Bobby Fischer Retains U.S. Chess Crown
BOBBY FISCHER RETAINS U. S. CHESS CROWN New York. Jan! 4 CP) Bob by Fischer, the 15 year old Brooklyn whiz kid, retained his national chess championship Sunday when he drew with Robert Byrne of Indian apolis in 28 moves. That gave Fischer an 8V2- 2 record. Bobby didn't lose a match, but a draw counts a half point in the losing col umn. Samuel Reshevsky of New York, the only grand master competing, finished second with 7-312. His only loss was to Fischer. He drew with Paul Benko, a Hungarian refugee, in 14 moves in his final match.