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Member since Jan-06-12 · Last seen Mar-29-22
My favorite players are Emanuel Lasker and Amos Burn. Both are very careful and practical players, and I emulate their style in my games. While Burn shows unbelievable brilliance for his time, Lasker is peak for any period in history (including now).

I follow many other players, such as Horatio Caro and Georg Salwe.

   shallowred has kibitzed 97 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-28-22 Amos Burn
shallowred: Burn shows up for 25 straight years on the YouTube graphic 'The Best Chess Players Over Time (Estimated By Accuracy)' -- Not bad
   Feb-22-22 Burn vs Mackenzie, 1886
shallowred: Both masters played very well, and Mackenzie took full advantage of Burn's missed-win (see the post by Benzol above). After this loss, Burn is down 4 wins to 0 in a race to 5 wins but (as noted in both men's bio) Burn battles back and ties the match (+4, =2, -4).
   Jul-03-21 Burn vs J Watkinson, 1871
shallowred: Giving names to Master Maneuvers helps me learn: White transforms Black's Queen-Block into a Pin using a Delayed Knight Fork (King moves out of check, QxQ, KxQ then the fork is resumed: NxB).
   May-06-21 Zukertort vs Burn, 1886 (replies)
shallowred: Yeah; too bad, it could have been an interesting game. But Zukertort's blunder shouldn't keep us from learning from Amos. His play after 24.f3 is instructive. 25... Qd5 (nice pin) and 26... Re8 (do you call that a pre-pin?) would have got his g4 Knight out with even material, or ...
   May-04-21 Bird vs Burn, 1886 (replies)
shallowred: These two masters played an 18 game match a month before this tournament. They tied 9 to 9 with no draws. They each stubbornly stuck to their openings throughout the match; and then again in this game. My kind of players. 24...g5 wins a piece. 54...Bf5+ wins the Exchange. Cool ...
   Sep-25-20 Alekhine vs Lasker, 1914 (replies)
shallowred: I have seen lists of the greatest chess champions where Lasker is ranked below Alekhine (and others) who could hardly ever beat Lasker or who admitted in public that Lasker was better than them (or even that he was the best ever)!
   Sep-25-20 J Davidson vs Gunsberg, 1911
shallowred: Thanks for the post and move ideas.
   Mar-08-20 Burn vs O Bernstein, 1906
shallowred: 23.Qg4 aligns a Battery on the c8 Rook and pins the c4 Knight to checkmate.
   Feb-09-20 Lasker vs Showalter, 1893
shallowred: With 32. Nd3 Lasker forks a Piece and a Fork. It seems this should be a theme.
   Jul-11-19 Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910
shallowred: From my July 14 2013 Post: It looks like I will be playing chess for the rest of my life (partially due to this game).
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