Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Browne-Heisman NYC 1972

National Master Dan Heisman is a name that is synonymous with excellence in chess coaching and teaching. Dan authors the award-winning Novice Nook column (winner of three Chess Journalists of America "Best Instruction" awards), aimed at improving adults, for chesscafe.com that are clearly written and offer very practical advice and tips on how to improve your game . In the new Improve Your Chess series, Dan provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve.

Today's show: 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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