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Jan Timman vs Larry Evans
Islington op (1970), Islington ENG
English Opening: King's English Variation. Reversed Closed Sicilian (A25)  ·  1-0



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  fm avari viraf: This is not up to Evans standard. Again, a dubious Bishop sac that landed him in quagmire.
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  Retireborn: Does anybody know if this game is authentic? I can buy 19-yo Timman playing in a London weekend swiss, but not Larry Evans, who rarely played in Europe. Surely it's some other Evans altogether?
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  perfidious: Perhaps it was Larry David Evans, who was known to play in Europe, or perhaps not: there is much confusion at between the two players, this game being credited to the GM there as well, whereas inter alia, his fine performance at Algarve International 1975 is attributed to the IM.
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  Retireborn: <perfidious> Thanks, but I can't see Larry D playing in this sort of London swiss either....I had a look on NiCbase online and they give the Black player as CA Evans. Never heard of him, but Chessbase does know of a Welshman called CB Evans who looks to be the right age to have played in this.

Chessbase 2002 also has Larry D playing at Algarve 1975. Useful to know it was actually Larry M!

Sep-01-15  RookFile: GM Larry Evans was famous for capturing material with black and grimly hanging on with determined defense. The last thing you'd expect him to do is throw a piece out the window on move 8, just for fun.
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  Paint My Dragon: Definitely not Larry Evans. This was a C (or CA) Evans of New Zealand, as given in CHESS magazine (Jan 1971 p.170) and, as has been pointed out, on NiCbase. The CHESS article was written by the tournament organiser.
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  Retireborn: <PMD> Many thanks for that - good to get confirmation.
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  Korora: <Perhaps it was Larry David Evans, who was known to play in Europe, or perhaps not[.]> Or maybe it was Nicholas Nathaniel ("N.N.") Evans.

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