The Swindle of the Century

Larry Evans vs. Sammy Reshevsky

US Championship 1963/4 - New York

"What's this doing here?", you may ask. "I thought this page was about games that weren't over-anthologized." While it's true that the conclusion to this game has been published hundreds of times, I don't think I've ever seen the full score published.

The conclusion is very well known. In a seemingly hopeless position, Evans found a way to sacrifice his Queen and force stalemate. When Evans reached across the board to play 49. Qg8+, Reshevsky believed he was extending his hand to offer his resignation, and started to accept it!