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V Berger 
Victor Berger
Number of games in database: 59
Years covered: 1923 to 1937
Overall record: +12 -32 =15 (33.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

With the White pieces:
 Orthodox Defense (6) 
    D63 D64 D67 D59
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D30 D37 D39
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A40 A50 A46 E10
 King's Indian (4) 
    E67 E94 E73
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (4) 
    B62 B56 B83 B54
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Berger vs G A Thomas, 1926 1-0
   G A Thomas vs V Berger, 1929 0-1
   E G Sergeant vs V Berger, 1927 0-1
   V Berger vs Alekhine, 1937 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1927/28 (1927)
   Hastings 1926/27 (1926)
   Margate (1937)
   London (1927)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1927/28 by suenteus po 147

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(born Jan-29-1904, died 1996, 92 years old) Ukraine (citizen of United Kingdom)

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Also known as Victor Buerger.

Wikipedia article: Victor Buerger

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Prokes vs V Berger 0-186 1923 PardubiceA06 Reti Opening
2. V Berger vs Reti  0-128 1926 Hastings 1926/27E73 King's Indian
3. V Berger vs G A Thomas  1-021 1926 Hastings 1926/27D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. V Berger vs Colle  0-152 1926 Hastings 2627D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
5. V Berger vs G Norman  0-140 1926 Hastings 1926/27A52 Budapest Gambit
6. Yates vs V Berger  1-029 1926 Hastings 1926/27B83 Sicilian
7. V Berger vs Vidmar  0-163 1927 LondonD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. V Berger vs Tartakower  0-156 1927 Hastings 1926/27D59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
9. V Berger vs Yates  0-150 1927 LondonA50 Queen's Pawn Game
10. V Berger vs Tartakower  ½-½32 1927 LondonA80 Dutch
11. V Berger vs R P Michell  1-043 1927 Hastings 1927/28A25 English
12. A Teller vs V Berger  0-148 1927 Hastings 1926/27D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. W Fairhurst vs V Berger  0-145 1927 LondonE16 Queen's Indian
14. W Winter vs V Berger  1-049 1927 LondonE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
15. R P Michell vs V Berger  0-130 1927 Hastings 1926/27D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Reti vs V Berger  1-032 1927 LondonA15 English
17. V Berger vs Bogoljubov  ½-½32 1927 LondonD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. V Berger vs Colle  0-152 1927 Hastings 1926/27D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
19. Marshall vs V Berger  1-030 1927 LondonD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. V Berger vs Colle ½-½38 1927 LondonD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. V Berger vs Nimzowitsch  0-150 1927 London, EnglandA34 English, Symmetrical
22. E G Sergeant vs V Berger  0-132 1927 Hastings 1926/27B07 Pirc
23. V Berger vs G A Thomas  1-031 1927 LondonD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Nimzowitsch vs V Berger 1-061 1927 LondonA16 English
25. Yates vs V Berger 0-139 1927 Hastings 1927/28C01 French, Exchange
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 59  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-11-05  Fr. T: See for a photo of a young Victor Berger with some legendary names. Occasionally, Victor's last name appears as Buerger.
May-03-08  Wone Jone: I take it this isn't the Victor Berger who was a Socialist congressman from Wisconsin in the 1920's. Or is it?
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  Karpova: <Buerger, der Ideenreiche

Als wichtigste Eigenschaft jedes jungen Talents ist vielleicht das selbstständige Denken zu betrachten und in dieser Beziehung hat gerade der Russo-Engländer Victor Buerger in seiner noch kurzen und durch anderweitige Verwendung vielfach abgelenkten Laufbahn bereits mehrere Proben selbstständiger Schachauffassung gegeben.>

(Buerger, the imaginative

Discrete thinking is to be regarded as the most important trait of a young talent, and especially in this respect did the Russo-Englishman Victor Buerger in his still short, and by ulterior use multiple times distracted, career, given several examples of autonomous chess conception)


(1) 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.Nc3 c6 7.Qb3 V Berger vs G A Thomas, 1926

(2) 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bb3 V Berger vs G A Thomas, 1927

(3) 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 c5 6.d5 exd5 7.Ng5 (7...Be7 8.Nc3 0-0 9.0-0 Na6 10.Nh3)

Source: Pages 15-15 of Dr. S G Tartakower, "Neue Schachsterne", Vienna, 1935

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  Karpova: Two tournament successes:

London, September 1926: Fred Dewhirst Yates

London, October 1926: Fred Dewhirst Yates

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