Only 14, he's a chess whiz (Column 6)

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I-' SI w m m nWi . 9 Mf VflL . 7 '-T.ttiAif. dresses casually. Note his dungarees opponents' business suits and ties. onceat $1 apiece liancy. Among those finishing behind him was Max Pavey, his library opponent of seven years earlier. Last summer Bobby scored his greatest triumph, winning the U.S. Open Chess championship at Cleveland. He defeated the best American players with the exception of Reshevsky and Larry Evans, neither of whom competed. In the next few months, some experts believe, Bobby may prove himself the equal of them both. Money for His Mother Right now, though, he must start doing better in his school work and try to help out his hard-working mother. To make money, he has taken on as many as 30 challengers simultaneously at $1 a challenger. But such games, he says, "don't produce good chess. They're just hard on your feet" Recently his chess playing has started to produce bigger dividends. He won $7 50 for winning the Open, $125 in another tournament. This, he says, will help him toward bis goal: the chess championship of the world. How long will it take him? Says the cocksure Bobby about a crown that some men have spent a lifetime chasing: "I guess maybe 10 years." Porode Oct. 27, 1957

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  1. The San Bernardino County Sun,
  2. 27 Oct 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 82

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