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  1. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    05 Jul '08 15:07
    Does anybody fancy taking me on in an Evans? I'd like to play the white pieces against somebody with at least a similar rating, i'm not fussed about 100 points either way.
    as long as the pawn is accepted you can do what you like after that. I'm trying to brush up on this opening to add it to my OTB repertoire.

    Any takers? just send the board accross.

    cheers.
  2. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    05 Jul '08 15:21
    come on now! you know you want to.
  3. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    05 Jul '08 15:27
    Originally posted by Talisman
    come on now! you know you want to.
    I am within your range but currently pretty underrated. I will raise my rating about 400 points within a month though so there is no problem I hope.
  4. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    05 Jul '08 15:30
    Offer now gratefully accepted. Thanyou Ivan
  5. 05 Jul '08 15:31
    Originally posted by Talisman
    come on now! you know you want to.
    Why?
    The Evans is fun as White, but horrible for Black in all but a very few lines.
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    05 Jul '08 15:34 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Why?
    The Evans is fun as White, but horrible for Black in all but a very few lines.
    naah...

    Game 5182779
  7. 05 Jul '08 15:43
    I agree with Squekbelch.

    You will most likely walk into book refutations.

    You should have set up the position after
    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 gone as white and when the
    challenge was accepted - trot out 5.b4.

    Some of the players may not have known it was an Evans
    and thought it was blunder. Now they know what it's called
    so they know what to look up...OOPS!
  8. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    05 Jul '08 15:52
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    Why?
    The Evans is fun as White, but horrible for Black in all but a very few lines.
    Mr. Morphy, and before you start, i know he was a different breed of player, never avoided the Evans as black! He was seemingly able to destroy players from both sides!
  9. 05 Jul '08 15:55
    Tough nut for White when Black plays like this:

  10. 05 Jul '08 16:04
    White should have played Kasparov's Be2 rather than Nxe5 (I stand corrected).

  11. 05 Jul '08 19:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    White should have played Kasparov's Be2 rather than Nxe5 (I stand corrected).

    [pgn][Event "Riga, Tal's Memorial (4)"]
    [Site "Riga, Tal's Memorial (4)"]
    [Date "1995.??.??"]
    [EventDate "?"]
    [Round "?"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [White "Garry Kasparov"]
    [Black "Viswanathan Anand"]
    [ECO "C51"]
    [WhiteElo "?"]
    [BlackElo "?"]
    [PlyCount "49"]

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc ...[text shortened]... 3 Nxh6 21.Qxh6 Bf8 22.Qe3+ Kf7 23.Nd5 Be6 24.Nf4 Qe7 25.Re1 1-0[/pgn]
    In the 7.Be2 line, better than 8...Nf6 is 8...d6!? leading to 9.Qxg7 Bf6 10.Qg3 Qe7 ie: