Grandmaster Larry Evans would have been 88 today.
Many years ago, I had the pleasure of spending the entire Linares tournament seated next to IM Alex Wohl in the pressroom. Not only was he enjoyable to be around, he constantly displayed his unfettered imagination with wild suggestions that the GMs generally pooh-poohed. A few of them were actually sound. Anyway, here is a game of his. A lot of mistakes (it was a rapid game) but interesting and pretty at the end.
My apologies for failing to post last Sunday.
Grandmaster Yusupov celebrated his 60th birthday on Thursday. I was once mistaken for him at a bar in Qjuebec City. It was during his 1989 Candidates Match agains Kevin Spraggett. Someone walked up to me and said, “Hey, aren’t you that Russian grandmaster.”
There will be no game of the week this week. Hopefully, it will be back next week.
I chose this game because today is Svetozar Gligoric’s birthday. He would be 97 and he was one of the best players of his era.