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Amateur Games: Tabiya 18:Browne-Heisman NYC 1972

Amateur Games: Tabiya 18:Browne-Heisman NYC 1972

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Browne-Heisman NYC 1972

Opening: B99: Bg5 Najdorf Sicilian

Player(s): Browne, Heisman

A tribute to Walter Browne, who passed away last week. My theoretical game with him from Round 2 of the 1972 NYC Championship. I dared play the main line of Najdorf Variation against one of the world's leading experts. Six months later in the Church's Fried Chicken tournament GM Mecking improved on my 26th move and beat Browne. But my game, featuring the first time Browne played 26.Ng3 (which he wrote a '!' on his scoresheet before he got up to walk around...) was never published. After the game, Browne took me out to his favorite steakhouse (being from Philly I did not know NY restaurants...).

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