Sayre Youth, Chess, Bobby Fischer

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Goal Is National Champion Sayre Youth Fourth Ranking Junior Chess Player By PADDY BACHMAN For most people the game of chess is too hard on the brain and the bottom but a 15-year old Sayre youth has spent the past two years literally living the game and has parlayed his remarkable knowledge and abil ity into the position of fourth ranking junior player in the United States. Alex. Dunne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dunne of 327 Chemung street, Sayre, survived the two, three and four hour chess games at the two week national open chess tournament in Cleveland and returned to the Valley last week with the national ranking of fourth best in his class and the possibility of a chess scholarship. This ranking is on the basis of points he received in playing competitors of all ages in the tourney and comes only two years after he picked up his first chess piece. Experts suggested that if he keeps up his school marks he could qualify for a University of Pennsylvania chess scholarship. Last year when he competed in the national tournament he had learned enough in 12 months to rank 28th in the junior class. After his second year he has improved his rank to fourth. At his present diet of chess he may in a few years be the national open .champion. Impossible? Consider the case (Continued on page 6, column 3) . 1 X- j&m&-$t '' ' 1 Alex Dunne, 15-year-old Sayre chess expert who is now the fourth best in national ranking in his class, is shown above in a typical attitude as he studies a move. He won his ranking at the national open tournament in Cleveland. Evening Times Photo

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  1. The Evening Times,
  2. 27 Aug 1957, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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