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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 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 ½½ 0½ ½1 1½ ½1 ½½ ½1 8.5 2 Reshevsky ½½ XX ½½ ½½ ½0 01 11 11 8.5 3 Szabo 1½ ½½ XX ½½ ½½ 0½ ½½ 1½ 7.5 4 Larsen ½0 ½½ ½½ XX 1½ 01 10 1½ 7.5 5 Yanofsky 0½ ½1 ½½ 0½ XX 10 ½½ ½1 7.0 6 Olafsson ½0 10 1½ 10 01 XX ½½ 0½ 6.5 7 Najdorf ½½ 00 ½½ 01 ½½ ½½ XX 0½ 5.5 8 Evans ½0 00 0½ 0½ ½0 1½ 1½ XX 5.0

In a side event, Pal Benko won a match with local master Kenneth Ray Smith (publisher of Chess Digest), 5½-1½.


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

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Szabo vs Reshevsky ½-½581957DallasE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. Larsen vs Najdorf 1-0541957DallasE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
3. Evans vs Gligoric  ½-½191957DallasE70 King's Indian
4. Yanofsky vs F Olafsson 1-0271957DallasB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
5. Gligoric vs Larsen ½-½611957DallasB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
6. Najdorf vs Szabo  ½-½261957DallasE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
7. Yanofsky vs Evans  ½-½851957DallasC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
8. F Olafsson vs Reshevsky 1-0431957DallasE46 Nimzo-Indian
9. Szabo vs Gligoric  1-0261957DallasE79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line
10. Reshevsky vs Najdorf 1-0331957DallasE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
11. Larsen vs Yanofsky 1-0811957DallasE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Evans vs F Olafsson 1-0421957DallasA07 King's Indian Attack
13. F Olafsson vs Najdorf  ½-½471957DallasB32 Sicilian
14. Yanofsky vs Szabo  ½-½421957DallasB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
15. Evans vs Larsen 0-1281957DallasD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. Gligoric vs Reshevsky  ½-½241957DallasE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
17. Szabo vs Evans 1-0641957DallasD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Larsen vs F Olafsson 0-1591957DallasE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
19. Najdorf vs Gligoric ½-½181957DallasE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
20. Reshevsky vs Yanofsky  ½-½551957DallasE97 King's Indian
21. F Olafsson vs Gligoric  ½-½131957DallasE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
22. Evans vs Reshevsky 0-1411957DallasE12 Queen's Indian
23. Larsen vs Szabo  ½-½531957DallasD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Yanofsky vs Najdorf  ½-½201957DallasB32 Sicilian
25. Szabo vs F Olafsson 0-1231957DallasD71 Neo-Grunfeld
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-21-12  wordfunph: <In a side event, Pal Benko won a match with local master Kenneth Smith (publisher of Chess Digest).>

score please?

Dec-22-12  crawfb5: Benko won 5.½-1.½ <NY Times, 12/17/1957>. I added it to the introduction.
Dec-22-12  wordfunph: <crawfb5> thank you.

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