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|May-05-05|| ||notsodeepthought: Or, to rephrase the question, given that S(Z?)weiburg won that game:
Which is the right Burger topping?|
|Mar-23-06|| ||Chess Classics: Does K Burger stand for Krusty Burger? :-)
|Jul-26-06|| ||LivBlockade: At a tournament years ago, someone told me to take a look at Mr. Burger's scoresheet. I was very surprised to see that he used figurine algebraic notation!|
|Jul-26-06|| ||WannaBe: I want a Karl Burger some large Fries and a super-sized Beer! To go!|
|Jul-26-06|| ||NakoSonorense: I thought it was Karl's Jr. Is it another branch or what?|
|Feb-19-07|| ||technical draw: This is the original Chess Burger.|
|Mar-09-08|| ||wolfmaster: At McDonald's you can always get a Burger at Knight!|
|Mar-13-08|| ||whiteshark: Karl Burger ♔ ain't got the Whopper.|
|Apr-18-08|| ||stoy: Was not Karl Burger a NYC area physician? I remember him from the 1960s. I recall seeing him at the Marshall CC.|
|Apr-18-08|| ||Strongest Force: You are right, stoy. My predominant memory of him is taking a bunch of masters in two cars to the best pizza place in NYC at the time; it was a hangout of mine that i told him about.|
|Oct-06-08|| ||al wazir: K. Burger has an interesting career trajectory: active for over 60 years; the database contains 30 games for the first 30 years, almost all played in the U.S.; over 300 in the next 30 years, mostly in Europe; and most of his games in the past ten years have been Internet chess.|
Is it possible that there is more than one K. Burger?
|Nov-01-08|| ||Granny O Doul: <al wazir> He was wheelchair-bound in his later years (effects of diabetes). He went to Europe because he had made a lot of money as a doctor and it was time to start spending it.|
|May-14-10|| ||myschkin: . . .
<Cheapo> a phrase coined by U.S. Master Dr. Karl Burger, who has won a large percentage of his games by such a maneuver; a move which threatens something so obvious that only an idiot would fall for it, and he does.
|Apr-19-11|| ||Bent76: Bent76: Whitout mentioned about chess;
I just finish a book, and
the Writer's name is:
A Memoir of the
Nazi Couterfeiting Operation.
about 300 pages
April 19 2011
|Oct-18-13|| ||epistle: He always goes to tournaments with|
|Dec-17-13|| ||HeMateMe: He gets his whoppers and onion rings at special discount.|
|Sep-03-14|| ||piltdown man: Which states didn't he play in?|
|Mar-16-16|| ||luftforlife: From the Augusta Chronicle, March 25, 1998:
"Today, I have a very great hatred of salami." -- IM Karl Burger, M.D.
To learn just why Burger came to hate salami, see "Chess Monk (Salami Drippings on a Chessboard)":
|Mar-16-16|| ||luftforlife: On his weblog "Tankeboxen," Søren Dippel writes about IM Karl Burger, M.D. in his February 2001 entry "Burger til Bobby," which features a photograph of Burger taken by Donny Gray.|
Here's the link:
|Mar-16-16|| ||luftforlife: Søren Dippel: User: dippel. He has posted fruitfully here on IM Karl Burger, M.D. (and on Donny Gray) vis-à-vis GM Bobby Fischer.|
|Dec-06-17|| ||whiteshark: A Burger worth noting.|
|Jun-02-18|| ||Agferna: Was it necessary for his bio to say he took last place in a tournament? |
A weak tournament result is something incidental that could happen for a multitude of reasons, not necessarily related to chess.
|Jun-02-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: <Agferna> Yes, seems like a nothingburger.|
|Apr-08-19|| ||wordfunph: from Chess Life 1982 October:
Karl Burger, who has been a master for many years, recently decided to give up his job so that he can devote all of his time to chess and achieving the GM title. He's a New York medical doctor who gave up his private practice after realizing that rating points were more valuable to him than money - at least in the short run.
|Aug-17-19|| ||Granny O Doul: Reading Burger's above bio (at least, as it appears today), it does not actually specify a last-place finish, but does report a score in the 1969 US Championship tourney suggestive of such a placement, and a bit of research confirms this was indeed the one reached. |
As this was the tournament whose absence from which might have deferred Bobby Fischer's world championship aspirations for three years, it was possible for the biographer instead to play up Burger's selfless decision to step aside for Fischer after Benko, Lombardy, Donald Byrne, Evans, Mednis, Zuckerman, Bisguier, Robert Byrne, and Saidy had each in turn done the same. But given that the tournament represents the totality of Burger's championship experience, one can also understand why the biographer felt a simple report of the score achieved was the most informative use of the space allotted.
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