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Robert Barnett Brien

Number of games in database: 77
Years covered: 1850 to 1863
Overall record: +31 -24 =17 (54.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 5 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Philidor's Defense (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 King's Pawn Game (7) 
    C44 C20
 French Defense (6) 
    C01 C00
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C65 C60 C67 C64
 King's Gambit Accepted (4) 
    C33 C38 C39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Green vs R Brien, 1856 1/2-1/2
   R Brien vs Falkbeer, 1855 1-0
   W Hodges vs R Brien, 1851 0-1
   R Brien vs Paterson, 1858 1-0
   R Brien vs S Boden, 1851 1-0
   R Brien vs Falkbeer, 1855 1-0
   F G Janssens vs R Brien, 1854 0-1
   R Brien vs Falkbeer, 1855 1-0
   R Brien vs Bird, 1858 1-0
   R Brien vs Zytogorski, 1855 1-0

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Provincial (1851) by MissScarlett
   pre-Steinitz Era by Gottschalk
   Birmingham 1858 by MissScarlett

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(born Jan-25-1827, died Jun-09-1873, 46 years old) United Kingdom

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Editor of The Chess Player’s Chronicle after Howard Staunton.

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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Staunton vs R Brien  0-1191850Odds game000 Chess variants
2. Staunton vs R Brien 1-0331850Odds game000 Chess variants
3. R Brien vs J Trelawny  1-0401851Provincial tC00 French Defense
4. S Boden vs R Brien  ½-½411851Provincial tC50 Giuoco Piano
5. R Brien vs S Boden  0-1411851Provincial tC41 Philidor Defense
6. W Hodges vs R Brien  ½-½331851Provincial tD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. R Brien vs W Hodges 0-1281851Provincial tB20 Sicilian
8. R Brien vs W Hodges  0-1521851Provincial tD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. S Boden vs R Brien 1-0471851Provincial tC21 Center Game
10. R Brien vs S Boden 1-0111851Provincial tC01 French, Exchange
11. W Hodges vs R Brien 0-1291851Provincial tD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. J Trelawny vs R Brien  0-1431851Provincial tC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
13. R Brien vs C E Ranken 1-0251852Casual gameC52 Evans Gambit
14. Forshall vs R Brien 0-1331852MatchC53 Giuoco Piano
15. R Brien vs Staunton 0-1211853Odds game000 Chess variants
16. R Brien vs Staunton 0-1201853Odds game000 Chess variants
17. R Brien vs Staunton  1-0351853Odds game000 Chess variants
18. R Brien vs F G Janssens 1-0501854London mB20 Sicilian
19. R Brien vs F G Janssens ½-½291854London mA22 English
20. F G Janssens vs R Brien  0-1621854London mC39 King's Gambit Accepted
21. R Brien vs F G Janssens 1-0271854London mA04 Reti Opening
22. R Brien vs F G Janssens  ½-½341854London mC53 Giuoco Piano
23. R Brien vs F G Janssens 0-1201854London mA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
24. R Brien vs F G Janssens  ½-½471854London mA20 English
25. R Brien vs F G Janssens  0-1211854London mB20 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-08-15  zanzibar: According to Tim Harding this gentleman published under the pseudonym <Oxoniensis> before becoming editor:

See refs cited here:

Daniel Harrwitz (kibitz #41)

And also <SBC> BCM reference mentioned here:

Oxoniensis (kibitz #7)

Jul-08-15  zanzibar: Delta, writing about Staunton in the 1891 BCM v11, p456

<Staunton was not by any means a slow player, though at times I have seen him take half-an-hour over a move in the crisis of the game. I did not object to that at all. He found fault with me that I played far too fast, so fast, indeed that I did not give hime time enough to excogitate some of his ideas. We, <mirabile dictu>, had never the slightest "passage at arms" at chess, such as he often had with Williams and others. I thought very highly of him and cherish his memory as that of one of the brightest men whom I have ever known, either inside or outside of Great Britain.

<His great bottle holder about A.D. 1853, &c., was Brien, who as "Oxoniensis," wrote many elaborate but foolish letters in support of his patron. I tried but in vain to stop the publication of some of these, as they were so grossly personal and injurious to our champion's fair fame.>>

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Jan-25-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Robert Brien!!

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