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Robert Barnett Brien
  
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1851 to 1858

Overall record: +21 -20 =13 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Philidor's Defense (4) 
    C41
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C00
 King's Pawn Game (6) 
    C44 C20
 Ruy Lopez (4) 
    C65 C64 C67
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Brien vs Falkbeer, 1855 1-0
   V Green vs R Brien, 1856 1/2-1/2
   R Brien vs S Boden, 1851 1-0
   R Brien vs Bird, 1858 1-0
   R Brien vs F G Janssens, 1854 1-0


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ROBERT BARNETT BRIEN
(born Jan-25-1827, died Jun-09-1873, 46 years old) United Kingdom

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Editor of The Chess Player’s Chronicle after Howard Staunton.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Boden vs R Brien  1-0471851London PTC21 Center Game
2. R Brien vs S Boden  0-1411851ProvincialC41 Philidor Defense
3. R Brien vs S Boden 1-0111851LondonC01 French, Exchange
4. S Boden vs R Brien  ½-½411851ProvincialC50 Giuoco Piano
5. R Brien vs J Trelawney  1-0401851ProvincialC00 French Defense
6. J Trelawney vs R Brien  0-1431851ProvincialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. W Hodges vs R Brien  ½-½331851London Provincial playoff 3plD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. R Brien vs W Hodges 0-1281851London Provincial playoff 3plB20 Sicilian
9. W Hodges vs R Brien  0-1291851London Provincial playoff 3plD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
10. R Brien vs W Hodges  0-1521851London Provincial playoff 3plD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. R Brien vs F G Janssens 0-1201854London mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
12. F G Janssens vs R Brien  0-1401854London mC44 King's Pawn Game
13. R Brien vs F G Janssens  1-0501854London mB20 Sicilian
14. R Brien vs F G Janssens  ½-½471854London mA20 English
15. F G Janssens vs R Brien  ½-½401854London mC44 King's Pawn Game
16. R Brien vs F G Janssens  0-1211854London mB20 Sicilian
17. F G Janssens vs R Brien  1-0511854London mC44 King's Pawn Game
18. R Brien vs F G Janssens  ½-½291854London mA22 English
19. F G Janssens vs R Brien  0-1241854London mC44 King's Pawn Game
20. R Brien vs F G Janssens  ½-½341854London mC53 Giuoco Piano
21. F G Janssens vs R Brien  0-1641854London mC44 King's Pawn Game
22. R Brien vs F G Janssens 1-0271854London mA04 Reti Opening
23. F G Janssens vs R Brien  0-1621854London mC39 King's Gambit Accepted
24. Falkbeer vs R Brien 1-01918555C27 Vienna Game
25. Zytogorski vs R Brien  0-1271855Kling's Coffee HouseC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: According to Tim Harding this gentleman published under the pseudonym <Oxoniensis> before becoming editor:

See refs cited here:

Daniel Harrwitz (kibitz #41)

And also <SBC> BCM reference mentioned here:

Oxoniensis (kibitz #7)

Jul-08-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Delta, writing about Staunton in the 1891 BCM v11, p456

<Staunton was not by any means a slow player, though at times I have seen him take half-an-hour over a move in the crisis of the game. I did not object to that at all. He found fault with me that I played far too fast, so fast, indeed that I did not give hime time enough to excogitate some of his ideas. We, <mirabile dictu>, had never the slightest "passage at arms" at chess, such as he often had with Williams and others. I thought very highly of him and cherish his memory as that of one of the brightest men whom I have ever known, either inside or outside of Great Britain.

<His great bottle holder about A.D. 1853, &c., was Brien, who as "Oxoniensis," wrote many elaborate but foolish letters in support of his patron. I tried but in vain to stop the publication of some of these, as they were so grossly personal and injurious to our champion's fair fame.>>

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Jan-25-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Robert Brien!!
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