Saturday, June 09, 2007

Interview with Woody Harrelson !


Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American Emmy Award winning and Academy Award nominated actor.

Although he is best known for his role as Woody Boyd in the popular 1980s sitcom Cheers ( i love this sitcom ), he has also earned acclaim for his roles in films such as as Natural Born Killers, The People vs. Larry Flynt and, recently, A Prairie Home Companion.

He also played one to one exhibition game with "former" World Champion Gary Kasprov back in 1999 at Prague. The game ended with a draw but for your info....Garry graciously allow Woody to "consider several choices at various juncture". Here are the game.

Woody Harrelson - GM Garry KasparovPrague Exhibiton, July 1997

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5 ( US Champion Hikaru Nakumara played this move in serious game against strong GM ,Pentala Harikrishna at Sigeman & Co. Chess Tournament in Copenhagen 2005, ... so you can't blame Woody totally for playing this move against a World Champion!) Nc6 3.Bc4 Qe7 (Garry decided not to end the game in 4 moves!) 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Qh4 d6 6.d3 h6 7.h3 Be6 8.Nc3 Bxc4 9.dxc4 Nd4 10.Nxd4 exd4 11.Ne2 c5 12.f3 ( he first played 12.f4 but being convinced by the crowd that the e4 pawn is important) d5 13.cxd5 Nxd5 14.Qxe7+ Nxe7 15.Bd2 0-0-0 16.0-0-0 g6 17.Nf4 Bg7 18.c4 dxc3 19.Bxc3 Bxc3 20.bxc3 b6 21.c4 Rhe8 22.Rxd8+ (at this point Woody tell the crowd not to help Garry!!!) Rxd8 23.Nd5 Nc6 24.Kb2 Kd7 25.a4 Ke6 26.f4 Nd4 27.Rd1 h5 28.Kc3 Ne2+ 29.Kc2 Nd4+ 30.Kc3 Ne2+ 1/2-1/2


read the full interview with Woody at http://www.nbcsports.com/sports/1609124/detail.html


source : Wikipedia
Inside Chess Magazine

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