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Member since Jan-06-12 · Last seen Jul-02-22
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 98 times to chessgames   [less...]
   Jun-28-22 Burn vs Metger, 1887
shallowred: The text is incorrect; 16. Qg4 was not played by Burn. It loses a pawn to 16... NxP 17. Qe2 (or 17. BxN QxB). Burn actually played 16. Qg5 to protect the Pawn and to keep the Queen on the dark squares, with the potential of Qh6.
   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
   Jun-16-19 Olland vs J Davidson, 1924
   Jun-12-19 Jacques Davidson (replies)
   Jun-11-19 H C Mees vs J Davidson, 1910
   Nov-27-18 D Daniuszewski vs P Romanovsky, 1909 (replies)
   Sep-14-18 Salwe vs S Izbinsky, 1903
   Jul-22-18 Bird vs Teichmann, 1895
   Jul-04-18 F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Chigorin, 1907
   Dec-03-17 Capablanca vs G Wainwright, 1913
   Jul-11-17 H Wolf vs H Suechting, 1904
   Jul-11-17 H Suechting vs W Cohn, 1897 (replies)
   Jun-12-17 Chigorin vs Salwe, 1907 (replies)
   Jan-16-17 M Weiss vs Burn, 1888
   Jul-25-15 H Suechting vs Schlechter, 1897
   Jul-16-15 Albin vs H Suechting, 1897
   Jul-12-15 H Suechting vs Von Bardeleben, 1902 (replies)
   Jul-03-15 H Suechting vs Teichmann, 1897
   Jun-25-15 W John vs H Suechting, 1904 (replies)
   Jun-13-15 H Suechting vs Blackburne, 1897
   Jun-08-15 K Walbrodt vs H Suechting, 1897
   May-23-15 H Suechting vs J Dimer, 1897 (replies)
   May-10-15 H Suechting vs Janowski, 1894 (replies)
   Apr-25-15 Burn vs Teichmann, 1912
   Mar-28-15 Lasker vs Bird, 1890 (replies)
   Feb-08-15 Salwe vs Schlechter, 1907
   Jan-27-15 Salwe vs W Von Stamm, 1903
   Jan-25-15 H Caro vs H Suechting, 1897
   Dec-21-14 Von Gottschall vs Burn, 1887
   Dec-06-14 A Fritz vs Burn, 1889
   Dec-06-14 Von Gottschall vs Salwe, 1908
   Dec-04-14 Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1907 (replies)
   Oct-13-14 Salwe vs V Omeliansky, 1906
   Aug-25-14 Georg Salwe (replies)
   Jun-29-14 Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918 (replies)
   May-22-14 Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 (replies)
   Apr-22-14 Blackburne vs Gunsberg, 1895
   Dec-21-13 Albin vs Burn, 1895
   Dec-14-13 E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 (replies)
   Dec-13-13 Amsterdam (1889) (replies)
   Jul-06-13 Emanuel Lasker (replies)
   Feb-11-13 L Forgacs vs Duras, 1909
   Aug-30-12 The World vs V Akobian, 2012 (replies)
   Jun-08-12 J S Ryan vs Lasker, 1893
   Jun-08-12 Gossip vs Lasker, 1893
   Mar-04-12 Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 (replies)
   Feb-26-12 Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Lasker, 1925 (replies)
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