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|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:|
|Jun-06-18|| ||mulde: Here we go with a game of some today's importance: |
[White "Becker, Albert"]
[Black "Schara, Heinrich Georg Julius von Hennig"]
[Opening "Sicilian: Nimzovich-Rubinstein, Rubinstein counter-gambit"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nc3 e6 5. d4 Nc6 6. Nxd5 exd5 7. dxc5 Bxc5 8.
Qxd5 Qa5+ 9. Qd2 Qc7 10. Qg5 O-O 11. Bf4 Qb6 12. O-O-O Bxf2 13. Bd3 h6 14. Qf5
g6 15. Qe4 d5 16. exd6 Nb4 17. Bxh6 Nxa2+ 18. Kd2 Bf5 19. Qf4 Be3+ 20. Qxe3 Qa5+
21. c3 Nxc3 22. bxc3 Rfe8 23. Ra1 Rxe3 24. Rxa5 Rxd3+ 25. Ke2 Rxd6 26. Be3 b6
27. Re5 Bd3+ 28. Kf2 a5 29. Bd4 a4 30. Ra1 a3 31. Rxa3 1-0
And we see in addition, the "Schara-Hennig-Gambit" is a bit confusing because Schara Hennig etc. is only one single person!
|Jun-06-18|| ||Telemus: <mulde> The game you posted is Albert Becker vs Anton Schara, Vienna, 8 Dec 1924 according to ChessBase.|
<And we see in addition, the "Schara-Hennig-Gambit" is a bit confusing because Schara Hennig etc. is only one single person!>
Tim Harding wrote in Kibitzer 37 this:
On the continent of Europe the name of Schara is often given first and Eric
Schiller's 1992 monograph is entitled "Von Hennig-Schara
Gambit" which is perhaps strictly correct. He says that "Schara was
the first to do any serious analysis of the line and Von Hennig
introduced it into serious tournament play." Schiller has a game
from him played in 1929.
<Anton Schara> used the gambit to defeat Ernst Gruenfeld in a short
game played in Vienna in 1918 which isn't in Schiller's booklet.
Perhaps it wasn't a serious game but here it is: 1 d4 d5 2 c4 e6 3
Nc3 c5 4 cxd5 cxd4 5 Qxd4 Nc6 6 Qd1 exd5 7 Qxd5 Bd6 8 Bg5
Nge7 9 Qd2 f6 10 Bh4 Qb6! 11 Nf3 (11 Qxd6? Qxb2) 11...Bb4 12
e3 Bf5 13 Bc4 Na5 14 Bd3 Rd8 15 Nd4 Nac6 16 Nxf5? Nxf5 17
Bg3 Nxg3 18 hxg3 Ne5 19 Bb5+ Qxb5 0-1.
The game won by the other author of the gambit went as follows. J.
Benzinger - <Heinrich von Hennig> Duisburg II, 1929 1 d4 d5 2 c4
e6 3 Nc3 c5 The Tarrasch Defence, but with a twist in mind... 4
cxd5 cxd4!? Instead of the standard recapture. [...]
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