It's Your Move By Russ Kime
It's Your Move By RUSS KIME John Oberg continued to mow down all the opposition as he posted win No. 5 in the city chess tournament last Monday night. The victim was club president Herman Zierke who failed to counter with sufficient vigor in a Sicilian De fence. Oberg now needs only one win to clinch a tie for first, with two rounds of play remaining. Bernard Gill, who has already lost to Oberg holds second with 4 points, as he won from County champ Art Domsky. The results of round 5; the current standings: Zlerkt Oberg QUI I nuttenhoff 1 Byrd L»raen 1 Ejtan Matctrl ] KroU I Standings: Oberg am Buttenholf Zlorko Byrd Larsen Oomsikv Kuuz KIme Teubnfr EKan Enijuahl i 4 3'a :i •i Domskv Teubncr Kunz Engdabl KIme Sominers BVB Mascarl Mack Sonilal Wells Lolcos Bommer« KroU McDi>rmld Olsen Bchwarti Blake HOKBnscn SICILIAN DEFENCE lUark— I P -QB4 N-Ql» I'xP N.KBS P-Q3 P.KNII B-N'J O-O P-QR.1 16, Q-Q4 While— Oberg 1. P.K4 a, N-Kn3 3, P-Q4 4. NxP 8, N-QB3 8. H-K'J 7. U-K:I 8. N-ia B. P-H4 10, P-N4 U. P-KH4 13, PxH n, l'-R5 •14, P-R5 15, NPXP Y JUNIOR TOURNAMENT Youthful chess aspirants will again have the opportunity to test their playing skill in the 3d annual Y Junior tournament 17. O-O-O 18, B-KB4 IB. KPxP 30, PXP 31, QU-Nl 23,B-R8 33, N-Q3 34. N-n3 38. NXN 38. Q-B4 N-Q3I37, U-H4 BxNelilza. Q-N3 Q-B3i38, BXU P-K3- • KPXP N-Kn3 U-Ql lt-Q3 BPXP PxP R-N3 11-B3 H-K3 U-N6 I'xN cj.Qa P-QN4 R-Ql Resltinn (or lie, must losa at least a piece. noon at 2 p.m. Herman Zierke will again serve as tournament director in the event which has drawn up to 40 entrants in past years. Bob Barth, the first year's winner, finished second last year to Larry Sommers The Racine chess club wil again donate prizes to the highest finishers in the seven week event. Any boys interested are welcome to enter, whether members of the Y or not. When possible Zierke wil preface each round of play by a brief period of instruction on chess theory and practice. FISCHER COPS ROSENWALD Young Bobby Fischer, who last year won just about every American chess honor, includ ing the U.S. championship (junior, open, and U.S. C.F.) forced Donald Byrne to accept a draw in the final round o this year's Rosenwald U. C. F. 'foufnament to assure himself a clear win. FLscher jwent undefeated in the event, and won over Reshevsky in their individual game to drop the Western Hemisphere champion to second place. Fischer had the added satisfaction of finishing higher than Pal Benko, who placed third to Fischer'.s fifth in the recent Interzonal at Potoroz, Yugo slavia, though both qualified for the World Candidates' tournament coming up this summer. With no notable exception, the field in the Rosenwald included all the strongest players in the U.S. Fi.scher, thus J 1 remains the "man'tto beat.