Trying to to understand sicilian defense as a beginner? I don't get it?

Redgreenorangeyellow
blueemu wrote:
Happy_Trails_4 wrote:

You cavorted with Tal?

Bent Larsen once invited me out for a beer!

Get bent with Bent!

Unfortunately, I had to tell him that I was underage (only by a few months).

Is that really true? That story can be viewed as sad and funny depending on how you look at it. 

blueemu
Redgreenorangeyellow wrote:
blueemu wrote:
Happy_Trails_4 wrote:

You cavorted with Tal?

Bent Larsen once invited me out for a beer!

Get bent with Bent!

Unfortunately, I had to tell him that I was underage (only by a few months).

Is that really true? That story can be viewed as sad and funny depending on how you look at it. 

Yes. It was at the Canadian Open in Montreal in 1974.

Larsen placed 3rd.

I placed in a tie for 187th to 226th (LOL)... which was actually pretty good, since it represents a 50% score (5-1/2 out of 11). I was rated about the same as you are, at that time.

blueemu

near 1700.