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|May-19-14|| ||perfidious: <zanzibar> Y'all use them there ten cent fuses, yer gonna break down again, y'know.|
|May-19-14|| ||zanzibar: <perfidious> You're right - that's why I'm saving up for one of those big-city, 30¢ fuses!|
|Dec-31-15|| ||TheFocus: Happy Birthday, Amos Burn!|
|Feb-05-16|| ||zanzibar: Comments about his good performance in the <2nd BCA Congress - London (1886)> (tied for 1st with Blackburne with 8.5/12, losing 0.5-1.5 in tiebreak):|
<... (B)ut to have ranked above Bird, Gunsberg, Mackenzie, Mason, Schallopp, Taubenhaus, and Zukertort in this important Tourney settles for ever Mr. Burn's position amongst the Chess Masters of the world."
-- BCM v7 p346>
|Feb-24-16|| ||Smyslov57: What's the connection between Korchnoi and Burn? I see he wrote the foreword to the Forster book.|
|Mar-04-16|| ||zanzibar: <Smyslov57> The best I know is this one sentence from wiki:|
<In 2004, the Swiss IM Richard Forster published the 972-page Amos Burn: A Chess Biography. Viktor Korchnoi observed in its foreword that "this work accords [Burn] the recognition he deserves, painstakingly assembling and analysing all available games and biographical material about him.">
|Apr-20-16|| ||Smyslov57: If the great Korchnoi praises this biography, that's enough recommendation for me!
I've ordered it today.|
|Apr-20-16|| ||TheFocus: It is a great book. I highly recommend it.|
|Nov-05-16|| ||offramp: <offramp: <LIFE Master AJ: Got a big book on this player recently>
Thank you for that interesting critical analysis. I have seen Richard Forster's book on Amos Burn but there is no way I would ever buy it. It is almost as directionaless and futile a waste of resources and brainpower as the autobiography of Pal Benko.|
All Amos Burn needed was a 32-page A5-sized home-printed smudgy crappy-diagrammed buck and a half paperback, on yellow paper that looks like toilet paper. Nothing more.>
It has become necessary for me to eat my words. Literally! I printed them on a scrap of rice paper and ate them.
The reason I literally ate my own words is that yesterday on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street I bought that colossal, directionless and futile waste of resources and brainpower for thirty quid. It is a very good-looking book, and it has 800 games almost all of which are annotated. I'll be going slowly through it over the coming weeks (reading, not eating).
|Sep-14-17|| ||ughaibu: Hey, Offramp! How about uploading the extra games?|
|Sep-14-17|| ||Howard: Offramp, I got that volume about four years ago! While it may have been a bit questionable to write that much about a player who never was a member of the world's top elite, it's nevertheless a pretty good book.|
As for AJ Goldsby's asinine comment, I would just disregard it completely. There's obviously more to a book than how good the player was.
|Sep-15-17|| ||offramp: <ughaibu: Hey, Offramp! How about uploading the extra games?>|
You can shake your fist and call me names
But I will not upload Burns's games.
|Sep-15-17|| ||ughaibu: .|
I must say chief, you cause me grief.
And if chief's a name,
I'll bear the shame,
and take the blame,
but if it's all the same
with you, what you can do,
is turn the screw
on a grandkid or two
and they'll do it for you!
|Dec-15-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: OMG, I just learned a YUGE!!! Learning!
Here it is:
EVERY...SINGLE....HIPSTER... in existence today....
is modeling himself after AMOS BURN!!!
The well-styled beard. The Lenon spectacles. The Ralphie hair style.
IT... IS... ALL... THERE...!!!!!!
|Dec-15-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: Ralphie from the Simpsons, if you don't know already...|
|Dec-31-17|| ||Sularus: happy birthday!
one of my fave attacking players from the 1800s
|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.|
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