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George von Berner
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1943 to 1988
Overall record: +3 -6 =1 (35.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Dr. George von Berner won the 1968 Toronto Championship.

Last updated: 2017-10-06 20:37:41

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Berner vs R Pitschak  1-0301943Vienna Hietzing-AD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
2. E J Diemer vs G Berner 1-0761951ScheideggD00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. G Berner vs Yanofsky 0-1311953CAN-chE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
4. C Davidson vs G Berner  0-1411972Lone PineB01 Scandinavian
5. G Berner vs Saidy  0-1621972Lone PineA00 Uncommon Opening
6. R Ervin vs G Berner  0-1701972Lone PineB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. W Martz vs G Berner  1-0371972Lone PineA16 English
8. G Berner vs L Day  0-1451974Toronto ClosedA04 Reti Opening
9. L Day vs G Berner  1-0391975Ontario OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
10. Roszner vs G Berner  ½-½421988corres DDR/BRDC34 King's Gambit Accepted
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Nov-25-08  Karpova: User: IMlday tells the following story:

<Dr. George Berner I played a few times in the 1970s. He was very flamboyant and eccentric. At one point he always brought a small vase and flower to put by his board during a tournament game. As I recall he was sometimes a GP doctor but got into trouble with off-books abortions and/or inappropriate narcotic prescriptions. He played in Yorkville's coffeehouses in the 60s for stakes and did well with a very classical tactical style; but he had poor positional understanding so beating him in tournaments was basically a matter of avoiding tricks. At his peak I would guess he was about 2300 by today's ratings. This gamescore G Berner vs L Day, 1974 stops as if he resigned but actually he played until facing mate in three, adjourned with a sealed move and all. Then came postponements. On the last day adjournments could be played, he finally scheduled resumption for 11PM at a secluded meeting where he brought along his dangerous looking methadone patients as spectators to watch the mate. He enjoyed such goofy drama which struck me as rather bemusing.>

Source: Lawrence Day

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