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

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Could The Brash Youngster Beat The Old Pro In The Championship? Abruptly, his adversary called a halt. 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 row 47 but himself once a ch.ld ace at his chosen game sighed heavily. 0 0 0 The handwriting was on the wall. 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. It was, he reflected, one of the bigsest mistakes of his long and glorious career. He looked at the scoreboard. The youngster finished with a mark of 8H-2li. He had And (hat'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.

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  1. Orlando Evening Star,
  2. 05 Jan 1959, Mon,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 3

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