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|Nov-23-10|| ||Riverbeast: Another one of Larry Evans' famous quotes:
Someone asked Evans how much influence he had on Bobby Fischer
Evans said "I probably have more influence on him than anybody...And that's exactly zero"
|Nov-23-10|| ||Petrosianic: <"Reuben Fine once told me that the main reason he declined his invitation to play in the 1948 world championship was that he didn't want to spend three months of his life watching the Soviets throw games to each other.">|
That was one of Fine's retroactive continuity statements. If you read the columns he wrote in Chess Review at the time, he supported the format without reservation.
|Nov-23-10|| ||HeMateMe: Maybe Santa will find his way to Amazon and get me a used copy of the Hook book for Xmas.|
|Nov-23-10|| ||TheFocus: I got my Hook copy at eBay. Cheap and still in the wrapper.|
|Nov-24-10|| ||wordfunph: that book "Hooked on Chess" is in my wish list..
thanks <Riverbeast>, that adds up to my collection of quotes by GM Evans..
|Nov-24-10|| ||perfidious: The irony is that, while in poker or chess, when you start to make a name for yourself, you're on the way to a career, in blackjack, when you achieve the same, it means you're on the way out-via the side door.|
|Dec-17-10|| ||waustad: I just noticed his obit on L Kavalek's page. I always like his articles in Chess Life back when I was still active. RIP|
|Jan-20-11|| ||wordfunph: "Ang on Evans" by Bobby Ang aka <bang>..|
|Mar-22-11|| ||talisman: happy birthday Larry!|
|Mar-22-11|| ||Penguincw: Happy Birthday Larry Melvyn Evans!I like your last move in Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963. Reshevsky actually fell for that.|
|Apr-18-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: http://main.uschess.org/content/vie...|
|Apr-18-11|| ||LIFE Master AJ: R.I.P. sir.
(I met him a few times, I mght even have his autograph somewhere.)
|May-24-11|| ||Abdooss: Cory Evans , is Larry Melvyn Evans 's son.|
|May-24-11|| ||Abdooss: http://kevinspraggett.blogspot.com/...|
|Aug-17-11|| ||wwall: I believe Cory Evans is Larry D. Evans (the other Evans) son and not this Larry M. Evans. Here is my blog on Evans|
|Aug-17-11|| ||Caissanist: This YouTube video seems to confirm that Cory was Larry D. Evans' son: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q73T...|
|Jan-13-12|| ||gezafan: There is a game cited by Evans in a book and an article illustrating the play of two Bishops and a broken pawn structure vs B + N and a sound pawn structure. It's against Santasiere and it's a Scotch in which Evans plays black. Does anyone have the complete score of this game. I think it was played in the early 1950s.|
|Jan-13-12|| ||gezafan: Until now I was not aware that Larry Evans had passed away. I was sad to hear of it.|
I always enjoyed his chess column in Chess Life. I read two of his books, Chess Beginner to Expert and New Ideas in Chess. I thought they were very good and I learned from them.
I think that Evans's game against Opsahl was a thing of beauty. For anyone who hasn't seen this game it's well worth looking at.
Why don't we start listing all of Evans's contibutions here? For example, we can list all of his books. That way people who want to access material by him will know what to look for.
RIP Larry Evans
|Mar-22-12|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. Evans. Let Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 be your best game.|
|Mar-22-12|| ||talisman: R.I.P. Larry...happy birthday.|
|Nov-28-12|| ||HeMateMe: Mom, there's a typo on my birth certificate!|
|Jan-15-13|| ||Parbrahman: Buenos Aires 1960. To finish ahead of Fischer, Larry Evans introduced him to a beautiful prostitute. It worked. Fischer couldn't concentrate and finished 13th in a field of 20. Evans shared 4th to 7th place.|
|Mar-09-13|| ||Interbond: Evans had a reputation for beeing a pawngrabber. I want to see a typical pawngrabbing Evans game. Any suggestion?|
|Mar-09-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <Interbond> This is the first example that springs to mind. There may be better.|
K Smith vs Larry Evans, 1972
|Mar-22-13|| ||Llawdogg: RIP Larry|
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