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Walter Shawn Browne vs Edmar J Mednis
US Championship (1973), El Paso, TX USA, rd 1, Sep-09
Pirc Defense: Classical Variation. Quiet System Chigorin Line (B08)  ·  1-0

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Jan-25-14  jerseybob: Black's insufficient sense of danger lands him in big trouble. I don't like this 6..Nc6 line; it doesn't seems "Pirc-y" enough. Moves like c6, Nbd7 & Qc7 to prepare e5(or in some cases b5) seem more in order. But after the mass swap that black initiates on e5, shouldn't he avoid the swap of queens? Either 11..Qc7 or Qe7 seem grittier. Yes, white has play in both cases, but black has a better chance of untangling himself. As it stands, after the queen and rook swap, white has total control of the d-file, which Browne exploits brilliantly. Perhaps that's what Mednis underestimated.
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  perfidious: <jerseybob> Strictly a matter of personal preference, but in my playing days, I never cared for 6....Nc6 either; always preferred 6....Bg4, looking for an unbalanced fight. Of course, White always has the option of steering things into drawish lines in the Classical.
Jan-25-14  john.owen: As senior wall boy at the 1978 us championship in pasadena ca, I got to know Mednis. What a nice man. Pretty mild in his play as well. Walter Browne, an entirely different story. Is he still such a wild man? Don't play poker with him in his house' with his house rules.
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