Chess Title No Bother To Prodigy
Chess Title No Bother To Prodigy FV VnnK I API An air r( 'CxDectancv filled the arena Da- :vet it was still. The socctators sized un the on- JrtJl I a. j -rmr faccs ajmost told tlieir:on thoughts. Could )le rcpcat mcy wondered, regain- Could this youngster beat out the Uni-!0ti master for the national cham- pionship? ! S Yes. a national title was at stake and the spectators were tense the kind of tenseness that can grip: only a national championship. uncnai-Saturday am- ilam- The voungster was onlv 15. His i hair w as mussed and he was j wearing a striped sport shirt -jof JUM rt Wy U.Vllljj; U(J el man 5 j job. He was on the brink of the title. He studied his opponent and the nlnv tartrrl On and on, the test of nerves and brains went. The voungster used every trick at his command. Kn. h ..oc k f winning. But he called a halt and offered his opponent a draw. The opponent shook his head and i 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 I through this sort of thing before. Now he was expanding every last wile. ! Two more hours went by and the battle continued. i Abruptly, his adversary called a halt. He was on the ropes. The 'shoe, indeed, was on the other foot. , "Will you settle fur a draw?" he asked. i "Draw," murmured the voung- Ster, hard V raisinc llis rvebrows. T1. ...! , i . j i ., The crowd grinned, but didn't! " , , ii-uvian I dol lar away, the older man -!.- 1 now 47 hut himself 'ace at his chosen game - j The handwriting was on -,11 TI l.Jw , u un , ln now- ; ..... juu simr mi a ciraw.- he whispered to his opixmcnt. j , ciu 1 in.- oiiiiaiiciii. me tiiucr man naci inst only one a cniia;tlr 1 sighed i the.rr j match in the week-long champion- ,ship tournament .But that was latal one. He had been beaten the teen-ager after being drawn! jinto a trap that even the spccta-:who ,. IlxuH: , It was. he reflected, one of the biggest mistakes of his long and'hc glorious career. He looked at the scoreboard. The voungster finished with a mark of 8'2-2'i. He had 7'-3'2. i And that's how Bobby Fischer. 15- car-old Brooklsn high school student, won his second consecu- tivc United States chess champion- ship yesterday. And that's how grand master Samuel Rcshcvskv. !nve times former champion, losl 'it.