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|Sep-28-14|| ||MissScarlett: According to Bill Wall, Evans's brother was killed in action in WW2 as part of a bomber crew. If true, does anyone know the details?|
|Jan-21-15|| ||Howard: Yes, I've read that before but I don't know any details.|
|Apr-30-15|| ||TheFocus: <The hallmark of the artist is simplicity> - Larry Evans.|
|May-01-15|| ||TheFocus: <While some are as loathe to trade a Bishop for a Knight as a Cadillac for a Chevrolet, others are prepared to do so without hesitation> - Larry Evans.|
|May-01-15|| ||zanzibar: <The dimensions of a chessboard are not large. Space is a very relative notion. You
can play on a pocket chess or on a demonstration board, but in either case you will
have no more than 64 squares at your disposal. It goes without saying, that if you
want to win the battle, you will need to control as much space as possible. To achieve
this it is logical to use far-reaching pieces such as Bishops.> - David Bronstein|
|May-22-15|| ||TheFocus: <While it is more agreeable to attack than to defend, in my opinion it is easier to defend successfully than to attack successfully. The reason for this is that the stalker must find a way to sustain the initiative against all possible defenses, no matter how absurd they may appear at first blush; the defender, on the other hand need find only one adequate continuation in order to repulse the attack, as Tal pointed out. The attacker, moreover, usually commits himself to such an extent that he is in no shape to retreat or consolidate> - Larry Evans - Chess Catechism (page 134).|
|May-24-15|| ||TheFocus: <It's far more important not to do anything stupid than to create brilliant combinations> - Larry Evans.|
|May-26-15|| ||TheFocus: <In chess it is more important to frustrate your opponent's strategy than to be obsessed with your own> - Larry Evans.|
|Dec-18-15|| ||GrahamClayton: At the age of just 19, Evans in 1951 won the "trifecta" - US Closed Champion, US Open Champion and US Lightning Champion. Is the the only person to have won all three titles in the same year?|
|Jan-27-16|| ||Hawkman: He's a 5 time US Champ, won the US Open 4 times, and he doesn't even have his name in the index. That's pretty insulting.|
|Jan-28-16|| ||Caissanist: I assume by the index you mean the pulldown menu. There seems to be a bug or something there, so I asked about that on the admin page. It's not just that someone like Evans is missing, but many of the players who <are> on there seem to be extremely marginal selections, e.g. Arthur Feuerstein, Gyula Kluger.|
|Feb-08-16|| ||Hawkman: < Caissanist: I assume by the index you mean the pulldown menu. There seems to be a bug or something there, so I asked about that on the admin page. It's not just that someone like Evans is missing, but many of the players who <are> on there seem to be extremely marginal selections, e.g. Arthur Feuerstein, Gyula Kluger. > Agreed. Meier is on the pull down menu.|
|Mar-22-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Melvyn.|
|Mar-22-17|| ||gars: Happy Birthday Larry Evans! And Happy Birthday Jan Smejkal too!|
|Mar-22-17|| ||chessgames.com: I always enjoyed his Chess Life columns, especially after he began occasionally mentioning Chessgames. I don't believe he ever registered an account here but it's clear he frequented us regularly. |
We'll always miss you, Larry.
|Mar-22-17|| ||erasmusdurer: Happy Birthday, Larry. I enjoyed your chess columns very much. They were the first thing I always read in Chess Life. You are missed.|
|May-30-17|| ||ColeTrane: Smoking some Larry OG right now son....|
|May-30-17|| ||Howard: Evans technically won the U.S. championship four times, rather than five--contrary to a January, 2016 posting. The discrepancy stems from a match he played against Steiner for the title back in the 1950's. Andy Soltis' book on the history of the U.S. championship gives the details.|
In other words, a match for the title doesn't really count as far as "winning" the title. Or, at least, that's how I would see it.
|May-30-17|| ||Nosnibor: In reporting this match in the " British Chess Magazine " it was stated incorrectly that Evans won by 8.5-2.5.thus not taking into account the last three games that were played. This was a challenge match by Steiner and there appears to be no formal tournament for 1952.|
|Jul-26-17|| ||mifralu: Photo: game against T.Yepez (Ecuador) - Havana Chess Olympiad 1966|
and the game
|Sep-09-17|| ||wordfunph: from Chess Monthly 1952 June..
< I Remember that one competitor came up to ask me whether I was the great Evans who invented the Evans Gambit. I was guilty of replying, "No, but the two of us are always being mistaken. The truth of the matter is that he has been living off my reputation ever since he died!"
- Larry Evans >
|Feb-22-18|| ||Howard: Evans made that "living off my reputation" comment in Boys Life magazine back in the 70's if I remember correctly.|
|Feb-22-18|| ||Petrosianic: <Howard: Evans technically won the U.S. championship four times, rather than five--contrary to a January, 2016 posting.>|
He won the US Championship Tournament four times and a US Championship match once, for a total of 5 US Championship victories, as claimed. That's the way they count championships that are primarily tournament based.
Although if you really wanted to split hairs, you could say that he only won a third of a title in 1980.
|Feb-22-18|| ||Howard: This just in...last night I was looking at Mueller's book on Fischer's games, and it mentioned how Fischer declined to play in the 1968 US championship. It added that Evans ended up winning it that year, for his "third US championship title".|
Right on !! It was his third title--not his "fourth".
|Feb-22-18|| ||Petrosianic: <Right on !! It was his third title--not his "fourth".>|
The book was wrong. You can see years and years of Larry's columns in Chess Life, calling him a 5 time US Champion, which the Editor never changed. USCF's own magazine is more official than Mueller's book.
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