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Sylvain Burstein
S Burstein 
Munich 1954 Programme  
Number of games in database: 50
Years covered: 1950 to 1958
Overall record: +16 -15 =19 (51.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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SYLVAIN BURSTEIN
(born Oct-10-1931, 90 years old) France

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The programme for the Munich 1954 Zonal gives his date of birth as 10 October 1931 in Paris. It also mentions that he was associated with the Cercle des Vincennes club, was 2nd in the 1952 Paris championship, and played at Hastings 1953-54 in the Premier Reserves. The 1954 BCM shows that he shared 4th and 5th places at that Hastings event, his score of 5/9 including wins against Peter Clarke (tournament winner) and Victor Ivanovich Soultanbeieff. 1

In the 1950s Sylvain Burstein was one of the most promising young chess players in France, but finished his chess career very quickly. In 1950 he participated in the International Junior Chess Tournament in Birmingham, but one year later he represented France in the first World Junior Chess Championship, where drew with tournament winner Borislav Ivkov. In 1951, he made his debut in the French Chess Championship final where he ranked 8th place. In recent years, Sylvain Burstein regularly participated in French Chess Championships, achieving the best result in 1955 in Toulouse, where he shared 3rd-4th place. In 1952 he was the second in Paris City Chess Championship.

Sylvain Burstein played for France in the Chess Olympiads:

In 1954, at second reserve board in the 11th Chess Olympiad in Amsterdam (+6, =5, -0), In 1956, at third board in the 12th Chess Olympiad in Moscow (+4, =6, -3). In 1953-1954 Sylvain Burstein participated in Hastings traditional Christmas Chess festival, which he played in a Premier reserves tournament. The last known tournament with Burstein's participation was in the Israel cities Haifa and Tel Aviv in which won United States grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky, but Burstein stayed at the bottom of the table. There is no reliable information about Burstein's end of life.

Alan McGowan

Wikipedia article: Sylvain Burstein

Last updated: 2022-03-19 22:34:50

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 50  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Burstein vs J M Boey  0-1461950Birmingham U20 InternationalD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. S Burstein vs J L Alexander  0-1221950Birmingham U20 InternationalC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. S Burstein vs Ivkov ½-½1419511st World U20 chA07 King's Indian Attack
4. S Burstein vs V Soultanbeieff 1-0231954Hastings Premier Reserves 1953/54B32 Sicilian
5. A Fuderer vs S Burstein 1-0391954Munich ZonalC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
6. S Burstein vs B Rabar  ½-½151954Munich ZonalB25 Sicilian, Closed
7. Pirc vs S Burstein  ½-½251954Munich ZonalA04 Reti Opening
8. F Jacob vs S Burstein  ½-½451954Munich ZonalE60 King's Indian Defense
9. S Burstein vs H Lehmann  1-0511954Munich ZonalB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. R G Wade vs S Burstein  1-0181954Munich ZonalB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. S Burstein vs R Toran Albero  ½-½221954Munich ZonalC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
12. Lokvenc vs S Burstein  ½-½291954Munich ZonalC78 Ruy Lopez
13. S Burstein vs J H Donner  0-1551954Munich ZonalC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
14. H Kramer vs S Burstein  1-0241954Munich ZonalC02 French, Advance
15. S Burstein vs E Bhend  0-1451954Munich ZonalB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
16. S Burstein vs H Bouwmeester  1-0371954Munich ZonalC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
17. S Burstein vs Unzicker  0-1491954Munich ZonalC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. Golombek vs S Burstein  1-0471954Munich ZonalE95 King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1
19. A Dunkelblum vs S Burstein  ½-½321954Munich ZonalA05 Reti Opening
20. S Burstein vs V Castaldi  0-1471954Munich ZonalB56 Sicilian
21. S Burstein vs J M Aitken  1-0501954Munich ZonalB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. J M Ribeiro vs S Burstein  0-1271954Munich ZonalE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. S Burstein vs E N Mulcahy  ½-½191954Munich ZonalC25 Vienna
24. S Burstein vs W Ramm  ½-½411954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3B58 Sicilian
25. S Burstein vs R Goode  1-0581954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-3B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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Aug-03-17  Eagle41257: Sylvain Burstein (born 1932)
Nov-18-21  Alan McGowan: The programme for the Munich 1954 Zonal gives his date of birth as 10 October 1931 in Paris.

It also mentions that he was associated with the Cercle des Vincennes club, was 2nd in the 1952 Paris championship, and played at Hastings 1953-54 in the Premier Reserves.

The 1954 BCM shows that he shared 4th and 5th places at that Hastings event, his score of 5/9 including wins against P.H. Clarke (tournament winner) and Soultanbeieff.

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