|Jun-13-04|| ||Gypsy: Austrian master, endgame theoretician, and problem composer; "nemesis' of Maroczy +3 -0 =2. |
|Jul-03-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some puzzles from Johann's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/berg.html|
|Jul-03-05|| ||Honza Cervenka: <... but only achieved modest results for the rest of his career.> |
Well, it is true that he was not usually in the head of field in strong tournaments but on the other hand he was quite often hard nut even for the best players of his era. He was solid positional player and firm defender, but he did not lack combinational talent. He had active score not only against Maroczy, but also against three WCH challengers - Zukertort, Gunsberg and Marshall - and tied with two other - Chigorin and Schlechter.
|Jul-03-05|| ||chessgames.com: We've instructed those who write the biographies to avoid subjective commentary like that.|
|Jul-05-07|| ||sneaky pete: Berger played most of his tournament games rather late in life. In 1905, master tournament in Barmen, he took 6th place with 8 from 15, ahead of Chigorin, Alapin, Burn and Mieses. Not bad for a 60 year old, but quite remarkable is how he did it. He scored 4 points against the 5 players finishing above him in the table (Janowski, Maroczy, Marshall, Bernstein and Schlechter) and 4 points against the 10 players below him.|
|Apr-11-08|| ||brankat: A strong master, no doubt, although better known as a writer and editor. Wrote some fine books on chess theory, most notably, on endgames.|
|Apr-11-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Johann Nepomuk Berger|
BERGER, Johann N.
|Apr-11-08|| ||whiteshark: The 'obligatory' links:
|Sep-07-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Berger was also a keen correspondence player, winning the tournament organised by the "Monde Illustre" newspaper in the late 1880's and early 1890's with a final score of +45, =3, -0.|
Source: David Hooper and Kenneth Whyld "Oxford Companion to Chess", 2nd edition, OUP, 1992.
|Apr-11-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday to Player of the Day.Without going through the games,I think this is his best game,J N Berger vs Marshall, 1905.|
|Apr-11-12|| ||brankat: A prolific and important author.|
|Dec-20-12|| ||thomastonk: Berger published two times a "Schach-Jahrbuch", one for 1892/93 and one for 1898/99. The later one can be found and read at Google books. Does anybody know whether the first one can be read online anywhere?|
|Dec-21-12|| ||Calli: <Thomas> 1893 http://books.google.com/books?id=KB...|
Not sure that it works in every country.
|Dec-21-12|| ||TheFocus: Bachmann did "Schach-Jahrbuch" 1891.
Can also be found at Google Books.
|Dec-22-12|| ||thomastonk: <Calli> Thank you for the link. I am in Germany, and so books after 1870 are not readable there without tricks. Now I will try again, since I know that it has to work somehow.|
<TheFocus> Thank you. I know Bachmann's book, which has not much more in common with Berger's books than the title. The largest chapter of Berger's book from 1898/99 provides addresses, biographies and other information on chess players, problemist etc.
|Dec-24-12|| ||TheFocus: <thomastonk> Yes. I took a look at Bachmann's. Not good in comparison to Berger's.|
|May-17-14|| ||Phony Benoni: <"It was humorously said of Berger that he had conscientious principles against playing for a win, even when he had one, because of his strong conviction that every good game ought to be a draw."> -- Minneapolis Journal, February 3, 1900.|
|Oct-24-14|| ||ljfyffe: ...the first Austrian to win an important international correspondence tournament, the "Monde Illustre 1889-1892"...ICCF Gold 2002.|