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Dallas Tournament

Svetozar Gligoric8.5/14(+4 -1 =9)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky8.5/14(+5 -2 =7)[games]
Laszlo Szabo7.5/14(+2 -1 =11)[games]
Bent Larsen7.5/14(+4 -3 =7)[games]
Daniel Abraham Yanofsky7/14(+3 -3 =8)[games]
Fridrik Olafsson6.5/14(+4 -5 =5)[games]
Miguel Najdorf5.5/14(+1 -4 =9)[games]
Larry Melvyn Evans5/14(+2 -6 =6)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Dallas (1957)

Held at the Hotel Adolphus (1) in Dallas 30 November - 16 December 1957. David Bronstein was invited, but the US State Department denied his visa application in retaliation for restrictions placed on travel by Americans in the USSR. Evans was invited as a replacement.

Dallas was a closely contested event, (2) with all players who finished in the top half sharing the lead at some point. Larsen took the early lead, and remained at least tied for first until he lost to Gligoric in Round 9. Szabo was part of the four-way tie for first at the end of Round 8, but he drew all of his remaining games, so was unable to keep up with the leaders. Gligoric had an early loss in Round 3 to Szabo and Reshevsky had a late loss in Round 12 to Yanofsky. Once Larsen and Szabo fell off the pace, it was a race between Gligoric and Reshevsky for the second half of the tournament, with the two of them never being more than a half game apart. Both won their Round 13 game and drew their final game, so they shared first place.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Gligoric XX 0 1 1 1 1 8.5 2 Reshevsky XX 0 01 11 11 8.5 3 Szabo 1 XX 0 1 7.5 4 Larsen 0 XX 1 01 10 1 7.5 5 Yanofsky 0 1 0 XX 10 1 7.0 6 Olafsson 0 10 1 10 01 XX 0 6.5 7 Najdorf 00 01 XX 0 5.5 8 Evans 0 00 0 0 0 1 1 XX 5.0

In a side event, Pal Benko won a match with local master Kenneth Ray Smith (publisher of Chess Digest), 5-1.


Original collection: Game Collection: Dallas, 1957, by User: Resignation Trap. Introduction written by User: crawfb5.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yanofsky vs F Olafsson 1-0271957DallasB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
2. Larry Evans vs Gligoric  ½-½191957DallasE70 King's Indian
3. Szabo vs Reshevsky ½-½581957DallasE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
4. Larsen vs Najdorf 1-0541957DallasE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
5. Gligoric vs Larsen ½-½611957DallasB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
6. Najdorf vs Szabo  ½-½261957DallasE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
7. F Olafsson vs Reshevsky 1-0431957DallasE46 Nimzo-Indian
8. Yanofsky vs Larry Evans  ½-½851957DallasC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Larsen vs Yanofsky 1-0811957DallasE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. Szabo vs Gligoric  1-0261957DallasE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
11. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 1-0331957DallasE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
12. Larry Evans vs F Olafsson 1-0421957DallasA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Gligoric vs Reshevsky  ½-½241957DallasE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
14. F Olafsson vs Najdorf  ½-½471957DallasB32 Sicilian
15. Yanofsky vs Szabo  ½-½421957DallasB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
16. Larry Evans vs Larsen 0-1281957DallasD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. Najdorf vs Gligoric ½-½181957DallasE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
18. Szabo vs Larry Evans 1-0641957DallasD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Larsen vs F Olafsson 0-1591957DallasE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
20. Reshevsky vs Yanofsky  ½-½551957DallasE97 King's Indian
21. Larry Evans vs Reshevsky 0-1411957DallasE12 Queen's Indian
22. F Olafsson vs Gligoric  ½-½131957DallasE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
23. Larsen vs Szabo  ½-½531957DallasD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Yanofsky vs Najdorf  ½-½201957DallasB32 Sicilian
25. Najdorf vs Larry Evans  ½-½801957DallasE60 King's Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  wordfunph: <In a side event, Pal Benko won a match with local master Kenneth Smith (publisher of Chess Digest).>

score please?

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  crawfb5: Benko won 5.-1. <NY Times, 12/17/1957>. I added it to the introduction.
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  wordfunph: <crawfb5> thank you.
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