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Amos Burn
Number of games in database: 461
Years covered: 1866 to 1912

Overall record: +191 -146 =122 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 2 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C77 C67 C65 C79 C66
 Orthodox Defense (36) 
    D60 D50 D63 D52 D55
 Queen's Gambit Declined (29) 
    D31 D37 D35
 French Defense (15) 
    C01 C11 C10 C00 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 D05 D04 A40
 Tarrasch Defense (14) 
    D32 D33 D34
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (52) 
    C11 C02 C00 C14 C01
 Ruy Lopez (49) 
    C67 C84 C65 C77 C79
 French (34) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 D00 D05 A46 A45
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D60 D55 D61 D63 D52
 Vienna Opening (11) 
    C29 C26 C25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Burn vs Owen, 1898 1-0
   E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 0-1
   NN vs Burn, 1866 0-1
   Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 0-1
   Burn vs Owen, 1874 1-0
   Burn vs Owen, 1884 1-0
   Blackburne vs Burn, 1870 0-1
   Burn vs Alekhine, 1911 1-0
   Burn vs O Chajes, 1911 1-0
   Burn vs E Cohn, 1912 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Amsterdam (1889)
   Breslau (1889)
   11th DSB Kongress, Cologne (1898)
   Munich (1900)
   Paris (1900)
   Ostend (Championship) (1907)
   6th American Chess Congress (1889)
   Vienna (1898)
   Berlin (1897)
   Ostend (1905)
   Frankfurt (1887)
   Hastings (1895)
   18th DSB Kongress (1912)
   Barmen Meisterturnier A (1905)
   Karlsbad (1911)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   New York 1889 by suenteus po 147
   Vienna 1898 by JoseTigranTalFischer
   Vienna 1898 by suenteus po 147

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(born Dec-31-1848, died Nov-25-1925, 76 years old) United Kingdom

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Amos Burn was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. He learned how to play chess at age sixteen. In 1886 he was 1st= with Joseph Henry Blackburne at London but lost the play-off. He was 1st at Nottingham 1886 , 1st= with Isidor Gunsberg at London 1887, 1st at Amsterdam 1889 and 2nd after Siegbert Tarrasch at Breslau 1889. His best result was at Cologne 1898: 1st ahead of Rudolf Rezso Charousek, Wilhelm Steinitz, Mikhail Chigorin and Carl Schlechter. In 1886 he drew two matches, one against Henry Edward Bird (+9, =0, -9) and one against George Henry Mackenzie (+4, =2, -4). In 1913, he became chess editor of 'The Field', a post he held until his death in 1925.

notes: Amos played consultation chess on the teams of Burn / Steinitz / Zukertort & A Burn + J Mieses.

Wikipedia article: Amos Burn

Last updated: 2019-12-14 13:57:31

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 461  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. NN vs Burn 0-1151866EnglandC60 Ruy Lopez
2. Burn vs A Steinkuehler 1-0251869Liverpool CC - Manchester CC mC21 Center Game
3. Blackburne vs Burn 0-1171870Casual gameC60 Ruy Lopez
4. Burn vs J Wisker ½-½591870BCA-03 Challenge Cup play-offC25 Vienna
5. J Wisker vs Burn 1-0571870BCA-03 Challenge Cup play-offC60 Ruy Lopez
6. Burn vs De Vere 0-1161870City of London CC Handicap tC01 French, Exchange
7. Burn vs J Watkinson  1-0301871BradfordC25 Vienna
8. Burn vs E Frankenstein 0-1331871LondonC51 Evans Gambit
9. Burn vs T H Archdall 0-11418734th C.C.A. CongressC01 French, Exchange
10. Burn vs Owen 1-0341874Liverpool mA00 Uncommon Opening
11. Burn vs Owen 1-0141874Liverpool mB07 Pirc
12. Burn vs Owen 0-1261874Liverpool mC00 French Defense
13. Owen vs Burn 0-1411874Liverpool mA28 English
14. Burn vs Owen 0-1241874Liverpool mB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. Owen vs Burn 1-0501874Liverpool mA00 Uncommon Opening
16. Owen vs Burn 1-0321874Liverpool mA07 King's Indian Attack
17. Owen vs Burn 0-1181874Liverpool MatchD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. A Skipworth vs Burn 0-1361875Challenge CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. Burn vs W Hunter 1-0301875Challenge CupC41 Philidor Defense
20. Burn vs W Wayte  1-0291876CheltenhamC77 Ruy Lopez
21. Burn vs Owen  1-0361876Challenge CupC00 French Defense
22. Burn vs A Steinkuehler  1-0291883Liverpool-ManchesterA00 Uncommon Opening
23. Burn vs Owen 1-0401884LiverpoolA04 Reti Opening
24. Owen vs Burn 0-1341886NottinghamC67 Ruy Lopez
25. Bird vs Burn 1-0291886MatchC33 King's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 461  PGN Download
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Feb-09-18  TheFocus: <MissScarlett: Was he some sort of radical or non-conformist? Has anyone seen a photo of him wearing a tie?>

He wore tie-dyed shirts before they became fashionable.*

* (This statement is unproven and probably false as well.)

Feb-09-18  zanzibar: Huh?

Feb-09-18  zanzibar: This is a good illustration to tie on(*) with the other one:

(*) They don't call me Captain Obvious for nuthin!


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  MissScarlett: This man shamed Britain attending important international tournaments without a tie:

We can only be grateful that the imperious Blackburne was present to redress the balance.

Feb-09-18  zanzibar: There's one in every crowd:

Though perhaps Burn started a new fashion trend?

Or should that be, maintained a tradition the others abandoned?

Feb-09-18  TheFocus: <MissScarlett: This man shamed Britain attending important international tournaments without a tie>

Another rumor, started just now by me, was that Amos also didn't wear socks.

Feb-09-18  zborris8: <Amos also didn't wear socks> Yes, I read that somewhere.
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  offramp: I am at the moment watching a film called <Terror in the Wax Museum>.

It is set in Victorian London, even though it has an all-American cast (apart from Elsa Lanchester, she's from Manchester).

The great Broderick Crawford is in it. He plays a guy named Amos Burn s.

And there is weird, deformed sidekick called <Karkov>. I bet he has the first name Anatoly, if he was ever given a first name.

It's a not very horrific horror film with lots of stars and it is camper than RuPaul's Mazda Bongo.

Aug-10-18  Howard: Amos didn't wear socks? I wonder if that doorstop-sized book on him (which I have) mentions that.

Charles Nelson Reilly, incidentally, also didn't wear them from what I've heard.

Aug-10-18  JimNorCal: Can a chain of chess player names be made such that the initials follow the alphabet?

AB Amos Burn
CD Chakk Deepan
EF Ernst Falkbeer

I foresee difficulties ...

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  MissScarlett: No tie, no socks....did Amos Burn <go commando>?
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  WannaBe: GH Ghazal Hakimifard
IJ Ivan Jakic
KL Kjell Lien
MN Myo Niang
OP Oliver Paez
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  MissScarlett: West London Observer, November 27th 1925, p.9:

<Mr. Amos Burn, 76, the well-known chess master, died suddenly at his flat at Brook Green, Hammersmith, on Wednesday morning. The previous evening he entertained a friend to supper and a discussion of chess problems. After the meal the two men were chatting together when Mr. Burn put his hand to his head and said, "What a pain I have got here." Rising from his chair, he staggered and would have fallen into the fire had not his friend been quick enough to save him. A doctor, resident in the same block of flats, was immediately called, and found that Mr. Burn was suffering from a stroke. His friend remained with him during the night, but Mr. Burn's condition was hopeless, and he passed away at 2 p.m.>

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  Paint My Dragon: <died ... on Wednesday morning ... at 2 p.m.>

Shouldn't that be 2 a.m.?

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  MissScarlett: I had noted the discrepancy (naturally, the mistake was not mine), but was unsure where the error lay. Perhaps <2 p.m. [sic]> was in order.
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  offramp: How about
Rabeea Qasim Mohammed Al-Qazzaz as "Qasim Rabeea". Oherwise this might be an insurmountable hurdle.
Aug-13-18  morfishine: ST = Sam Tankland
Aug-13-18  morfishine: For "UV": Uriel Capo Vidal
Uriel Capo Vidal
Aug-13-18  morfishine: For "WX": Wu Xibin

Wu Xibin

Aug-13-18  morfishine: For "QR": Quincy Redmon (Wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins who plays chess from time-to-time)


Aug-13-18  morfishine: A better ST = Sergei Tiviakov

Sergei Tiviakov

Aug-13-18  Cibator: Savielly Tartakower, surely? (To be fair, he changed his forename to Xavier after taking up residence in France).
Aug-13-18  Cibator: Found someone called Quincey Redmond at, but at a rating of 833 his games are unlikely to feature on here for a while.

Irishman Rory Quinn would fit, but only if he wrote his names the other way round, Chinese style.

There's also a Quentin Rashad Chess to be found on Facebook, though that appears to be his full name.

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  Pyrandus: "Amos" = echte jüdische Name!
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  MissScarlett: 900 games in the Forster volume(s) - 450 here....ffs!
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