14-Year-Old Cops U.S. Chess Title
14-Year-Old Cops U.S. Chess Title \ CLEVELAND, Ohio (UP) — Robert Fischer, .14, of Brooklyn, N.Y., won the championship title of the 58th annual 'National Open Chess Tournament Friday night, besting any number of older players before tying tournament veteran Arthur Bisquierer of New York City. „ At first, young Bobby was declared the loser, and called nis mother in Brooklyn to make the. sad admission that r • had not gained the international chess crown. ' He and Bisquirer, an IBM prob- lemist, had tied at 10 points. Then, two mathematicians re- figured the highly complicated system of computing honors. After consulting the . Encyclopedia of ; chess, the experts named the teenage lad champion. That called for a second phone call to mother.