|Mar-21-06|| ||AmandaW: Congratulations on qualifying for the US Champs 2007! I would like to take this opportunity to initiate some earnestly admiring kibitzment for one of the world's better chess players. Add some of his real games, chessgames.com people! Get with the program! You could not have found a less representational collection of games, in my very humble opinion.|
|Mar-21-06|| ||keypusher: <AmandaW> Can't you upload some?|
|Mar-22-06|| ||AmandaW: How do you do it?|
|Mar-22-06|| ||keypusher: PGN Upload Utility|
|Dec-09-06|| ||AmandaW: Congrats IM Smith! See Tenkes Kupa Open 2006, Baranya, Hungary.|
|Feb-06-07|| ||Chess Carnival: Here is an amazing sacrificial game won by IM Smith:|
[Event "World op Philadelphia"]
[White "Smith, B."]
[Black "Braylovsky, G."]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 d6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 e6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Qd2 Ng4 8.
Bg5 Qb6 9. Ndb5 Qa5 10. Be2 a6 11. Na3 Nge5 12. f4 Ng6 13. Nc4 Qc7 14. f5 Nge5
15. O-O b5 16. fxe6 Nxc4 17. Bxc4 f6 18. Nd5 Qb7 19. Rxf6 gxf6 20. Nxf6+ Kd8
21. Nd5+ Ke8 22. Rf1 bxc4 23. Rf7 Be7 24. Rxe7+ Qxe7 25. Nxe7 Nxe7 26. Bxe7
Kxe7 27. Qg5+ Ke8 28. Qh5+ Kd8 29. Qd5 Ra7 30. Qd4 Re7 31. Qxh8+ Kc7 32. Qd4
Rxe6 33. Qxc4+ Kd7 34. Qd5 Re5 35. Qf7+ Re7 36. Qf5+ Kc7 37. Qf6 Kd7 38. Qf5+
Kc7 39. Qa5+ Kd7 40. Qa4+ Kc7 41. Kf2 Bb7 42. Kf3 Re5 43. g4 Re7 44. Qc4+ Kd7
45. h4 Bc8 46. g5 Bb7 47. h5 Re6 48. g6 hxg6 49. h6 Re7 50. Kf4 g5+ 51. Kxg5
Bxe4 52. Qxa6 Bxc2 53. Qb7+ Kd8 54. Qc6 Bb1 55. Qxd6+ Ke8 56. a4 Rd7 57. Qf6
Rd5+ 58. Kg4 Rd1 59. a5 Bd3 60. a6 Rg1+ 61. Kh3 Rh1+ 62. Kg2 Rc1 63. Qe6+ Kf8
64. Qd6+ 1-0
|Feb-06-07|| ||Chess Carnival: I've just submitted it to PGN Upload Utility
I think it really deserves to be GOTD|
|Oct-31-08|| ||Karpova: Hans Ree: <I found that IM Bryan Smith is considered by Jaan Ehlvest to be the best chessplayer ever from Alaska. Smith is now living in Philadelphia, working as a chess professional. There is certainly chess life in Alaska, but maybe not enough to sustain a professional player.>|
|Sep-03-09|| ||Octal: He has a nice attacking style.|
|May-26-11|| ||virginmind: smith is currently participating at a IX-th category tournament (2458 elo) in limpedea, romania.
live games available here:
|May-29-11|| ||dx9293: Bryan has 6/7 in the Romanian (round-robin) tournament <virginmind> mentions. He has already played the strongest players, and needs only 0.5/2 or 1/3 for his second GM norm. Also, with these results, his "live" rating has crossed the 2500 Elo barrier. So he will just need that final norm and he will be a GM!|
|May-30-11|| ||dx9293: Bryan has 7/9 (+6=2-1) with one round remaining, but he has already clinched a 10-game GM norm! Congratulations! |
He has scored 4.5/5 against the GMs in the tournament(!) and his last opponent is also a GM, Vlad-Cristian Jianu.
I think now he must be very happy with his decision to move to Europe!
|May-31-12|| ||OhioChessFan: http://dotq.org/chess/Bryan_Smith.jpg|
|Sep-29-12|| ||cro777: <dx9293: Bryan has 7/9 (+6=2-1) with one round remaining, but he has already clinched a 10-game GM norm! He has scored 4.5/5 against the GMs in the tournament(!) and his last opponent is also a GM, Vlad-Cristian Jianu. [The game ended in a draw]>|
"In May 2011 I played in the Limpedea Cup in Romania, where I made my second GM norm. It was a round robin which included six GMs, and after eight of the ten rounds were completed I had already clinched the norm and first place (at that point my performance rating was 2780). This made me the first American to ever win a chess tournament in Romania, according to the people there.
I have also been told that I am the first American to play in Serbia since Bobby Fischer played his match against Spassky in 1992, although I am not sure about that. But definitely I am the first American to win a tournament in Serbia since then." (Bryan Smith)
In a series of articles at Chess.com ( A Traveling Chess Player, Part 1-6), IM Bryan Smith described his trip to Europe in search of a better life as a chess player.
Very interesting stories, well written and honest!
|Sep-29-12|| ||cro777: Bryan's great European adventure has ended. He's playing in U.S. tournaments again.|
He came second at the 134th Annual New York State Championship (August 31-September 3, 2012) scoring 4.5/6. GM Alex Stripunsky won the tournament finishing with 5.5/6.
Interesting comments on Bryan's return to the United States and his series of articles at chess.com, written by Dana Mackenzie, Bryan's fellow lecturer at ChessLecture.com, you may find here
|Feb-26-13|| ||Llawdogg: Happy 33rd Birthday!|
|Feb-26-13|| ||Abdel Irada: Ah. Another player who shares my birthday. And this one also knows Dana Mackenzie, an old friend from Santa Cruz.|
Something about "small world" comes to mind.
|Feb-14-14|| ||Shams: Bryan Smith's GM title is official. Can someone please update his biography? |
|Feb-15-14|| ||Shams: Thanks to whoever changed the bio.
Smith wrote a good two-part article on the tourney where he finally secured the title:
|Feb-26-14|| ||Penguincw: Happy 34th birthday to GM Bryan Smith.|
|Jan-09-15|| ||Shams: If you play the QGD Chigorin with either color, don't miss Bryan's stellar article on it.