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 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. 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. 8Vt-2V4. 8Vt-2V4. He had 7', And that's how Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old 15-year-old 15-year-old 15-year-old 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, Reshev-sky, Reshev-sky, five times former champion, champion, lost it. Fischer's final-match final-match final-match draw was with Robert Byrne of Indianapolis Indianapolis in 28 moves. Rea-hevsky Rea-hevsky 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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