Teenager Repeats World Chess Title Old Men Stubborn . . . but Kid's Got It

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Teenager Repeats World Chess Title
Old Men Stubborn . . . but Kid's Got It - . but Kid's Got It expanding every last wile....
. but Kid's Got It expanding every last wile. Two more hours went by and the battle continued. Abruptly, his adversary called a halt. He was on the ropes. The shoe, indeed, was on the other foot." "Will you settle for a draw?" he asked. "Draw," murmured the youngster, hardly raising his eyebrows. The crowd grinned, but didn't make a sound. NOT FAR AWAY, the older man now 47 but himself once a child ace at his chosen game sighed heavily. The handwriting was on the wall. He couldn't win now. "Will you settle for a draw? he whispered to his opponent "Draw," said the opponent. The older man had lost only one match in the weeklong championship tournament. But that was a fatal one. He had heen beaten by the teenager after being drawn into a trap that even the spectators recognized. It was, he reflected, one of the biggest mistakes of his long and glorious career. He looked at the scoreboard. The youngster finished with a mark of 8Vt-2V4. He had 7', And that's how Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old Brooklyn high school student, won his second consecutive United States chess championship yesterday. And that's how Grand Master Samuel Reshev-sky, five times former champion, lost it. Fischer's final-match draw was with Robert Byrne of Indianapolis in 28 moves. Rea-hevsky drew with Paul Benko, a Hungarian refugee, in 14 moves. f W jr. : : : "?V WW flow f 't4 ffftrnrrriiirftirrtiriiMMM SAM RESHEVSKY . . , Says uncle to teenager.

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  1. Press and Sun-Bulletin,
  2. 05 Jan 1959, Mon,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 16

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