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Arthur Bisguier vs Larry Melvyn Evans
US Championship (1972), New York, NY USA, rd 9, May-07
King's Indian Defense: Accelerated Averbakh Variation (E70)  ·  1-0



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  wordfunph: story behind this game..

At the start of his 9th round encounter with Arthur Bisguier (both are former U.S. Champions), Larry Evans suggested "Let's play a sporting game today --- no draw!". Bisguier obliged by beating Evans.

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  Phony Benoni: A slightly different version from "Title Chess", the tournament book edited by Burt Hochberg:

<"On the evening before this round was played, my wife Carol and I enterained some friends at our apartment, among them several of the players in the tournament. There was chess talk, of course, mainly about Fischer and the world championship match, but no one discussed the tournament in progress.

"Until the party was over, that is. Arthur Bisguier and his wife Carol had to leave a little early because of a babysitter problem. As they were leaving, Arthur called to Larry Evans: 'Hey, I have to play you tomorrow--do I have White?' Somebody said 'Yes.' Arthur asked, 'What should I play against you, Larry? King pawn, Queen pawn, what?' Evans replied, 'Play anything you want, Arthur--play chess.'

"Thus inspired, Bisguier plays chess.">

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  perfidious: <Phony Benoni>: Maybe I should have tried that manoeuvre against Bisguier: it could hardly have been wrong, as I lost all four of our encounters, including two with Black, in both of which he opened 1.d4.
Apr-06-13  RookFile: They were playing chess even in their conversation, I think. I'm quite sure Bisguier already knew he had the white pieces.
Jun-26-15  ToTheDeath: ...g5? This is what you call asking too much of the position. Evans had guts i'll give him that.

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Round 9 (Sunday, May 7)
from US Championship 1972 by Phony Benoni

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