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Victor Buerger

Full name Victor Buerger
Country Ukraine
Born 29 January 1904
Nikolaev, Ukraine

Victor Buerger (Berger) (29 January 1904, in Nikolaev, Ukraine [then Russian Empire] - 1996, UK) was a Ukrainian-British chess player.


Buerger was a member of London Chess Club.

Tournament results

In 1923, Buerger tied for 5-7th in Pardubice (Pardubitz). In 1924, he tied for 7-9th in London. In 1925/26, he tied for 5-6th in Hastings (Alekhine and Vidmar won). In 1926, he tied for 1st with Yates in London. In 1926/27, he tied for 7-8th in Hastings (Tartakower won).

In 1927, he tied for 9-11th in London (Nimzowitsch and Tartakower won), tied for 3rd-4th in Tunbridge Wells, and tied for 4-6th in Scarborough (Colle won). In 1927/28, he tied for 3rd-4th in Hastings (Tartakower won). In 1928, he won in Cheltenham, took 2nd in Tenby, and tied for 7-8th in Scarborough (Winter won). In 1928/29, he took 9th in Hastings. In 1929, he tied for 2nd-3rd in London. In 1930, he tied for 1st-3rd in London.

In 1932, Buerger took 11th in London (Alekhine won). In 1937, he took 9th in an invitation-only Margate tournament that Fine and Keres won. He scored his most notable win at Margate, defeating Alexander Alekhine in a game marred by multiple mutual blunders in time pressure.