Brooklyn Boy, 13, Hailed As 'Brilliant' Chess Player
Brooklyn Boy, 13, Hailed As 'Brilliant' Chess Player NEW YORK (AP) A quiet surprising moves Bobby out - group huddled around a table in the corner of the Marshall Chess Club, w stchlng an almost ' unbelievable game. The players were Donald Byrne, a chess msster. and Bobby Fischer, a 13 - year - old Brooklyn schoolboy plsylng.n his first major tournament. Time and again with bold, a .aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaV' It . Sanaa. ?&'. anaa. . "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaB f. - 'lnaBEaaaaaaaaaa aananaanaanaaanP' : Vanann eat! aaH BaanPT MM eannnnnnK. Jr'W' - " aa! taanay - '!V:?nnnl WStimmy'M 'JjoMtll ufBLLjpyprVSjJ aananananHP?K anaLa. anaa"? V a V eaaVBanw BaBnT7 j& LltwMMMennVaK anaanr Sai aHsSnE laBBna CeanannlA E iaalEEBwP'iBE$EB BOBBY FISCHER expert at 13 studies move on way to victory over Donald Byrne, one of the best chess players In the United States. . By Jay Alan iS LmJmi i fcxed his more experienced. op ponent "Impossible." whispered one ot the onlookers.. "Byrne Is losing to a 13 - year - old nobody," and the game was over. Bobby had earned his first' victory ln the Leulng J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament. CHESS REVIEW magazine called It the "game of the centurya stunning masterpiece ot combination play performed by a boy of 13 against a formidable opponent, matching the finest on record In the bistory of chess prodigies." ' Bobby didn't win the Rosen - v.sld tournsment the trophy went to Sammy Reiheviky, the ranking U. S. player but the crew - cut youngster who would rather play chess thsn est sitab - llshed himself as a young man to watcu. New York chess' enthusiasts have recognized Bobby'a .ability for several years. Hani Kmoch, secretary - man ager of the Manhattan, Chess Club, says: "For his ace. I don't think there is any better chess player in the world. He is a genuine prodigy and one ot the best players in our club." Bobby appears embarrassed by all tne attention he bas drawn since he detested Byrne. "I Just made the movep I thought were best," be ssys mod' estly. "I was Just lucky." Where did he learn the game? "My sister taught me when I was 6," he says. "She was 12 and didn't know too much about the game, but she told me where and how to move the pieces, I liked It and have been playing It ever since." DOES HE WANT to continue playing the game and perhaps bo - come one of the great players? "I could play chess all my life.'' be answers shyly, "I like tournaments and would like - to play In a lot of them. As for being greet, I don't know about that" t Kmoch. however,, has fewer reservations "The outlook is brilliant, It he continues to proceed the way he has the 'put year or two, he's likely to become one of the a... 1 .. - A .it flma greenvav piajci va aua was.