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Amos Burn
Burn 
 
Number of games in database: 473
Years covered: 1866 to 1920

Overall record: +198 -152 =120 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C77 C67 C65 C79 C66
 Orthodox Defense (37) 
    D60 D50 D63 D52 D55
 Queen's Gambit Declined (30) 
    D31 D37 D35
 French Defense (17) 
    C01 C11 C10 C00 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 D05 D04 A40
 Tarrasch Defense (14) 
    D32 D33 D34
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (52) 
    C11 C02 C00 C14 C01
 Ruy Lopez (50) 
    C67 C84 C65 C77 C79
 French (34) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 D05 D00 A46 D04
 Orthodox Defense (11) 
    D60 D55 D61 D52 D63
 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
   Chigorin vs Burn, 1905 0-1
   NN vs Burn, 1866 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)
   Berlin (1897)
   Vienna (1898)
   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 suenteus po 147
   Vienna 1898 by JoseTigranTalFischer


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AMOS BURN
(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 http://www.thechesslibrary.com/file... , 1st= with Isidor Gunsberg at London 1887 http://www.thechesslibrary.com/file..., 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 473  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. Burn vs De Vere  1-0281870Casual gameC51 Evans Gambit
4. Blackburne vs Burn 0-1171870Casual gameC60 Ruy Lopez
5. Burn vs J Wisker ½-½591870BCA-03 Challenge Cup play-offC25 Vienna
6. J Wisker vs Burn 1-0571870BCA-03 Challenge Cup play-offC60 Ruy Lopez
7. Burn vs De Vere 0-1161870City of London CC Handicap tC01 French, Exchange
8. De Vere vs Burn  1-0411870City of London CC Handicap tC51 Evans Gambit
9. Burn vs E Frankenstein 0-1331871LondonC51 Evans Gambit
10. Burn vs J Watkinson  1-0301871BradfordC25 Vienna
11. Burn vs T H Archdall 0-11418734th C.C.A. CongressC01 French, Exchange
12. Burn vs Owen 0-1231873Casual gameA30 English, Symmetrical
13. Burn vs Owen 1-0141874Burn - Owen mB07 Pirc
14. Burn vs Owen 0-1241874Burn - Owen mB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
15. Owen vs Burn 1-0321874Burn - Owen mA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Burn vs J Allaire  0-1221874Casual gameC01 French, Exchange
17. A Skipworth vs Burn 0-1361875Challenge CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
18. Burn vs W Hunter 1-0301875Challenge CupC41 Philidor Defense
19. Owen vs Burn 0-1181875Burn - Owen mD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
20. Owen vs Burn 0-1211875Casual gameD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. Owen vs Burn 1-0501875Burn - Owen mA00 Uncommon Opening
22. Owen vs Burn 0-1411875Burn - Owen mA28 English
23. Burn vs Owen 1-0341876Burn - Owen mA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Burn vs Owen 0-1261876Burn - Owen mC00 French Defense
25. Burn vs W Wayte  1-0291876CheltenhamC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 473  PGN Download
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Aug-11-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Aug-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: How about
QR
Rabeea Qasim Mohammed Al-Qazzaz as "Qasim Rabeea". Oherwise this might be an insurmountable hurdle.
ST
UV
WX
YZ
Aug-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: ST = Sam Tankland
Aug-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: For "UV": Uriel Capo Vidal
Uriel Capo Vidal
Aug-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: For "WX": Wu Xibin

Wu Xibin

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

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl...

*****

Aug-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  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 Chess-DB.com, 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.

Jun-26-19  Pyrandus: "Amos" = echte jüdische Name!
Sep-09-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: 900 games in the Forster volume(s) - 450 here....ffs!
Feb-15-20  shallowred: Pillsbury said Burn was 'a man without nerves'.

Here is proof:

He started off his match with Mackenzie (career record of 64.8%) down 4 losses (5 wins takes the match) and ended with 4 wins 4 losses and 2 draws.

People say 'When you get knocked down... get back up!'

What I am interested in is this: what do your eyes look like when you get back up?

Does your opponent see your self-pity reflecting in your eyes?

Or (when your head rises and lids open) does he see cold steel.

Feb-15-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Pillsbury said Burn was 'a man without nerves'.

Here is proof:>

A source would be preferable!

Feb-15-20  shallowred: My source is the very book from your Sep-09-19 post: 'Amos Burn a Chess Biography' by Forster, bottom of page 891.

Most of the Burn / Mackenzie match can be found here in Chessgames.com, but not all of the games show up.

Not only did Burn and Mackenzie play evenly in the match, but they had a dead even career head-to-head record: 5 wins each and 3 draws.

Burn had a winning record against Pillsbury: 2 wins 2 draws and 1 loss.

Kibitzers wonder where Burn got is high career scores (50% against the worlds best and 75% against National Masters), because they only look at his chess moves. Look deeper. Look at his character. Fortune favors the brave.

Feb-16-20  shallowred: Pillsbury witnessed Burn's equanimity first-hand in their game played at Paris in 1900. In that key game his approach seems to have been to test Burn's nerves; only to find iron.
Feb-16-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <My source is the very book from your Sep-09-19 post: 'Amos Burn a Chess Biography' by Forster, bottom of page 891.>

I'm supposed to commit 900 pages to memory!?

<Most of the Burn / Mackenzie match can be found here in Chessgames.com, but not all of the games show up.>

You know what to do then.... PGN Upload Utility

Feb-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, December 15th 1888, p.364:

<The following is Mr. Blackburne's record during the last two or three weeks :- At Liverpool he conducted 22 games simultaneously, of which he won 18, drew 3, and lost 1 to Mr. Amos Burn. At the British Chess Club he played 8 games blindfolded, winning 5 and drawing 3; amongst his opponents being several of the strongest amateurs, Messrs. Locock, Hunter, Busse, and Michael. On 3rd December, at Huntingdon, he encountered 17 players, and defeated all of them in less than two hours. On the 5th December, at Huntingdon, he played 8 games blindfold, of which he won 6 and drew 2; and on the next day he visited Norwich and conducted 29 games against 29 players, and in less than four hours he finished all the games, winning 26 and drawing 3. Truly a marvellous record. The champion has out-Blackburned Blackburne. Of the 88 games played on five different occasions and in the course of a fortnight he won 76, drew 11, and lost 1. Lost 1, be it observed! And to whom? To Mr. A. Burn, of Liverpool. Now, Mr. Burn is a well-known "master," quite competent to cope on even terms with Mr. Blackburne, and yet to show his respect and admiration for the "simultaneous" performer, he condescended to form one of the twenty-nine [sic] who were arrayed against Blackburne. This was about the greatest compliment one master could pay to another, and bespeaks on the part of Mr. Burn a humility and a magnanimity not always conspicuous in chess champions.>

Feb-17-20  Nosnibor: <shallowred> Burn did not achieve an even score against Blackburne.In their meetings he lost by 6 wins to 7 losses and 8 draws Discounting of course the blindfold game which he won whilst Blackburne was playing 7 other games!
Feb-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Pillsbury said Burn was 'a man without nerves'.>

I say Burn was a man without neckties.

Feb-17-20  shallowred: Blackburne was an amazing talent. Similar to Pillsbury he had an incredible mind, and I am a big fan of those players. I am also impressed that Burn managed to compete with them. I am interested in emulating Burn in an attempt to become more self-aware of my composure during a tough chess game or a bad day.

Burn played 892 games over his career and averaged 50% against World Class Masters. This does not mean he had an even scores against all of them. He (like all players) did well against some and less-so against others. Forster has Burn's career score against Blackburne at 47%.

I have no comment on the riveting tie / sock debate.

Feb-17-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: < I am interested in emulating Burn in an attempt to become more self-aware of my composure during a tough chess game or a bad day.>

Amos Burn, Zenmaster

Feb-18-20  Nosnibor: An earlier photograph of Burn shows him with a tie. This is depicted at page 107 of "The English Morphy "He lost two games to De Vere in the City of London Chess Club Handicap Tournament.1870/1871.Perhaps he lost because he was wearing a tie ?
Feb-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Most of the Burn / Mackenzie match can be found here in Chessgames.com, but not all of the games show up.>

Hey, wait a minute...what abooot?

Game Collection: Mackenzie - Burn (1886)

Feb-18-20  shallowred: The Game 9 record is missing.
Forster couldn't find it either, but his research produced the following report: 'On Saturday Mackenzie lost the game by weak play after winning a piece in the opening." - Morning Post, 23 August 1886
Feb-18-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: There are around 400 games missing from here - why single that one out? You're beginning to annoy me....jeez...lol

Wanna do something about it? The missing games, I mean.

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