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Martin Bier
Number of games in database: 53
Years covered: 1876 to 1905

Overall record: +17 -26 =10 (41.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (14) 
    C77 C67 C83 C65 C80
 Sicilian (4) 
    B43 B32 B58
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C77 C67
 Scotch Game (4) 
 French Defense (4) 
    C02 C13 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   NN vs M Bier, 1905 0-1
   M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora, 1876 1-0
   NN vs M Bier, 1903 0-1
   M Bier vs Blackburne, 1885 1-0
   M Bier vs E Schallopp, 1883 1/2-1/2
   M Bier vs NN, 1878 1-0
   W Paulsen vs M Bier, 1879 0-1
   M Bier vs W Paulsen, 1883 1-0
   J Schwarz vs M Bier, 1883 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Leipzig (1879)
   Nuremberg (1883)
   Hamburg (1885)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Leipzig 1879 by suenteus po 147

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(born Apr-01-1854, died Aug-07-1934, 80 years old) Germany

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Winner of Wesselburen 1879. Aka Max Bier.

Wikipedia article: Martin Bier

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 53  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bier vs S Ricardo-Rocamora 1-0211876HamburgC21 Center Game
2. M Bier vs NN 1-0201878HamburgC52 Evans Gambit
3. M Bier vs F Riemann 1-0401879WesselburenC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Wemmers vs M Bier  1-04018791st DSB Congress, LeipzigC55 Two Knights Defense
5. M Bier vs K Pitschel 1-02518791st DSB Congress, LeipzigC67 Ruy Lopez
6. M Bier vs A Schwarz 1-05218791st DSB Congress, LeipzigC01 French, Exchange
7. M Bier vs J Minckwitz  0-13618791st DSB Congress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
8. Paulsen vs M Bier 1-04518791st DSB Congress, LeipzigC49 Four Knights
9. W Paulsen vs M Bier 0-12418791st DSB Congress, LeipzigA00 Uncommon Opening
10. F Riemann vs M Bier 1-02918791st DSB Congress, LeipzigC77 Ruy Lopez
11. Englisch vs M Bier ½-½2518791st DSB Congress, LeipzigA03 Bird's Opening
12. M Bier vs E Flechsig  1-05218791st DSB Congress, LeipzigC67 Ruy Lopez
13. M Bier vs F Riemann  ½-½231880WSB-13.KongressC49 Four Knights
14. E Schallopp vs M Bier  ½-½261880WSB-13.KongressC67 Ruy Lopez
15. J Minckwitz vs M Bier  1-0431880WSB-13.KongressC67 Ruy Lopez
16. M Bier vs Wemmers  0-1541880WSB-13.KongressC77 Ruy Lopez
17. Paulsen vs M Bier 1-0411880WSB-13.KongressC02 French, Advance
18. M Bier vs W Paulsen 0-1401880WSB-13.KongressB58 Sicilian
19. Blackburne vs M Bier 1-03618833rd DSB Congress, NurembergC45 Scotch Game
20. J Schwarz vs M Bier 0-12418833rd DSB Congress, NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
21. V Hruby vs M Bier ½-½4418833rd DSB Congress, NurembergD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. M Bier vs E Schallopp ½-½6618833rd DSB Congress, NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
23. Bird vs M Bier 1-04318833rd DSB Congress, NurembergC13 French
24. F Riemann vs M Bier 1-04218833rd DSB Congress, NurembergC22 Center Game
25. J N Berger vs M Bier 1-02218833rd DSB Congress, NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
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Feb-15-08  whiteshark: Ich sollte einmal die Auflösungen der sich angehäuften Priobveleme (das korrigiere ich jetzt nicht) bekannt geben, morgen, vielleicht, wetterabhängig... :D
Feb-21-08  whiteshark:

Von der gesellschaftlichen Bedingtheit privater Bilder beeindruckt erhofft <<Leonid Jarosch>>, die wichtigsten Momente des Modernismus zu stiften und ein ebenso verspieltes wie mysteriöses Skulpturenensemble als Epochenkennzeichnung zugänglich zu machen.

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Künstlerisches Leitmotiv der konsumistischen Arbeit <# in 4 Zügen> ist die Thematisierung der Schönheit im Scheitern.

Feb-21-08  myschkin: !Donnerwetter!
Nahe dran, doch gilt es noch so manches (hier) <<auszubuegeln>> ... [m]ein klägliches Scheitern etwa!

"Beware of pickpockets nearly everywhere - beware of pickpockets worldwide" :)

Feb-21-08  Calli: Was "Max" his nickname? In the book of the Vierte Kongress, Hamburg 1885, they list "Max Bier aus Hamburg" See Google books, page 16,
Feb-23-08  whiteshark: 6,000 !
Feb-24-08  Calli: That only 6.000 in Europe. (8-|}
Feb-24-08  whiteshark: Verdammte Interpunktion!

Macht aus einer Mücke einen Elephanten und umgekehrt. (:D}

Feb-27-08  whiteshark: <Calli: Was "Max" his nickname?> I reckon so.
Feb-27-08  whiteshark: Altona 1897:

(here again as 'Max') :D

Mar-09-08  whiteshark: <Calli> These numbers really cut both ways.

Maybe <6*999+6> is plainer ?

and no <!> as it's the sign for <factorial>. :D

May-20-08  myschkin: Huhu,
how come no person other than myself is here ?!?
HEUREKA! Finally <waissa> vanished into thin air! Well, time to hoax someone else I guess :)

May-20-08  whiteshark: <myschkin> Actually I opened my forum at that time, so no need to roam around here anymore, and, unfortunately since then 'Le Bürgelmaschine' is solely covered over with rubbish from one 'artist'. :(
May-20-08  myschkin: Your forum is put on a firmer footing. Looks impressive! Ich werde mal reinschneien, morgen, vielleicht, .... *hatschu* ... diese Pollen :)
Aug-20-08  whiteshark: <9823> for the annual records.
Aug-20-08  whiteshark: Ab heute im Graduiertenkolleg am <Institut für Bierologie und Hektoliteratur>.
Nov-09-11  lost in space: Hopen und Malz: Gott erhalt's!
Jun-11-13  whiteshark: What a bluff: <Jever Fun> contains no alcohol:
Mar-02-14  whiteshark: <HolladieBierfee>, das erste Bier von Frauen für Frauen:

Das schreibt die Systempresse:

Mar-29-16  zanzibar: What criteria are used to select Martin over Max?

A quick scan of the contemporaneous literature does show both Martin and Max used, both in English and German. But I'm fairly confident saying that Max has the edge in terms of usage.

Plus the BCM obituary used it, as do the big tournament books I've seen with his name listed, etc. etc.

Jun-26-16  Chessist: Mr Bier wrote himself "Martin", as pointed out in an older Kaissiber issue (with reprint of his signature).
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  HeMateMe: If Bier played Beer, well, things could get confusing. would one side play the Falkbeer counter gambit while the other side would name it the Falkbier opening?

I think I need a beer...

Jan-22-17  Paarhufer: One day after Carlsen's big oversight (see Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017) it's time for a few more.

Bier v Dr Jahr, Hamburg 1896.

1. e4 e5 2. ♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♗c4 ♘f6 4. ♘g5 d5 5. exd5 ♘a5 6. ♗b5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8. ♗e2 h6 9. ♘f3 e4 10. ♘e5 ♗d6 11. f4 ♕c7 12. d4 exd3 13. ♗xd3 ♗xe5 14. ♕e2 O-O 15. fxe5 ♖e8 16. ♗f4 (16.O-O!) 16... ♗g4 (16... ♘d5 17.♗g3 ♕b6) 17. ♕f2 ♖xe5+

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Here 18.♔f1 was necessary. Bier played instead 18.♗xe5?, which gives him a loosing position. 18... ♕xe5 19. ♔d2. This allows several nice wins.

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One killer move is 19... ♕g5+! with a mating attack (20.♕e3 ♘e4+ 21.♗xe4 ♘c4+), another is 19... ♘c4+ 20.♗xc4 ♘e4+ with winning material advantage.

But Jahr took that pawn on b2 (still ). 19... ♕xb2 20.♘c3 ♖d8 (20... ♕b4!} 21.♕c5 ♘b7 22.♕e5.

Jan-22-17  Paarhufer:

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Things are not easy. One winning continuation is 22... ♘d6 threatening two deadly checks. Hence the white queen should move, say 23. ♕f4 ♘fe4+ 24.♘xe4 ♘c4++ 25.♔e1 and Black wins both rooks. Not working is a counteratack after 22... ♘d6: 23.♖hb1 ♘c4+ 24.♔e1 ♕xb1+ etc.

Jahr however found 22... ♖d5?, after which he should have lost (23.♖ab1 or 23.♖hb1). Bier missed this and played 23.♕g3?, which allowed Black to continue the attack: 23... ♘c5 24.♖ab1 ♘fe4+ 0-1

Jul-12-17  zanzibar: Max is preferred over Martin.

I think the following indicates he might have been a banker from Hamburg:"max+bier"+hamburg&dq="max+bier"+hamburg&hl=en&sa=X


Feb-07-18  Chessist: Maybe there was a banker "Max Bier" in Hamburg who celebrated his eightieth birthday in June 1934 whereas the chessplayer "Martin Bier" was born two months earlier.
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