The Arena Was Still, Expectant: Could The Brash Youngster Beat The Old Pro In the Championship?

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The Arena Was Still, Expectant: Could The Brash Youngster Beat The Old Pro In the Championship? - Abruptly, his adversary called He was on the...
Abruptly, his adversary called 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. 0 0 0 The handwriting was on the wall. He couldn't win now. -"Will -"Will you settle for a draw?" he whispered whispered to his opponent. Could The Brash Youngster Beat The Old Pro In The Championship? a halt. "Draw," said the opponent. The older man had lost only one match in the. week-long week-long week-long championship tournament. tournament. But that was a fatal one. He had been 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 S'a'n. He had 7li-3li. 7li-3li. 7li-3li. And that's how Bobby Fischer, 15-year- 15-year- 15-year- 15-year- old Brooklyn high school student, w on his Okee-second consecutive U- U- S. "chess champion- champion- ship yesterday? And that's how grand master Samuel Rcshevsky, five times former former champion, lost it. .

Clipped from
  1. Orlando Evening Star,
  2. 05 Jan 1959, Mon,
  3. Other Editions,
  4. Page 4

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