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Robert Warner vs Larry Melvyn Evans
U.S. Junior Championship (1947), Cleveland, Jul-??
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



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Feb-28-08  DarthStapler: I'm pretty sure this game is misattributed, black should have been Larry Evans
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  Fusilli: <DarthStapler: I'm pretty sure this game is misattributed, black should have been Larry Evans>

I think you are right. It appears as Robert Warner v. Larry Evans, U.S. Junior Championship, 1947, in the first 2011 issue of New in Chess.

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  crawfb5: <M> Yes, it was published in Chess Review, Oct 1947, p 14. Evans finished equal second with Jim Cross two points behind Larry Friedman.

Of course Evans <did> win the rapid transit event, scoring 30.5-1.5.

Dec-23-13  clement41: white could stand longer playing 19 Qc2 Re2 20 Qb3 Rae1! tempo 21 Bd2 R2e3!! dead
May-02-15  ChessJudge: Instead of the spectacular-looking . . . 18. Re3, black has an even more stunning forced mate in nine involving the offered and/or actual sacrifices of two bishops, a rook and a queen with:

. . . 18. Qe2 19.Nd2 Re3! 20.Qc2 Bxg3! 21.Rf1 Qg4! 22.f3 Bxh2+ 23.Kf2 Rae8!!! 24.fxg4 Re2+ 25.Kf3 R8e3#

Note the pretty, symmetrical final position with the king trapped in a cage whose walls are rooks and bishops.

Had white instead declined black's actual rook sacrifice in the game with 19. Qc2, black would have had a decidedly less interesting mate in 12 starting with . . . 19. Re2.

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  morfishine: <ChessJudge> Very pretty, but of course 4 moves slower...I think we can assume that White is collapsing at this point

Nice work!


May-03-15  ChessJudge: Thanks! Actually, my mate is three moves quicker than the one in the game -- had black defended correctly after Re3 by playing Qc2 instead of taking the rook, he could have prolonged the game by 12 moves. But yes, white was lost at least five moves before either combination.
Jun-16-15  SpiritedReposte: <Pop Warner>
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