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🏆 Hamburg (1885) Chess Event Description
The 4th Deutscher Schachkongress took place in Hamburg in 1885. It included the 4th Meisterturnier (master's tournament) organized by the Deutscher Schachbund (DSB); the first three were ... [more]

Player: Johann Nepomuk Berger

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J N Berger vs J Minckwitz  ½-½261885HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
2. J N Berger vs W Paulsen ½-½491885HamburgB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Max Weiss vs J N Berger  ½-½311885HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Blackburne vs J N Berger ½-½511885HamburgC44 King's Pawn Game
5. Von Gottschall vs J N Berger  ½-½241885HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Mackenzie vs J N Berger  ½-½501885HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. A Schottlaender vs J N Berger  ½-½191885HamburgC49 Four Knights
8. J Noa vs J N Berger  ½-½251885HamburgC50 Giuoco Piano
9. J N Berger vs Taubenhaus 0-1741885HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Gunsberg vs J N Berger  0-1531885HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
11. J N Berger vs F Riemann  ½-½241885HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
12. J N Berger vs Tarrasch ½-½421885HamburgB25 Sicilian, Closed
13. J N Berger vs J Mason ½-½251885HamburgC11 French
14. J N Berger vs Bird ½-½731885HamburgB25 Sicilian, Closed
15. E Schallopp vs J N Berger 1-0801885HamburgC45 Scotch Game
16. J N Berger vs M Bier ½-½251885HamburgC00 French Defense
17. J N Berger vs Englisch  ½-½161885HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-12-16  zanzibar: RE: missing Blackburne // Mason game:

<Even tournament books can be unreliable sources. The game that Blackburne lost to James Mason at Hamburg in 1885 is not in the book of the 4th German Federation Congress; the editors included a Blackburne win from another tournament by mistake. The correct game is still being sought.>

Apr-24-16  zanzibar: From the intro:

<Gunsberg proved himself here and later that he was one of the best chess players in the world in the 19th century>

Seems a bit too much of a claim. See here:

No Gunsberg.

Maybe it the claim were restricted a little to less than the entire 18th century:

Apr-24-16  zanzibar: Concerning the supposedly misattributed Mason--Blackburne game referred to in the 1st comment...

I'm curious, why didn't Harding say what tournament the game given in the Hamburg TB really belonged to?

Does anybody know?

And, given that the game presumably reflects a Mason--Blackburne encounter, if we don't know its proper attribution, what do we do with it?

Apr-25-16  zanzibar: Strike the above question, <Tab> answered it here:

Blackburne vs J Mason, 1885 (kibitz #7)

The game originally published in the <Hamburg (1885)> has the colors right, but the wrong result, since it belonged to the <Hereford (1885)> tournament. According to Harding, the only other complete source is <C-M v7 p40-41>. The Field also published the finish.

Still, I think Harding might include the above on the webpage, in addition to his Blackburne book.

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