Only 14, he's a chess whiz (Column 2)

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chess whiz, but experts, his mother wants better report cards by PAUL ABRAMSON BROOKLYN, N.Y.. At 14, a local boy named Bobby Fischer is regarded as one of the 20 top chess players in the world. He is the U.S. Open Champion, has been invited to compete at tournaments in Russia and England. "Players with Fischer's ability," says Maurice Kasper, president of the Manhattan Chess Club, "come along only once in a century." Yet Bobby Fischer, a boy of exceptional intellect,, is the despair of his high-school teachers, fast year, as a freshman, he fell Ix'hind in all his subjects, and almost didn't pass. This year the outlook isn't much better. Bobby is a chess whiz, but Just why mystifies everyone who knows him. "When he was 7," says his sister Joan, 19, "Bobby could discuss mathematical concepts like infinity, or do all kinds of trick problems. But ask him to multiply two and two and he'd probably get it wrong." This contradiction in Bobby's mental makeup has not made life any easier for his mother, Regina Fischer. Divorced from her husband, she has had to work hard at present as a registered nurse to support two children. And between

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  1. The Akron Beacon Journal,
  2. 27 Oct 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 119

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