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Boris Becker
Boris Becker 
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Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 2000 to 2011

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(born Nov-22-1967, 52 years old) Germany

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Boris Becker was born in Leimen and set a record when winning Wimbledon 1985 at the age of 17. He won Wimbledon again in 1986 and 1989, the US Open in 1989 and the Australian Open in 1991 and 1996.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Boris Becker vs Kasparov 0-1182000Internet exhibition gameC20 King's Pawn Game
2. Boris Becker vs Short 0-1162011London Classic ExhibitionC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
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Mar-17-09  WhiteRook48: who is this?
Mar-17-09  Jim Bartle: Right. Laver won the "amateur" Grand Slam in 1962, but then his real rivals were pros and not eligible for the biggies: Rosewall, Gonzalez, Hoad, etc. But in 1969 everybody was there, and the Rocket cleaned up. A great player.
Mar-17-09  weisyschwarz: I think you need to keep your eyes on Andy Murray.
Mar-17-09  Jim Bartle: Yes, I think Murray will win a big one this year, or maybe next year's Australian. Very fast and consistent, with a real fighting spirit.

Still he has the handicap of all English (or in his case, Scottish) players, the tremendous pressure to win Wimbledon and break the British drought, since 1936.

Mar-17-09  littlefermat: Jim,

I would like to talk to you privately. Is there a way I could contact you via email?


Mar-17-09  Jim Bartle: I don't want to put my e-mail up here. Let me think of a way.
Mar-17-09  littlefermat: Okay, I'll just create a generic gmail account and put mine up
Mar-17-09  littlefermat:
Mar-21-09  Jim Bartle: High-powered semi-finals at Indian Wells this weekend:

Nadal vs. Roddick, Federer vs. Murray.

I pick Nadal to win. He looked unbeatable against del Potro.

Mar-21-09  Dredge Rivers: Spassky liked to play Tennis. Is there a tennis site with his games on it? Somehow, I doubt it! :)
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  whiteshark: Tell us the full story, Boris. What happened all in London:
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  HeMateMe: I didn't even know we had a Becker page here. If the Beer and Becker pages were merged, would we then have a <Beck's Beer> page?
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  sfm: Considering the opponents, it's still quite a good score.
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  wordfunph: "I find chess very similar to tennis. The common denominator is the geometry."

- Boris Becker

Source: Find the Winning Move by Gary Lane

Apr-01-12  kramputz: He is good at tennis but a real "dumkopf" in chess. Boris, stop making yourself look stupid.
Apr-11-13  Overgod: Based on the two games played by Becker against Kasparov and Short, I estimate his strength to be around 1100.

I am being serious. 1200s give you a bigger challenge than what Becker displayed here.

May-12-13  JustAnotherPatzer: He's obviously one of those very casual players who simply enjoys the odd game against friends (w/ a display set perhaps); same way i enjoy a 'game' of tennis and fancy i'm pretty good when even a poor club player would likely annihilate me 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, so don't go too hard on the guy, he's a good sport.
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  MissScarlett: Boris Becker vs Novak:

Novak tied the knot Thursday and has been staying at Bobby's favourite resort, <Sweaty Stefan>:

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  MissScarlett: Should his nationality be changed to <Central African Republic>?
Jun-29-18  john barleycorn: does it cost something?
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  MissScarlett: Just any remaining vestiges of self-respect.
Jun-29-18  john barleycorn: that's too much.
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  MissScarlett: Being snubbed by a Banana Republic is pretty much rock bottom, but I guess the absolute nadir would be if he started posting here, asking for donations.
Nov-07-19  fabelhaft: Becker's game against Caruana in Bucharest:

1. e4 e5 2. Qh5 Nc6 3. Bc4 g6 4. Qh3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Nf3 Nd4 7. Nxd4 exd4 8. Ne2 O-O 9. Nxd4 Nxe4 10. c3 Ng5 11. Qg3 Re8+ 12. Kd1 d5 13. Bb5 Ne4 14. Qf3 0-1

<we can conclude that either Fabiano is out of form after playing too much Fischer Random or found incredible restraint not to win a piece with d5 on move 4 or most moves after that, but it was a decent showing from Boris. There was no umpire on hand to punish him for moving with one hand and hitting the clock with another, and the German player also picked a good moment to lose on time!>

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  keypusher: <fabelhaft>

<the German player also picked a good moment to lose on time!>

I dunno, it would have been nice to see Becker's reaction to 14....Bg4, but maybe Fabio would have "missed" that too. Going for scholar's mate against the world #2 shows impressive optimism, anyway.

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