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William Saunders Tevis
W S Tevis 
Photo courtesy Museum of Polo & Hall of Fame  
Number of games in database: 1
Years covered: 1921

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(born Apr-01-1891, died Sep-21-1979, 88 years old) United States of America

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Last updated: 2017-04-04 17:20:31

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Reshevsky vs W S Tevis 1-0321921Simul, 12bC53 Giuoco Piano

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  MissScarlett: Pretty sure this is William Saunders Tevis (1891-1979):

<The “Posthumous Iglehart Award” will go to William Tevis dubbed, the “Iron man of California”. Born in 1891, “Willie” was a colourful character who played polo for over sixty years, reached a respectable +6-goal handicap and was an active proponent in keeping the sport alive in California in its rebuilding years. Highly regarded for his superb skills as a horseman, he helped launch the famous 100 mile endurance ride known as the “Tevis Cup.”>

No obvious connection to our boy Walter.

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  Tabanus: San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 1921, p. E7:

<During Sammy Rzeschewski's recent simultaneous exhibition in this city an amusing incident occurred near the finish of his game with W. S. Tevis Jr. The diminutive Polish wizard was administering the final touches to a very skillful attack, and as he administered what apparently was a crusher, his habitually immobile features suddenly became quite animated. Slapping a piece down on the board the little fellow exclaimed: "I win!" Tevis, who is far quicker when swinging a polo mallet than in grasping possibilities at chess, replied, "Yes, I guess you do." He had no sooner made the fatal admission, however, than he saw a move which would at least avert immediate disaster, but too late. Sammy instantly reached over and simultaneously with the "I guess you do" had bunched the pieces together. Of course he would have won in a few more moves anyhow. The position is so unusual that we will reproduce the entire game next week.>

The same newspaper does give the game next week, and says Tevis can still hang on by 32...Qg5

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