The Golden Olympiad Endgame of Larry Evans

The Golden Olympiad Endgame of Larry Evans

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Dec 27, 2009, 12:00 AM |
13 | Endgames

Larry M. Evans was born March 23, 1932 in New York City. At the age of 15, he became the youngest champion the Marshall Chess Club had ever had. In 1949, he tied for first place with Arthur Bisguier in the US Junior Championship. He began playing in US Championships in 1948. From 1951 to 1980 he won the US Championship five times. From 1951 to 1971, he won the US Open four times. In 1952 he became an international master and in 1957 he became a grandmaster. Evans played in the USSR-USA matches held in 1954 and 1955. In the first, he scored 2.5-1.5 against Taimanov. In the second, he scored 1.5-2.5 against Bronstein. In 1964 Evans played in the Amsterdam Interzonal. From 1950 to 1976 he played for the US in eight Olympiads. The following game contributed to his achieving the gold medal in Dubrovnik 1950 where he scored 8 wins and 2 draws on board 6. His opponent, Haakon Opsahl (Nov. 10, 1905-May 30, 2001) was playing for Norway and had previously played for Canada.

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