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Charlie Tang vs Harvey Burger
102nd US Open (2001), Framingham, MA USA, rd 1, Aug-04
Englund Gambit Complex: Englund Gambit (A40)  ·  1-0

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Sep-14-04  mjk: The wheels fall off after 6...c6? Better is 6.♘xf3+, which prolongs the agony. The real improvement is a replacement for 6...g6, right?
Sep-14-04  azaris: 2...♕e7 is already losing and I don't like 1...e5 either, but Black probably made an error even before that.
Dec-07-08
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  whiteshark: <azaris> Tartakover would have taken an issue with you on your statement.
Dec-09-11  Robeson: I seriously doubt this is *the* Harvey Burger, who played in the top section of Hastings 1959.
Dec-14-11
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  Penguincw: That passed pawn will win it for white.
Dec-31-11
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  Phony Benoni: <Robeson> The players in this game are correct, according to the USCF crosstable.

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain...

In all probability, it was Karl Burger who played at Hastings 1959. His player page has games from that tournament.

Harvey Burger was a Massachusetts player and organizer of Class B strength (USCF 1600-1799).

http://main.uschess.org/obituaries/...

It seems very unlikely that he would have been invited to play at the top section at Hastings. Indeed, I have my doubts that the other games attributed to him in the database were actually played by him.

There seems to be confusion in other online databases. http://www.newinchess.com/NICBase/ has Karl Burger. http://www.365chess.com/search_resu... has Harvey Burger. However, I'm 99% sure it had to be Karl.

Jan-23-12  Robeson: Thanks, Phony Benoni. I wondered why such a strong player as the "Englishman Harvey Burger" pretty much vanished into thin air after Hastings.
Jan-27-15  Errrrrrr: I knew Harvey having played in Western Mass. He enjoyed playing the Budapest Gambit. Looks like he simply played the wrong move order here and had to go into a shakey queens pawn opening.
Jan-27-15  Errrrrrr: I dont think Harvey played master class in Europe :)

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