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Francis Burden
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1850 to 1866
Overall record: +2 -5 =1 (31.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C33 King's Gambit Accepted (2 games)

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(born 1829, died Jan-13-1882, 52 years old)

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Last updated: 2018-04-14 08:47:01

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Burden vs NN 1-0211850London m/7C33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. F Burden vs F Deacon 0-1651860LondonB06 Robatsch
3. Kolisch vs F Burden 1-0321860London m/1C30 King's Gambit Declined
4. F Burden vs F Deacon 0-1191860LondonC33 King's Gambit Accepted
5. Dubois vs F Burden 1-0251862LondonC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
6. Steinitz vs F Burden 0-1351862LondonC58 Two Knights
7. Steinitz vs F Burden 1-0411865London ItC27 Vienna Game
8. F Burden vs Steinitz ½-½291866LondonC51 Evans Gambit
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  heuristic: Born in Belfast in 1830 and died in 1882. During the 1850s and 1860s, he was a strong player in London and quite the bon vivant at Simpson's Divan. He was the first teacher to Cecil DeVere.
In 1870, he contracted malaria and no longer played chess, but became quite accomplished at billards and whist.

gotta love Google books!

Oct-20-13  Karpova: <Mr Francis Burden died at the age of 52, on the same day as his friend Boden, in his native city of Belfast, where he followed the profession of a civil engineer. He was formerly well-known as a strong player at the Divan, but had returned to Ireland, and latterly, it is understood, had made whist rather than Chess his favourite amusement.>

From page 57 of the February 1882 'British Chess Magazine', signed W. W.

Mar-17-15  Pulo y Gata: Never has someone been so serious about playing a game of chess. The onus he puts on himself to win, here he's in a league of his own.

Steinitz vs F Burden, 1862

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  perfidious: It might be said that chess proved an onerous Burden, so that he moved on to other amusements.
Apr-14-18  jinkinson: The description says that Burden was 51 when he died; he was actually 52.
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  MissScarlett: I've changed his birth year to 1829 to reflect that. His death notice in the <ILN> of January 28th 1882, p.94, specifies the same. Credit for the detail of which is given to a <Mr. Charles Mossop>.
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