Fischer Retains American Title; German Master Wins at Hastings
Till' K I f a ' S Ml Fischer Retains American Title; German Master Wins at Hastings By MI It RILL DOWDEN America's chess prodigy, Bob-by Fischer of Brooklyn, has done it again! The 15ycarold United Stales champion retained his title last week when he finished on top of tho finest field this country could muster. It was the New York tournament for the Less-ing J. Rosenwald Trophy. Fischer's victory was not easy, though. It was a bruising battle right down to tho wire before he edged out Samuel Reshevsky, also of Brooklyn and Larry F.vans of New York City. Other masters and the order In which they finished: Bisguier, Sherwtn, D. Byrne, Lombnrdy, Penko, Kalme, R. Byrne, Mednis, and Weinstein. Fischer acquired the tit lo of International grandmaster in tha course of his European conquests last summer. Many observers believe that with a littla more seasoning ha may brtn the world championship io tha United States. U presently Is held by Russia's Mikhail Bot-iunik. Wolfgang I'hlmann, champion of Fast Germany, won the International Congress Premier Section at Hastings last Wednesday. In the shortest game of the Congress it lasted only an hour he played for a master's draw in his ninth and final round against dcia Fustcr of Canada, the former Hungarian master. I'hlmann achieved the draw in 16 moves. I'hlmann was unbeaten in the tourney. He won seven games, drew two. A'citf York's 7. A. Horowitz, editor of Chess Revicio, and former American Open champion, is one of the finest simultaneous players I have ever seen in ao tion. This game is from a performance he gave in Philadelphia. SICILIAN OI'INSI id CI G!St3 a ti &mu mm Horowitz (White) 1 P-K4 2 N-KB3 3 P-Q4 4 NxP 5 N-QB3 6 P-B4 7 P-K5 8 PxP 0 B-N5ch 10 O-O It BBSch 13 NxN IS N PI 14 K-RI 15 B-QB4 IS RxB Carrigan (Black) P-QB4 P-Q3 PxP N-KB3 P-KN3 B-N2 PxP N-Q4 K-Bl BxP KM QxV QB4ch QB3 BxV B-B3 fosltlon after 18 . . . BBS White mates in five White now mates In five. Can you do it? (Sec diagram).