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Larry David Evans
Number of games in database: 77
Years covered: 1971 to 1995
Last FIDE rating: 2315
Highest rating achieved in database: 2370

Overall record: +21 -28 =28 (45.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (15) 
    B40 B22 B31 B27 B51
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C69 C62 C60 C68
 Ruy Lopez Exchange (4) 
    C69 C68
 French Defense (4) 
    C05 C00 C07
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (13) 
    B90 B84 B23 B53 B93
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B93 B99 B98 B96
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E54 E41 E42 E46 E53
 English (5) 
    A14 A13 A19
 English, 1 c4 e5 (4) 
    A28 A25
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   U Rath vs L D Evans, 1981 0-1
   V Pupols vs L D Evans, 1976 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Esbjerg-B (1981)
   72nd US Open (1971)
   2nd Lloyds Bank Masters Open (1978)
   Lone Pine (1976)

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(born Dec-18-1952, 69 years old) United States of America

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He is an IM (1980).

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 79  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R L Wheeler vs L D Evans  0-152197172nd US OpenA48 King's Indian
2. L D Evans vs J MacFarland  1-031197172nd US OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
3. C Barnes vs L D Evans  0-121197172nd US OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. L D Evans vs R J Gross  1-041197172nd US OpenA23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
5. L Binet Tapaszto vs L D Evans  0-180197172nd US OpenB53 Sicilian
6. L D Evans vs L Dubeck  1-045197172nd US OpenD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
7. L D Evans vs W Martz  1-051197172nd US OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. L D Evans vs P Poschel 0-1411972USAB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. E Formanek vs L D Evans  ½-½37197374th US OpenB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. L D Evans vs E Winslow  1-031197374th US OpenB07 Pirc
11. L D Evans vs Panno 0-1191976Lone PineB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. V Pupols vs L D Evans 0-1281976Lone PineA58 Benko Gambit
13. L D Evans vs de Firmian  1-0351976Lone PineB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. L D Evans vs K Rogoff 0-1451976Lone PineC00 French Defense
15. D Berry vs L D Evans 1-0151976Lone PineA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
16. Fedorowicz vs L D Evans  0-1351976Lone PineA25 English
17. M Sisniega vs L D Evans  ½-½301976Lone PineB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
18. L D Evans vs P Biyiasas  0-1371977New York GHIC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
19. L D Evans vs Rohde  ½-½411977New York GHIB08 Pirc, Classical
20. G Sigurjonsson vs L D Evans  1-0271977New York GHIB23 Sicilian, Closed
21. Mednis vs L D Evans  1-0491977New York GHIA14 English
22. L D Evans vs V Zaltsman  0-1311977New York GHIB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
23. Henley vs L D Evans  ½-½801977New York GHIE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
24. H Olafsson vs L D Evans  1-0611977New York GHIB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
25. L D Evans vs R Kaimo  1-0411977New York GHIB22 Sicilian, Alapin
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 79  PGN Download
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Apr-10-09  DIO: Just last weekend, on April 4th '09, I had the pleasure of attending a seminar by Larry D. Evans on "advanced strategy" at the chess supernationals in Nashville. He is a charismatic speaker, very knowledgeable, very approachable, very informal, and a lot of fun to watch - the kids in the audience loved him (the adults too). I later found his web site and downloaded all his articles, which will make for a very fun bedtime read. Thank you for a memorable experience Mr. Evans!
Feb-27-10  whitebeach: <centralfiles>: Just looked back at this, and yes, thanks for the correck. Even after all these years I still screw up the scoresheet. I think it comes from growing up with one notation system and switching to another later in life. Or quite possibly I would screw up in any system. Whatever the case, this little game with Evans is one I'll remember forever.
Apr-03-10  jerseybob: He used to be called Larry "the other" Evans.
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  HeMateMe: I think "Larry the Lesser" is kinda catchy.
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  Phony Benoni: I'm looking at games from the 1970 US Open in Boston in which Larry D. played, by Larry M. didn't. He won his first three games, then faced William E Martz in round 4.

It probably didn't happen, but I like to imagine Martz checking on his round 4 pairing and asking, "I didn't Evans was playing!"

May-11-11  centralfiles: <Phony Benoni>
I dont get it, explain.
May-11-11  Jim Bartle: Maybe it was tough at times to be the "other" Larry Evans, but what's it like for Sergey Kasparov?
May-11-11  Caissanist: Does Larry D. Evans' website still exist? Googling him gives mostly links to very old articles about him.
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  Phony Benoni: <centralfile> I was imagining Martz confusing him with Grandmaster Larry Melvyn Evans.
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  HeMateMe: I once beat a guy named Anatoly Carpov. It was a huge ego boost, for me!
May-11-11  I play the Fred: <"I didn't Evans was playing!">

The confusion may have come from the missing word <"know">.

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  Phony Benoni: Oh, yech. I have got to speed up my eyes or slow down my fingers.
May-12-11  centralfiles: <I play the Fred: The confusion may have come from the missing word "know"> Thats right I thought it was a pun.
Jun-12-11  mikejoseph: I studied with Larry D.Evans in the late 1970s. He was a great teacher who always stressed learning gambit play. I remember him requiring that something be sacrificed in each my tournament games. He introduced me to the Schliemann Variation of the Ruy Lopez which I still use to this day. I used it successfully in a Korchnoi simul when he was the #2 player in the world:

V.Korchnoi - M.Joseph
NYC March 20, 1979
Simultaneous Exhibition-30 Boards
Ruy Lopez - Schliemann Variation
1 e4 e5
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 Bb5 f5
4 d3 fxe4
5 dxe4 Nf6
6 Qd3 d6
7. a3 Be6
8 O-O Qd7
9 c4 a6
10 Ba4 h6
11 Nc3 Qf7
12 Nd5 g5
13 Bxg5 Nxd5
14 cxd5 hxg5
15 dxe6 Qh5
16 Qc4 g4
17 Bxc6+ bxc6
18 Qxc6+ Ke7
19 Qxa8 gxf3
20 h3 Qg6
21 g3 Rxh3
22 Resigns
All my best to you Larry if you happen to read this!

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  SteinitzLives: Larry, Maybe you want to mooch off GM Evans a little, but please resist the temptation (and insist that those you work for do too) to rid yourself of the initial D. in your name, when advertising.

The latest Chess Life for Kids (April 2013) listed "Larry Evans and the Mountain Lake Chess Camp" (there, I gave you some free advertising). I did a double-take: Larry, back from the dead? Please keep the initial D. It's a good brand and you are well known to be a very talented chess teacher/writer.

Don't let Mountain Lake Chess Camp confuse the parents who are often of questionable knowledge re: this stuff into thinking they are getting something else (and no, using the title International Master, will not give you enough separation from GM Larry M. Evans to justify dropping the D.). Know your audience (but not so much so as to confuse them and self-promote).

This probably has everything to do with the person placing the ad in Chess Life for Kids, and nothing to do with you, so please proof this stuff first, and be on guard for this kind of thing.

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  HeMateMe: Maybe it was just a topographical error?
Mar-04-15  rolloknight: I was reading his column in the May 2002 issue of Chess Life close up looks like a younger commander Will Riker from Star Trek.
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  perfidious: While not having watched much of that version of Star Trek, I played this Larry Evans many years ago and must say the thought had not occurred to me, though I agree.
Mar-04-15  Granny O Doul: Then there was Kasparian the prolific composer of studies and known to Pal Benko, for one, as "the good one".
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  MissScarlett: <This reminds me of another (very young) IM who hasn't been heard from in a very long time by the name of: Larry Evans. The story goes, he opened a art shop and sold some bogus stuff for which he was sent to jail. This was confirmed to me by his lovely wife a few years later as she told me the whole sad story when i passed her on the street one day. Her amazing model-like visage haunts me many years later as i remember how sad she became when told me the whole story.>

Josif Israel Zilber (kibitz #16)

A search for Evans in American newspapers reveals a steady trickle of articles about him as a chess teacher/player from 1976 onwards but nothing in the preceding years.

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  louispaulsen88888888: It could have been a typographical error. Not likely a topographical error.
Apr-28-20  jerseybob: <whitebeach: White:L.D. Evans

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f54. d4 fxe4 5. Nxe5 Nxe5 6. dxe5 c6 7. Bc4 Qa5+ 8. Nc3 Qxe5 9. 0-0 d5 10. Bb3 10 . . . Nf6 11. f4 Bc5+ 12. Kh1 Qe7 13. f5 0-0 14. Bg5 Kh8 15. Qe2 Bd7 16. Rad1 Rae1 17. Bd5? cxd5 18. Nxe4 Qf7 19. Nxf6 gxf6 20. Bh6 Rg8 21. Rf4 Bc6 22,g4? Qc4!! 23. Qxc4 e3+ 24. Rd5 e2! 25. Re4 Rxe4 26 Qxe4 e1(Q)+! 27. White resigns (27. Qxe1 Bxd5 mate).> God knows why I played this game over - call it Cooped up Corona Craziness - but the combo only works if white's 18th is Nxd5.

Nov-19-21  SBC: I only know what I've read.

It seems that when Larry (M) Evans was fired by Burt Hochberg in 1977 as a contributor to CL&R (ostensibly due to his negative views on Fischer's WC match terms), he was replaced with Larry (D) Evans in what was described at the time as a ploy to confuse the readers.

Larry M. Evans subsequently wrote:
"In the December 1977 issue of "Chess Life and Review' there is a byline by a weak chessmaster, Larry D. Evans, [the article series was "The ABC's of Chess"]which is clearly and attempt to give readers the impression that I am still writing for the magazine. Evans is to have a continuing series, which is okay with me provided he uses his middle initial as his first name and omits 'Larry.' The actors guild forbids members from using names of stars."

"...he [Hochberg] has hidden the fact that I was fired from the readers. His sneaky use of a column by Larry D. Evans in December (1977) is designed to forestall criticisms so that he can say: 'Look, we removed Larry Evan's columns from the magazine and very few readers complained.'"

Nov-20-21  pazzed paun: Years ago he told me chess was a
City game
You neede a large population base to make the local scene viable
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  FISHEGGS: Is "hear-say" evidence a violation of U.S. law...? I understand it is not allowed in a court of
law. Maybe we will all get arrested!
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