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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.
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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.
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  Penguincw: That passed pawn will win it for white.
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  Phony Benoni: <Robeson> The players in this game are correct, according to the USCF crosstable.

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).

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. has Karl Burger. 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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