|Feb-24-07|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: I was 13 at the time and came in late after school for this round, which caused a sensation at the time. A testimony to Small's excellent preparation.|
|Jun-09-09|| ||newzild: Vernon beats Torre in a miniature. I'm very impressed! I just checked out his win against Panno and he has a couple of good scalps.|
I seem to recall flicking through Nunn's book on the Pirc/Modern about 10 or 12 years ago and seeing the e6 line mentioned favourably then. I've never played it, though, because the plan with f3 and a kingside attack is easier to remember.
|Dec-18-09|| ||zanshin: Torre's game collapses after <17...Qd8?> - better was <17...Qc5> to exchange Queens:|
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|Jan-02-15|| ||FSR: A Small Victory.|
|Jan-12-15|| ||offramp: Whatever happened to Burroughs Computers? My one is a bit clapped out.|
|Jan-12-15|| ||morfishine: Nice example of the 8.e6 line although Black played a bit sloppily|
|Jan-12-15|| ||Richard Taylor: Yes a good game. I don't reall this game (I was thirty and had just started playing chess again). But I have a book of the tournament. I think Spassky or Averbakh played in it. |
Small however, in the 80s was a formidable player. I tried a sac against him but got nowhere.
Small also was known for his opening knowledge / prep was great (as Sarfati points out above).
|Jan-12-15|| ||Cheapo by the Dozen: I don't understand this opening at all. It looks like White has the benefits of a gambit, except that he's the one who's actually ahead in material.|
|Jan-12-15|| ||Mac3: Dr Vernon Small was one of NZ's best chess players who now spends much of his time analyzing the strategies from left to right in NZ Politics. Political movements are much more difficult to analyze than chess as the politicians have a tendancy to change colurs all too frequently, while sacrificing pawns along the way until they reach the front benches where it is much easier to control the entire board with less effort. ;-) http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-pos...|
|Jan-12-15|| ||offramp: <Jonathan Sarfati: I was 13 at the time and came in late after school for this round, which caused a sensation at the time....>|
It is a testament to New Zealand's reputation for tranquility that a child arriving late from school would cause a sensation.
|Jan-12-15|| ||kevin86: Black goes nown like a house of cards (without Kevin Spacey)|
|Jan-12-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: < offramp: <Jonathan Sarfati: I was 13 at the time and came in late after school for this round, which caused a sensation at the time....>
It is a testament to New Zealand's reputation for tranquility that a child arriving late from school would cause a sensation>|
Best post of the day, IMO!
|Jan-12-15|| ||Smite: A nice model on how to handle a Pirc after 5...c5|
|Jan-20-16|| ||kereru: These days Black normally plays 8...fxe6. This was thought to be unplayable until Seirawan found 9.Ng5 Bxb5 10.Nxe6 Bxd4! 11.Nxd8 Bf2+ with a perpetual.|
White can avoid this with 11.Nxb5, then things get complicated and approximately equal, e.g. DeFirmian vs A Chernin, 1994