Fischer Retains Chess Crown
Fischer Retains Chess Crown New York, Jan. 4 (JP) Fifteen-year-old Bobby Fischer, the Brooklyn whiz kid, won his second straight national chess championship today when he drew with Robert Byrne, of In dia.napolis, in 28 moves. That gave Fischer an 8li-2'4 record. Bobby didn't lose a match, but a draw counts a half point in the losing column Samuel Reshevsky, of New York, the only grand master competing, finished second with 7Vi-3i,2. His only loss was to Fischer. He drew with Paul Benko, a Hungarian refugee, in 14 moves in his final match.