chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Vernon Albert Small vs Eugenio Torre
"A Small Vic-Torre" (game of the day Jan-12-2015)
1st Burroughs Computers Grandmaster (1978), Wellington NZL, rd 1, Apr-05
Pirc Defense: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

explore this opening
find similar games 1,252 more games of E Torre
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-24-07
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:


click for larger view

Jan-02-15  FSR: A Small Victory.
Jan-12-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Whatever happened to Burroughs Computers? My one is a bit clapped out.
Jan-12-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Nice example of the 8.e6 line although Black played a bit sloppily
Jan-12-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Black goes nown like a house of cards (without Kevin Spacey)
Jan-12-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
By Heart GoD
from Pirc Defense by ISeth
1st Burroughs Computers Grandmasters Tt
by Benzol
January 12: A Small Vic-Torre
from Game of the Day 2015 by Phony Benoni
A Small Vic-Torre 1/12/15
from Puns I submitted by FSR
Pirc Def Austrian Attack. Dragon (B09) 1-0 A Small Vic-Torre
from KP Big Rock's KP by fredthebear
Pirc Def Austrian Attack. Dragon (B09) 1-0 A Small Vic-Torre
from Game collection: 18K by fredthebear
e4-others
by Supriya Guru


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC