Young Brooklyn Schoolboy Hailed as Chess Prodigy

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16 Prttilimiii vlrffiifl-Counrr ve 19571 Young Brooklyn Schoiboy nailed as uncss rroaiy NEW YORK i.-f A quiet rmip "I just made tlf huddled around a table in the corner of the Marshall Chess Club, watching an almost un believable game. The players were Donald Byrne, a chess master, and Hobby Fischer, a 13 year-old Brooklyn schoolboy playing in his lust major tournament. Time and aiiam with bold, surprising moves Bobby out foxed his more experienced opponent. "Impossible." whispered one of the onlookers. "Byrne is losing to a 13-year-uld nobody." "Mate." said thrs "nobody." and the flame was over. Bohhy had earned his fir-t victory m the Lessint; J. Kosenw.ild Trophy Tournament. ! CHESS REVIKW mneozino' called it the "name of the century a stunning masterpiece of combination play performed by a boy of 13 against a formidable opponent, matching the finest on record in the history of chess : prodigies." i Bobby didn't win the Rosen- wald tournament the trophy went to Sammy Reshevsky. the ranking U. S. player but the crew-cut youngster who would rather play chess than eat established himself as a young man to watch. New York chess enthusiasts have recognized Bobby's ability for several years. Hans Kmoch. secretary-manager of the Manhattan Chess Club, says: "For his age. I don't think there is any better chess player in the world. He is a genuine prodigy and one of the best players in our club." BOBBY APPEARS embarrassed by all the attention he has drawn since ne aeteatea tsvrne. thought were best," h estly. "I was just hi Where did he lenrn "My sister taught was t." he says. "She and tiic In t know too nun I he game, but she told and how to move the l liked it and have been it ever since." 1 Does he want to continue ing the game and perhaps come one of the great play "I could play chess all life." he au.-uers shvlv. "I tournaments and would like ! ;.!' m a lot ot them. As lor-being great. I don't know about that." Kmoch. however, has fewer reservations: "The outlook is brilliant. If he continues to proceed the way he has t'ue past year or two, he's likely to become one of the greatest players of all time." ac I is mocl-'Vme? I 12 OUt m Ttre PHI T Pi. I DEAD ISSl'E DALLAS. Tex vf Kappa Sigma fraternity boys sold the used hearse they bought as a cheap means of transportation. "It's not that were superstitious." said James Wilhelmi of Tacoma. Wash., at Southern Methixlist University. "We need the money." Only one of the girls they took to games and dances in the hearse objected. "She said she wouldn't be caught dead in it," Wilhelmi said. Argus-Courier Ads Bring Results REXALL SUPER PLENAMim plui red rrfamin BIS YUTTLE DRUG CO. PTh. R.xall 8 tor US Main 8t Ph. X-TIT1 I

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  1. The Petaluma Argus-Courier,
  2. 22 May 1957, Wed,
  3. Page 16

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