Boy, 14, New Chess Champ

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Boy, 14, New Chess Champ - Boy, 14, New Chess Champ CLEVELAND UP) When...
Boy, 14, New Chess Champ CLEVELAND UP) When tournament directors Friday night declared defending champion Arthur B. Bisguier, 26, of New York the winner of the U. S. Chess Federation's open tournament, 14-year-old Bobby Fischer protested that there had been a mistake in the scoring. Tournament officials spent an hour checking the complicated chess scoring system and then discovered they had awarded Bisguier too many points. They reversed their decision and declared Fischer the new open champion. lie is the youngest player ever to win the tournament. Fischer and Bisguier, who was dropped into second place, split the top prize of $1,500 under tournament rules

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  1. The Akron Beacon Journal,
  2. 17 Aug 1957, Sat,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 3

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