|May-12-04|| ||Benzol: Ewen McGowen Green
Born 29th June 1950 Auckland
New Zealand Champion (Joint) 1979-80.
|Jun-29-06|| ||Benzol: Happy Birthday Ewen.|
|Jun-29-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Ewen McGowen Green|
GREEN, Ewen M.
|Mar-13-07|| ||Benzol: Ewen is giving simultaneous displays on Saturday 31st of March at the Westfield Pakuranga shopping centre. Times are 10am - 12noon and 2pm - 4pm.|
|Mar-25-07|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Blindfold?|
|Mar-25-07|| ||Benzol: <Jonathan> Don't think so although I'm not sure.|
|Mar-25-07|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: It would be very good publicity for chess.|
|Apr-06-07|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Green,E - Jackson,R [A42]
7th Waitakere Trust Open, Auckland NZ, 07.07.1984
1.d4 g6 2.c4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.e4 Nc6 5.Be3 e5 This looks like it could gain tempi on a normal KID, playing ...f5 before ...Nf6, saving ...Nd7, f5, Nf6. But White reacts accurately.
6.d5 Nce7 7.c5! f5 8.cxd6 cxd6 9.Bb5+ Kf8 Black definitely doesn't want to swap off his good B.
10.f3 Nf6 11.h3 h5 12.Qd2 h4 13.Nge2 Nh5 14.0-0-0 Qa5 15.Kb1 a6 16.Bd3 f4? 17.Bf2 b5?
Peter Stuart rightly comments: "It is White who has the attacking chances on the queenside -- not Black." Indeed, in many Saemisch-type positions, both sides attack on the wing their King is located, quite safe -- compare the classic game Kotov vs Szabo, 1953 or the not-so-classic Sarfati-Cashman game on User: Jonathan Sarfati. It is quite reasonable, because they are attacking on the side where they have a space advantage, so their kings are safest there rather than facing the enemy attack. But this means that Black's blocking the K-side on the previous moves was also wrong.
18.Nc1 Ng3? The N is out of play here.
19.Rhe1 Bd7 20.Nb3 Qd8 21.a3 Kf7 22.Rc1 Bf6 23.Rc2 Qb8 24.Na2 Rc8 25.Rec1 Rxc2 26.Qxc2 Nc8 27.Na5 Bd8 28.Nc6
Black now wishes he had left his B-pawn at home, but he still would have been worse since he has blocked off his natural counterplay on the K-side.
28...Bxc6 29.dxc6 Bc7 30.Qb3+ Kf6 31.a4 bxa4 32.Qxa4 a5 33.Nc3 Ne7 34.Qc4 Bb6 35.Bxb6 Qxb6 36.Nd5+ Nxd5 37.Qxd5 Qc7 38.Rc3 Rc8 39.Ba6 Ra8 40.Bc4 Kg7 41.Rb3 Ra7 42.Rb7 Rxb7 43.cxb7 Qb8 44.Qg8+ 1-0
|Jun-29-07|| ||Benzol: Many happy returns (again) Ewen.|
|Jun-29-07|| ||Richard Taylor: Good game by Ewen. Ewen basically runs the ACC - especially the tournaments and coaching the juniors and letting us know who has won what etc he is ex NZ Champion - should have been probably a GM or least an IM...he has a great ability for quick assessments and deep calculation. |
He once played about 20 Blindfold games at once and I can only be incredulous as I cant even play one game of blindfold!!
I simply cannot "see" the board - and I have tried everything over the years to achieve this but I simply cannot. Nor can I just look at a position and recall it. And I have great difficulty remembering openings - my memory in this respect is poor (I getconfued partculay by all the transpositions) -I need a board in front of me and often I forget games (or varitions) I have played even only reecently...
TO remember things I have to repeat them over and over again (hundreds of times in many cases) - this applies even to my own poems. Itis the reason I will never have any other language than English.
To recall game I have to play it over many many times. I wish there was some medicine one could take to magically make one's memory very clear and good - but alas ...I lack it.
So I am amazed even if someone can play one game of blindfold. I know you (Jonathan) can play several also...
I can only marvel at people who can recall positions and so on - I can if I play the games over quite a few times.
That is about 6 or 10 or more times and that very recently or I forget it... I wish i coud but my brain wasn't wired right in the first place!!
My son cant visualise any chess games (moves - that is not even two or three move sequences) but he can "hear" msuic and recalls converstions in movies often verbatim -I get them mixed up and have to have them told to me several times and even then I mix them up unless it is something very simple...I can visualise moves (with a board in front of me) but I have no memory for music (I forget what it sounds like the instant it stops - if I have hear msuic hundreds of times there is kind of "vague" "ghost memory" of how it sounds but it is not clear..)...Sarapu said to me once he lacked that also...but I lack also his eidetic memory powers!! O me miserum!!
And some things from my (especialy younger)life I reacal very clearly...
One advantgae of a rather poor memory is that I can easily forget the more horrific thhgs - this may be why we humans generally dont have perfect recall - a kind of protection perhaps. The mystery of memory!
|Feb-19-08|| ||Benzol: Stalflinga vs Ewen Green, Esbjerg 1974.
click for larger view
White looks to have some dangerous threats with moves like axb6 and Nc6+ in the air, but it is Black to play.
Ewen uncorked to following combination
1...Rxe7 2.Qxe7 Qxf3 3.gxf3 Rg8+ 4.Kf1 (4.Kh1 Nxf2#) Ba6+ 5.Re2 Nd2+ 6.Ke1 Nxf3+ 7.Kd1 Rg1+ and White resigned as mate next move follows.
|Jun-29-08|| ||Benzol: Wonder if Ewen knows he's the player of the day today?|
Anyway many happy returns Ewen.
|Jun-29-08|| ||Richard Taylor: I have a couple of interesting games v Ewen but I lost them both!! One played in the 60s another in the 80s I will see him tomorrow at ACC. Ewen has a great knowledge of the game.|
That's a great combo!!
|Nov-27-09|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Congrats to Ewen for his pupil Bobby Cheng, who just won the World U-12.|
|Jun-29-11|| ||Benzol: Many happy returns Ewen.
|Jun-29-11|| ||HeMateMe: Was he in "Trainspotting"? That was a fun movie.|
|Dec-03-11|| ||Willo: Does anybody know if Mr Ewan Green ever played chess for Auckland Hospital in the Auckland business league?|
|Dec-22-11|| ||Benzol: <Willo> You might try asking this question of <Richard Taylor>. He sees Ewen regularly at the Auckland Chess Centre. Drop him a line at Richard Taylor chessforum|
Hope this might help you.
|Mar-18-12|| ||Jonathan Sarfati: Congratulations to Ewen for winning the 2012 Howick Pakuranga Chess Club
(Myer Tan NZ Chess Grand Prix Class One Event) with 5.5/6 in a strong field http://chesschat.org/showthread.php...