ChessFlash World News/Feb 23, 2019 2


This just in … GREAT AMERICAN CHESS LEGEND/problemist/chess author/San Francisco advertising executive chess master R. E. Burger dies at age 88 … defeated Fischer in 11 moves / April 13, 1964

Photo credit: Mechanics’ Institute Chess Club Newsletter

Mr. Burger was in the  chess backstreets always with the epic 25 year running CALIFORNIA CHESS REPORTER MAGAZINE   (Guthrie McClain, editor … Jude Acers —  rocking and rolling chess commentator 1968-1975) and yes … this was same fantastic legendary encouraging chess shadow that invented little stay alive Belli office building  jobs for that weird Louisiana po boy Jude Acers, the ChessLab monster road machine … only months before Acers exploded via a tie match with Grandmaster 6-time US champion Walter Browne /  a  world top ten theory game in  the prestigious “Informator “/ 40 million copies of Guinness Book of World Records more than one thousand chess appearances all over the world …”The life changing calls all came into Mr.  Burger’s office ..he was ground zero, dripped class, elegance, staggering kindness”-  Acers ……………….Mr. Burger will forever be remembered for hot footing it over to a Berkeley, California courthouse … self made wine spirits — glass in hand  … to grimly bail out of jail overnight a virtual stranger … World Junior chess champion/international chess master Julio Kaplan of Puerto Rico …  horrendously arrested  by mistake in a crowd of student demonstrators.  NOTE FOR CHESSLAB READERS … THE CORRECT GAME SCORE OF MR. BURGER’s  IMMORTAL 50 BOARD SIMULTANEOUS  EXHIBITION 11 MOVE WIN VERSUS R. J. FISCHER MAY BE FOUND IN  “LEGEND ON THE ROAD” BY JOHN DONALDSON … the  widely published version, A THEORY VARIATION … is not correct … Fischer captured the f7 pawn  and his queen was magnificently trapped and mate prevented by the theory maestro with … Nd5-f6 … Fischer’s queen is magnificently trapped via the coming … Bb7-d5.  Fischer saw this instantly  of course.  One final blazing eye witness memory from titanic Mechanics Institute Chess club veteran/inventor Kurt Bendit … “Jude I was right there when Fischer pushed over his king. Mr. Burger instantly stretched his hand over his shoulder to collect on the spot a twenty dollar bill wager on the game!” … “It’s  things like this you remember best” — Fischer. ###########################

 

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2 thoughts on “ChessFlash World News/Feb 23, 2019

  • Jude Acers

    Fantastic job by the great DEREK BRIDGES of KD VIDEO COMPANY of New Orleans in getting this together..the entire chess world and Mr. Burgers family ….. and hundreds of thousands of people who wander amidst the halls of the legendary 150 year old Mechanics Institute Chess Room/ 57 Post Street / 4TH FLOOR San Francisco…. will experience through time this moment of delight in memory of ROBERT. E. BURGER … a chess immortal who will be . FOREVER REMEMBERED AS THE ONE THE ONLY .” THE BURGERMEISTER”- Jude Acers/ New Orleans

    • Jude Acers

      Not mentioned was the Mr. Robert. E. Burger fabulous equal 4-4 lifetime score against world championship Palma 1970 Candidate interzonal player/international master W. Addison. I apologize for the error. Jude Acers/New Orleans