Old Master Gets Trapped; Kid Star Rules Chess World
j ! ! Old Master Gets Trapped; Kid Star Rules Chess World NEW YORK W An air of expectancy filled the arena and yet it was still. The spectators sized up the opponents. Their faces almost told their thoughts. Could he repeat, they wondered. Could this youngster beat out the old master for the National Championship? Yes. a National title was at stake and the spectators were tense the kind of tenseness that can grip only a National championship. The youngster was only 15. His hair was mussed and he was wearing a striped sport shirt just a boy trying to do a man's job. He studied his opponent and the play started. On and on, the test of nerves and brains went. The youngster used every trick at his command. .Now he was on the verge of winning. But he called a halt and offered his opponent a draw. The opponent shook his head and scowled. He was not going to give up at this stage. He was going all out-for the victory. The teen-ager's eyes hardened. Young as he was, he had been through this sort of thing before. Now he was expanding every last wile. BATTLE CONTINUES Two more hours went by and the battle continued. Abruptly, his adversary called a halt. He was on the ropes. The show, indeed, was on the other foot. "Will you settle for a draw?" he asked. "Diiaw," 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. FATAL LOSS The older man had lost only one match in the week-long championship tournament. But that was a fatal one. He had been beaten by the teen-ager 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 8I2-2li. He had 7!2-3',2. And that's . how Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old Brooklyn High School student, won his second "onsecutive United States chess championship yesterday. And that's how grand master Samuel Reshevsky, five times former champion, lost it. . Pi ,tvlx 1 frii9 Miami IYud MIAMI. LV Northwestern and University of Miami were feudin? today over 7-foot basketball star Mike McCoy who left the Illinois school Saturday and is reportedly headed herr..' Athletic Director Slu IIol-comb denounced Miami's recruiting: policies while Jack Harding;, CM athletic director, and basketball coach Bruce Hale said there had been no contact between Miami and McCoy after McCoy decided to attend Northwestern last summer.