|Sep-11-05|| ||Fr. T: See http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/britbase/... 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?|
|Oct-16-13|| ||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
|Oct-17-13|| ||Karpova: Two tournament successes:
London, September 1926: Fred Dewhirst Yates
London, October 1926: Fred Dewhirst Yates
|Oct-03-15|| ||zanzibar: As noted in the bio, his name is sometimes <Buerger>, and <MillBase> sometimes has him as <Burger>.|
|Oct-03-15|| ||Retireborn: <z> He was certainly Buerger in old tournament books (eg London 1927) that I used to own, but Chessbase consistently has him as Berger.|
Edward Winter refers to him as Buerger (later Berger) - the implication is he changed the spelling of his name somewhere in the 30s or 40s, perhaps to avoid anti-German hostility.
|Oct-03-15|| ||zanzibar: Thanks for the tip, <rborn>, Winter mentions him (via Horowitz & Reinfeld's book) in CN #6387|
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... (scroll down)
<He was the subject of a tribute article by William Winter on pages 302-305 of CHESS, 14 April 1936, which included Buerger’s win over Bogoljubow at Scarborough, 1927 and referred to his victories against Colle and Réti. It was noted too that ‘Buerger, der Ideenreiche’ was Tartakower’s phrase in Neue Schachsterne (Vienna, 1935); see pages 14-18, which include Buerger’s short victory over Sir George Thomas at Hastings, 1926-27.>
BTW- ‘Buerger, der Ideenreiche’ translates into ‘Citizen who Imaginative’
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Though he may have changed his name at some point in his life, it seems that during his active chess-playing career (at least up to 1937) he was known as Buerger in all contemporaneous reporting I've seen (counter-examples welcome).
Even Winter refers to him as Buerger. I feel that <CG> should do the same.
|Oct-03-15|| ||zanzibar: Correction to the above, Winter uses Chernev's <Wonders and Curiosities of Chess> and other sources.|
Though the multiple blunders of the Buerger--Alekhine (Margate 1937) game do feature in H & R's "Chess Traps, Pitfalls, & Swindles".
|Nov-26-16|| ||Retireborn: The latest iteration of Chessbase Playerbase now calls him Victor Buerger, seemingly to distinguish him from another Victor Berger who had Swiss nationality.|
|Nov-26-16|| ||zanzibar: Wonder where/when that photo of him (pictured above) is from?|
Wherein he is listed as Buerger, circa 1937, the last year where <CG> has his games.
|Nov-26-16|| ||zanzibar: Glad to hear of <CB>'s recent "improvements".|
|Nov-26-16|| ||JimNorCal: Mr Buerger provided substantial motivation for GM Ray Keene to author a tournament book on London 1927.
Terrific book, fascinating hyper modern chess, highly recommended.|