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|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|
|Aug-01-13|| ||Penguincw: ♔ Quote of the Day ♔
"Something Bobby once told me: 'Winning feels like you're sucking blood from the other guy's neck!' As if sharing a ghoulish secret, he asked if I felt the same way. I said no. "
--- Larry Evans
|Sep-05-13|| ||Penguincw: Quote of the Day
< "The better player will win with either color, but it takes longer with Black." >
Being the better player helps, but draws happen pretty often.
|Feb-14-14|| ||MarkFinan: I'm looking for a game by this player, and I can't remember who he was playing, when the game was played, nothing really! I just know it was a brilliant draw against another master of roughly the equal strength and it really, really should be in his notable games because I'm sure all you hard core chess aficionados on this site must know *that game!* It's a game that you wouldn't forget (unlike me lol) because it's just a brilliant game of attacking chess. I'll dig deeper, I'll find it somewhere but if im ringing any bells for ANYONE!!!!!!!!! I'd appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction? 😃|
|Feb-19-14|| ||MarkFinan: R Byrne vs Larry Evans, 1965|
This game should be amongst this players notable games, because win or lose. It's a classic 😃
|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.|
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