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GM Larry M Evans

Larry M Evans
Photo: F.N. Broers/Dutch National Archives, CC.
Full name
Larry Melvyn Evans
Mar 22, 1932 - Nov 15, 2010 (age 78)‎
Place of birth
New York City
United States


Larry M. Evans was an American grandmaster and longtime chess columnist for Chess Life magazine and several newspapers. He was national champion five times: in 1951, 1952, 1961/62, 1968, and a share of first in 1980. Evans represented the United States at the Chess Olympiad eight times from 1950-76, beginning when he was 18.

Evans is also known for producing one of the most famous swindles in chess history, turning the lost position above against GM Samuel Reshevsky into a draw.

There was also an IM Larry David Evans, of no relation.

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