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Eliot Sanford Hearst vs Edmar J Mednis
Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956), New York, NY USA, rd 5, Oct-14
Sicilian Defense: Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Variation Early deviations (B62)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Nov-15-06  Resignation Trap: Actually, the result of this game should appear as <0-0>. Hans Kmoch declared this game a loss for both players.
Nov-15-06  scolley: Why was this declared a double loss, both over on time?
Nov-15-06  Resignation Trap: <scolley> Both players lost on time. See http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... and scroll down to "3879. Unique?" or User: Resignation Trap of my posting on October 14, 2006 for more details.
Nov-16-06  JohnTal: What am I missing - did Mednis allow Hearst 2 opportunities to regain the sacrificed piece? What were both players thinking?

For Mr H - anything wrong with 17 f3! or 20 Qd6 ?

Nov-16-06
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  Calli: <Both players lost on time>

Normally levelheaded, Hans made a kmochery of the process.

Nov-16-06  scolley: <Resignation Trap>Thanks, very interesting post.
Jun-11-07  RandomVisitor: The rarest result to a game of chess: The Dreaded Double Forfeit!

After the time scramble was passed, neither player had an accurate scoresheet, and so both were forfeited for failing to adhere to the Rules of the game.

Aug-01-07  Petrosianic: According to Hearst, since he was lost anyway, he tried to resign the game, so at least his buddy Edmar wouldn't suffer, but 'hanging judge' Hans Kmoch would have none of it. They both have invalid scoresheets. Blammo! Double Forfeit.

Maybe we need more of that. Here's a game that really *should* have been double forfeited, rather than just letting them do it over (and pre-arrange it a second time)

Salov vs Vaganian, 1989

Mar-03-14
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  FSR: <JohnTal> On 17.f3, 17...Qg5 keeps Black's extra piece. You're right that White can regain his piece with 20.Qxd6, but White gets a bad ending after 20...Qxd6 21.Rxd6 Rxf2 22. Re6 (22.Rd2 e3 is winning for Black) Re8.
Apr-10-15  Petrosianic: Here's the story of the game, as reported by Chess Life (December 1956):

<"A most interesting incident occurred at the Mednis-Hearst table when both players were forfeited! Hearst had overstepped the time limit at the 40th turn but Mednis kept his score for about the last ten moves. It had been announced that an accurate score must be kept or forfeit would occur. The position was quite won for Mednis and the extra point would have enabled him to tie Bisguier [for 2nd Place]. Incidentally, Mednis tied Reshevsky for most points scored against the prize-winners (4).">

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