|Dec-22-04|| ||Benzol: Georg Albert Becker
Born 5th September 1896 in Vienna
Died 7th May 1984 in Vicente Lopez
Awarded the IM title in 1953 he was joint Austrian champion in 1925.
|Jul-07-05|| ||WTHarvey: Here are some mates and wins from Albert's games: http://www.wtharvey.com/beck.html|
|Jul-07-05|| ||sandyobrien: After talking with grandaunt I'm almost 90% sure that this my greatuncle.|
Some of the information she gave me was that,
- He was once Austrian champion
- Had a opening variation named after him (in a primitive non-chess way of course, but after some research I found "the Becker Defense" 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Qd5)
- Time frame of birth matched well, but she wasn't sure about his death
- Finally, the name she gave me was dead-on except she said that they used to spell Becker, "Buecker".
I'm going to see what else I can find out from other family members. Wouldn't it be exciting if one of them had kept his old chess research/notation sheets/belongings?
Anyway, stay tuned while I check some ancestry resources ;)
|Sep-05-06|| ||cu8sfan: Is he the guy who yesterday defeated Andre Agassi?|
|Sep-05-06|| ||NakoSonorense: <Is he the guy who yesterday defeated Andre Agassi?> How did you do that?? I was going to ask the exact same question! Lol|
|Sep-05-06|| ||chessmoron: No sillies, that's Benjamin Becker.|
|Jan-08-07|| ||Albertan: In 1929 Vera Menchik participated an an international tournament in Carlsbad. Albert Becker, who played in this event, said that anyone who lost to Menchik would have to be put into a Vera Menchik Club. He wanted to ridicule any master who lost to this woman. Becker was the first victim of Vera. LOL.|
|Jan-08-07|| ||WannaBe: Ahhh... thanks <Albertan>, the founding father of the 'Vera Menchik Club'!|
|Jan-08-07|| ||WannaBe: This is the game, I take it? Menchik vs A Becker, 1929|
|Jan-08-07|| ||Albertan: Your welcome WannaBe :) Yes the game you mentioned in your post is the game which caused Becker to become the first member of the Vera Menchik Club. :) It must have been something to see the expression on both players faces after Becker played the blunder 39...Rd7?? and Menchik responded with 40.e6 :)|
|Sep-05-08|| ||brankat: A very talented master and an influential theorist, particularly during the 1920s and '30s.|
|Sep-05-08|| ||brankat: From A.Becker's Biography: <He collaborated with Ernst Gruenfeld on an excellent book of the Teplitz-Schonau Tournament of 1922.>|
I think the tournament took place in 1923. Dr.Lasker was the winner.
|Sep-05-08|| ||FHBradley: Schachkongress Teplitz-Schönau took place in October 1922. The tournament which Dr. Lasker won, the first in which he participated after his defeat against Capablanca, was organized in Mährisch-Ostrau the following year.|
|Sep-05-08|| ||whiteshark: <Player of the Day: <Albert Becker>>|
|Sep-05-08|| ||Gypsy: Aparently, Euwe relyed heavily on Becker's opening files when he upstaged Alekhine in 1935.|
|Sep-15-08|| ||brankat: <FHBradley> Yes, You're right. Thanks for the correction.|
|Sep-16-08|| ||Calli: <Gypsy> Was Euwe following Becker's recommendations on the French defense? Euwe lost three of the first nine with the French and was lucky to escape with a draw in a fourth game.|
|Mar-29-09|| ||wolfmaster: So sandy, I guess you haven't found anything in 3 3/4 years about Becker?|
|Nov-12-09|| ||steunmar: The openingsystem of Albert Becker has been in the possession of The Max Euwe Center in Amsterdam (http://maxeuwe.nl), which is a museum with the chess inheritance of dr Max Euwe, and a library of 10.000 items. The Becker-archive consisted of more than 100.000 handwritten cards. If anybody (Sandy for instance) is interested, I can find out who the present owner is.|
|Sep-05-10|| ||BIDMONFA: Albert Becker|
BECKER, George Albert
|Sep-05-11|| ||whiteshark: <Player of the Day: <Albert Becker>>|
Bio in english: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert...
|Nov-05-13|| ||Karpova: Right after the Master Tournament in Bremen 1924*, Becker won a match against Heinrich Wagner with +3 -1 =4.|
From page 233 of the August 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
* see post Heinrich Wagner
|Nov-24-13|| ||Karpova: 5-Player Amateur tournament in Vienna, December 1924 (4 rounds):|
1. Prof. Becker 3.0
2-3. E Post 2.5
2-3. Dr. Gruber 2.5
4. S R Wolf 1.5
5. Schara 0.5
Post was leading througout the tournament until Becker beat him with a fine exchange sacrifice.
From pages 359-360 of the December 1924 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Apr-02-14|| ||thomastonk: <steunmar: The Becker-archive consisted of more than 100.000 handwritten cards. If anybody (Sandy for instance) is interested, I can find out who the present owner is.> I am interested in this information. Thank you in advance.|
|Oct-20-14|| ||zanzibar: For a letter Becker wrote to Otto Zander, shortly after the Austrian Anschluss, see:|