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.
In a side event, Pal Benko won a match with local master Kenneth Ray Smith (publisher of Chess Digest), 5½-1½.
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
Original collection: Game Collection: Dallas, 1957, by User: Resignation Trap. Introduction written by User: crawfb5.
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
|1. Szabo vs Reshevsky
||½-½||58||1957||Dallas||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|2. Larsen vs Najdorf
||1-0||54||1957||Dallas||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|3. Evans vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||19||1957||Dallas||E70 King's Indian|
|4. Yanofsky vs F Olafsson
||1-0||27||1957||Dallas||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|5. Gligoric vs Larsen
||½-½||61||1957||Dallas||B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation|
|6. Najdorf vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||26||1957||Dallas||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|7. Yanofsky vs Evans
|| ||½-½||85||1957||Dallas||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|8. F Olafsson vs Reshevsky
|9. Szabo vs Gligoric
|| ||1-0||26||1957||Dallas||E79 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line|
|10. Reshevsky vs Najdorf
||1-0||33||1957||Dallas||E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)|
|11. Larsen vs Yanofsky
||1-0||81||1957||Dallas||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|12. Evans vs F Olafsson
||1-0||42||1957||Dallas||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|13. F Olafsson vs Najdorf
|| ||½-½||47||1957||Dallas||B32 Sicilian|
|14. Yanofsky vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||42||1957||Dallas||B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation|
|15. Evans vs Larsen
||0-1||28||1957||Dallas||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|16. Gligoric vs Reshevsky
|| ||½-½||24||1957||Dallas||E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation|
|17. Szabo vs Evans
||1-0||64||1957||Dallas||D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|18. Larsen vs F Olafsson
||0-1||59||1957||Dallas||E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5|
|19. Najdorf vs Gligoric
||½-½||18||1957||Dallas||E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3|
|20. Reshevsky vs Yanofsky
|| ||½-½||55||1957||Dallas||E97 King's Indian|
|21. F Olafsson vs Gligoric
|| ||½-½||13||1957||Dallas||E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno|
|22. Evans vs Reshevsky
||0-1||41||1957||Dallas||E12 Queen's Indian|
|23. Larsen vs Szabo
|| ||½-½||53||1957||Dallas||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|24. Yanofsky vs Najdorf
|| ||½-½||20||1957||Dallas||B32 Sicilian|
|25. Szabo vs F Olafsson
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56
|Dec-21-12|| ||wordfunph: <In a side event, Pal Benko won a match with local master Kenneth Smith (publisher of Chess Digest).>|
|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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