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G Burgess 
Photograph copyright © 2001 Helen Milligan of New Zealand Chess  
Graham Burgess
Number of games in database: 37
Years covered: 1985 to 2003
Last FIDE rating: 2265
Highest rating achieved in database: 2292
Overall record: +9 -21 =7 (33.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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GRAHAM BURGESS
(born Feb-24-1968, 46 years old) United Kingdom

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Graham K Burgess was awarded his FM title at the age of 20. From the May 18-21, 1994 at the London Chess Centre he set a world record for playing marathon blitz chess, scoring (+431, =25, -54) in the 510 games played. He is also a noted and prolific chess author.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Burgess vs J Anderson 1-034 1985 ?A67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
2. G Burgess vs Khalifman 0-127 1985 Groningen (Netherlands)A15 English
3. G Burgess vs Hebden  1-041 1989 Ch-ENG Plymouth E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
4. G Burgess vs N Katishonok 1-041 1989 Vosu opA57 Benko Gambit
5. G Burgess vs Adams  0-140 1989 London LloydsE12 Queen's Indian
6. Speelman vs G Burgess  1-053 1989 London (England)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. Clark vs G Burgess 0-128 1989 Weymouth OpenB03 Alekhine's Defense
8. G Burgess vs W Watson 0-139 1989 ?E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
9. G Burgess vs Anand  ½-½28 1990 PrestwichA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
10. G Burgess vs C Beaumont  0-134 1990 Aarhus int-AA57 Benko Gambit
11. Adams vs G Burgess  1-027 1990 ManchesterB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
12. A Galliamova vs G Burgess  1-038 1990 Prestwich A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. Sherzer vs G Burgess 1-022 1990 Prestwich (England)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
14. D Norwood vs G Burgess  ½-½58 1990 Prestwich (England)A00 Uncommon Opening
15. I Sokolov vs G Burgess  1-040 1991 Politiken CupE81 King's Indian, Samisch
16. I Novikov vs G Burgess  1-027 1991 SommerskakE70 King's Indian
17. K Berg vs G Burgess  ½-½29 1991 SommerskakE97 King's Indian
18. J Sorensen vs G Burgess  1-042 1991 SommerskakB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. N Illijin vs G Burgess 0-125 1992 Biel MTO opB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
20. J D Tisdall vs G Burgess  1-029 1995 Gausdal Troll MastersE92 King's Indian
21. K Gvein vs G Burgess  0-142 1995 Gausdal Troll MastersE83 King's Indian, Samisch
22. DeFirmian vs G Burgess 1-034 1995 Gausdal (Norway)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. G Burgess vs Fritz 1-027 1996 LondonD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
24. Martin vs G Burgess 0-142 1996 British League (4NCL)A00 Uncommon Opening
25. J Parker vs G Burgess  1-029 1996 BCF Team Ch 9697 (4NCL)E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
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May-13-05  aw1988: Ok, seriously, Knight13, we know chess4games is you. Now stop it.

On another note, what's this about marathon blitz?

May-14-05  WorldChampeen: The book he authored "The Mammoth Chess Book" is published also as "Chess Strategy and Tactics"; the only thing is games and openings are indexed, but if I want to reread the part about "Marathon Blitz"??

I believe, it was 500 games, in 3 days and he had to win at least 75% for it to be a record, Guiness or whatever, and he won about 85%. Exclan Book. (500 @ 5 minutes each); I read it the other day, so if I find the exact quote, I will type it in.

Dec-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: I have a great little opening manual by Burgess called "The Nescafé(™) Frappe Attack" -- it outlines an absolutely outrageous way for White to go ballistic against anybody who plays the Benko gambit. The mainline goes: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. Nc3 axb5 6. e4 b4 7. Nb5 d6 8. Bc4 g6 9. e5 dxe5 10. d6 exd6 11. Bg5


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White is down two pawns, but Black's problems seem almost unsurmountable. It's a great book that got me studying this very tactical opening for a long time. In the end I concluded what Burgess concluded years after the booklet was published: that the Nescafé Frappe Attack is "not quite sound." Still, I think it's perfectly playable anywhere below GM level as the problems black faces OTB are such a headache.

More info: Opening Explorer

P.S. Somebody must be wondering by now, "Nescafé Frappe? What the...?" The only thing Burgess says about it is that it was named thusly for "obscure reasons." In my mind's eye I imagine a late night analysis session fueled by coffee, and when the coffee ran out, the players turned to a rusty old can of powdered caffeine.

Dec-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: <Sneaky> Thanks for that. I had never heard of this before. Seems like a good weapon to play against Benko players.
Dec-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: It is a good weapon because it takes the Benko player out of their game. Benko players tend to be endgame oriented positional players. They aren't interesting in mating attacks--just a way to ground you down into a losing endgame. They are normally the kind of person who is afraid of gambits (both offering and accepting) but they make an exception for the Benko Gambit because they've discovered how it's virtually impossible for White to hang onto his material.

With the Frappe Attack you throw the gauntlet back to Black, and make him make the difficult decisions.

What's more, if Black tries to deviate early from the mainline, there are wonderfully sharp attacking lines. I won a tournament game once in under 20 moves, by making bold pawn pushes in the center which pushed Black right off the board. If I can dig it up I'll put it on the Benko Gambit (A57) page.

Dec-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: Ok, thanks. I hope you can find the game.
Dec-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: I came up with it, go look Benko Gambit (A57)
Dec-08-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  KingG: <Sneaky> Ok, thanks for the game.
Feb-24-06  BIDMONFA: Graham Burgess

BURGESS, Graham
http://www.bidmonfa.com/burgess_gra...
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Oct-30-06  mack: Graham will no doubt be delighted that his Mammoth Book of Chess featured quite a bit in one episode of Neighbours last week.
Oct-25-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Could someone please post the <PGN> for the game <Ilijin-Burgess 0-1 Biel Chess Festival 1992>?

Thanks

Oct-26-08  GeauxCool: pgn - The Kibitzer's Café
Oct-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <GeauxCool: pgn - The Kibitzer's Café>

Thanks.

Where did you find it?

Oct-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <notyetagm> <GeauxCool> Can one of you upload it to the DB please.
Oct-26-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <Benzol: <notyetagm> <GeauxCool> Can one of you upload it to the DB please.>

Just did.

Oct-27-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: <notyetagm> Thanks.

:)

Nov-01-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <Benzol: <notyetagm> Thanks.>

You're welcome.

Now give it a few weeks before the game appears in the database.

I really wish <CG.COM> would streamline the procedure of admitting games into their database when they are submitted by a trustworthy member of the site, which I believe I am.

Feb-24-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: author of chess books...Graham Burgess.

happy birthday! more books to come..

Oct-22-11  BobCrisp: Wow, didn't he get fat?
Oct-22-11  BobCrisp: He could be <Mig Greengard>'s body double. His hair went north as his belly went south.
Oct-23-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Was this the guy who defected to the Russians, along with Kim Philby and Guy McClean? MI-5 needs to find these people quicker.
Oct-23-11  BobCrisp: I think being forced to live the rest of your life in the Soviet Union was punishment enough.
Jan-26-12  bebopj: I'm just getting back into chess, after dabbling in it on and off over the years, and I find Burgess' Tactics & Strategy book (aka Mammoth Book of Chess) an enormous help. Currently working through his chapter on openings.

Highly recommended for a beginner.

Aug-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: US NM Jon Burgess has passed away at age 35.
Jul-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I highly recommend his book <The Quickest Chess Victories of All Time>. You can buy it cheap on Amazon from various sellers. Entertaining games; playing through them will teach you a ton about the openings and tactics. Seriously, everyone should get this book.
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