ernst Falkbeer
I foresee difficulties ...
|Aug-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: No tie, no socks....did Amos Burn <go commando>?|
|Aug-10-18|| ||WannaBe: GH Ghazal Hakimifard
IJ Ivan Jakic
KL Kjell Lien
MN Myo Niang
OP Oliver Paez
|Aug-10-18|| ||MissScarlett: West London Observer, November 27th 1925, p.9:
<Mr. Amos Burn, 76, the well-known chess master, died suddenly at his flat at Brook Green, Hammersmith, on Wednesday morning. The previous evening he entertained a friend to supper and a discussion of chess problems. After the meal the two men were chatting together when Mr. Burn put his hand to his head and said, "What a pain I have got here." Rising from his chair, he staggered and would have fallen into the fire had not his friend been quick enough to save him. A doctor, resident in the same block of flats, was immediately called, and found that Mr. Burn was suffering from a stroke. His friend remained with him during the night, but Mr. Burn's condition was hopeless, and he passed away at 2 p.m.>
|Aug-10-18|| ||Paint My Dragon: <died ... on Wednesday morning ... at 2 p.m.>|
Shouldn't that be 2 a.m.?
|Aug-11-18|| ||MissScarlett: I had noted the discrepancy (naturally, the mistake was not mine), but was unsure where the error lay. Perhaps <2 p.m. [sic]> was in order.|
|Aug-13-18|| ||offramp: How about |
Rabeea Qasim Mohammed Al-Qazzaz as "Qasim Rabeea". Oherwise this might be an insurmountable hurdle.
|Aug-13-18|| ||morfishine: ST = Sam Tankland|
|Aug-13-18|| ||morfishine: For "UV": Uriel Capo Vidal
Uriel Capo Vidal
|Aug-13-18|| ||morfishine: For "WX": Wu Xibin
|Aug-13-18|| ||morfishine: For "QR": Quincy Redmon (Wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins who plays chess from time-to-time)|
|Aug-13-18|| ||morfishine: A better ST = Sergei Tiviakov
|Aug-13-18|| ||Cibator: Savielly Tartakower, surely? (To be fair, he changed his forename to Xavier after taking up residence in France).|
|Aug-13-18|| ||Cibator: Found someone called Quincey Redmond at Chess-DB.com, but at a rating of 833 his games are unlikely to feature on here for a while.|
Irishman Rory Quinn would fit, but only if he wrote his names the other way round, Chinese style.
There's also a Quentin Rashad Chess to be found on Facebook, though that appears to be his full name.
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