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.
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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
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54
|Jul-08-15|| ||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|| ||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.>>
(ed- PP added)
|Jan-25-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Robert Brien!!|
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