The Arena Was Still, Expectant: Could The Brash Youngster Beat The Old Pro In the Championship?
Could The Brash Youngster Beat The Old Pro In The Championship? a halt. other Abruptly, his adversary called He w as on the ropes. The shoe, indeed, was on the 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, ooo The handwriting was on the nail. 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 week-long championship 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. 7 j 5 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 8'i-2'i. He had Vi-Vi. And that's how Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old Brooklyn high school student, won his second consecutive U. S. chess championship yesterday? And that's how grand master Samuel Reshcvsky, five times former champion, lost It j 5 j j