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|Dec-22-06|| ||Phony Benoni: An autobiographical essay by Adams, from 1949: http://boylston-chess-club.blogspot...|
|Jul-01-07|| ||CaptainEvans: You've got to admire this chap for his undiminished belief in the invinciblity of the Vienna Opening - in spite of his results with it.|
|Apr-28-09|| ||DarthStapler: I always get this guy confused with the guy who played that crazy back rank queen sacrifice game against Torre|
|Apr-28-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: The Notorious WWA!|
|Apr-28-09|| ||WhiteRook48: <DarthStapler> do you mean Carlos Torre Adams?|
|Apr-28-09|| ||MaxxLange: <CaptainEvans> I absolutely do admire him - I get the idea he was a little crazy, but in a good way|
|Apr-29-09|| ||DarthStapler: E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920|
|Sep-29-09|| ||Raisin Death Ray: Gomez's long lost brother!|
|Jan-12-10|| ||Nezhmetdinov: 2 things:
1) I thought that Adams believed the Bishop's opening to be a forced win by white - I think I read this in a book on Fisher I no longer own but I may be wrong (Was he also the one who came up with 6.h3 in the Najdorf?).
2) WMD's "poem" is in fact the lyrics to a Morrissey song (after he'd lost it, mind you...)
|Jul-02-10|| ||Antiochus: [Event "Des Moines"]
[White "Weaver Adams"]
1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. c4 Nb6 5. f4 dxe5 6. fxe5 g6 7. Be3 Bg7 8. Nc3 c5 9. d5 Qc7 10. d6 exd6 11. Nb5 Qe7 12. Nxd6+ Kf8 13. Nxc8 Nxc8 14. Bxc5 1-0
|Sep-22-10|| ||myschkin: . . .
"The History of Gay"
(by Raymond Keene)
Random source: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...
|Sep-22-11|| ||perfidious: <Nezhmetdinov: 2 things:
1)......(Was he also the one who came up with 6.h3 in the Najdorf?)>
Indeed he was.
|Sep-22-11|| ||HeMateMe: Another Weaver (Dirty Harry studied him):
<The Weaver Stance was developed in 1959 by pistol shooter and deputy sheriff Jack Weaver, a range officer at the L.A. County Sheriff's Mira Loma pistol range. At the time, Weaver was competing in Jeff Cooper's "Leatherslap" matches: quick draw, man-on-man competition in which two shooters vied to pop twelve 18" wide balloons set up 21 feet away, whichever shooter burst all the balloons first winning the bout. Weaver developed his technique as a way to draw a handgun quickly to eye level and use the weapon's sights to aim more accurately, and immediately began winning against opponents predominantly using unsighted "hip shooting" techniques.
|Apr-28-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Today on the date of your birth, you are remembered, W.W. Adams!|
|Sep-17-12|| ||Conrad93: "And Black wins...
Of course White can always play differently, in which case he merely
loses differently. (Thank you, Weaver Adams!)"
-- A Bust to the King's Gambit
Why is Fischer thanking Weaver?
|Sep-17-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <Conrad93> It's a joke. Yes, from Fischer. Weaver Adams made much the same statement about Black in his analysis "proving" that White wins by force.|
|Dec-17-12|| ||perfidious: < Hanada: ....In 1939 Weaver Adams wrote a book entitled, "White to play and Win". At his next tournament he lost all of his games as White and won all his games as Black....>|
This is one for the books-as the saying is, you can't make that s**t up.
<....His thesis, as expounded in this and other books by Adams, was that White has a winning position on the very first move....Adams would often publish collections of his games....and of them he would say: "There are no annotations, because every move is crystal clear."....>
The reconciliation of Adams' dogma and cold reality had to be a Sisyphean burden for him.
<....Adams won 49th US Open, in Baltimore.>
In the late 1970s, a friend gave me some back numbers of Chess Review. One of the earliest was the August 1948 issue with Adams on the cover. The title was 'Apostle of Aggression'.
That issue also had a piece on the first Massachusetts championship won by John A Curdo. There would be not a few others in his career, and it could hardly have happened to a nicer man, or more ferocious opponent. The Chess Review cover title above was certainly appropriate for John as well.
|Dec-17-12|| ||Phony Benoni: <perfidious> The Weaver story is just about true. The tournament in question was the Championship Section of the 1940 US Open in Dallas. Adams did squeak out one draw with White while going 4/4 as Black.|
Game Collection: US Open 1940, Dallas
Unfortunately, only the game W Adams vs Fine, 1940 is available.
The original source is a tournament report appearing in the October 1940 Chess Review, p. 146. It was written by USCF President George Sturgis, and if you can't believe a chess politician, who can you believe?
|Dec-18-12|| ||waustad: In looking at the posts here, it seems that some strange stuff got posted before, but the topic of the Vienna game came up often. I've been looking into present day Austrian chess and I haven't seen anybody there using it, perhaps except for as a way into a KIA setup. My exploration is in no way exhaustive, but Dutch players are much more likely to play the Dutch, and English are much more likely to start with c4. Just saying.|
|Jul-19-13|| ||GrahamClayton: Adams would often perform at chess clubs in the United States exhibition games known as the "System Demonstration". He would play two games simultaneously, and describe to the players and spectators how to use his "System" to analyse a position. He would describe his general plans and strategy, along with any upcoming tactical threats or combinations.|
|Apr-28-14|| ||offramp: <Please observe our posting guidelines:
No Secret, Profane or Sugarcane language.>
♫ We'll never know what Harry was Wirth ♫
|May-23-14|| ||dorsnikov: I have an original copy of Weaver's "Simple Chess." It was given to me by an old timer who bought it at one of Weaver's demonstrations in the late 1940's.|
|Apr-28-15|| ||andrewjsacks: Makes one wonder what noted player had the lowest percentage of drawn games...|
|Apr-28-15|| ||Karposian: <andrewjsacks: Makes one wonder what noted player had the lowest percentage of drawn games...>|
Historically, I have no idea. But this Swedish GM may have the lowest drawing percentage(29%) of Grandmasters that are still active today:
|Apr-28-15|| ||Phony Benoni: Leaving aside trivial cases like Gioachino Greco (+79 -0 =0), Colonel Moreau, (+0 -26 =0), and NN (2.5% draws), then Adolf Anderssen at 8.1% and Paul Morphy at 9.8% look like reasonable choices. However, the problem with players like them is that so many of their games were informal rather than serious tournament / match games. An offhand game that ends in a draw is rarely preserved, thus skewing the numbers.|
Adams is at 13.2%, but he was strictly a national-level player. If we want an international player with mostly "serious" games, <Karposian>'s selection of Jonny Hector with 23% might not be tood bad. Even a wild and crazy guy like Rashid Gibiatovich Nezhmetdinov was all the way up to 24% draws.
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