Chess by Isaac Kashdan

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CHESS W ISAAC KASHDAN INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTER Ae'drsii letters is ChMi Ediiw, l.A. lisiss 1m Anfsln it, Calif. MSCIIER TURNS UP LV MAR DEL PLATA A week ago there wan a re port that the brilliant American chess champion, 15-year-old Hobby FIScher of Brooklyn, had mysteriously disappeared, tie turned up calmly playing in the international master tourna ment at Mar del Plata, Argen tina. Bobby started off poorly. He drew his first two games Hgainst Emma of Argentina and I.. Sanchez of Colombia. He was then set back by Ludek Pach- man of Czechoslovakia. In the fourth round Fischer scored his first full point at the expense or Mendez of Brazil. Pachman won his first three parries to take the lead in the any stages. Others In the tournament are B. Ivkov of Yugoslavia. Letelier of Chile and an Argentine delegation Including M. Najdorf, II. Pllnik. II. Kos-i-oito and R. Sanguinettl. FRKSVO CLUB ACTIVE The Fresno Chess Club, after 13 years In the Hart restaurant, has moved to the new Remain liecreation Center, 3030 K Harvey, where it will meet Monday evenings under the auspices of (lie Fresno Recreation Department. New club officers were elected, with Robert K. Baker president, Phil 1). Smith vice-president and tournament director end Keith Draughon secretary and treasurer. The club will be the host for the Central California Chess League championship to be ceia at Hotel talifoinian in Fresno April 18 and 19. En trants must be members of the U.S. Chess Federation as well At the local body. The entrance lee is 55. The club also will stage the annual North-South match dur ing the Memorial Day week end. This event is one of the highlights of California chess activity and promises to be bin er and better than ever this year. rt.VKos wixs at mar8hall Nicholas Bakos of Forest Hills won the championship tournament of the strong Marshall Chess Cluh in New York, (coring 4!a4j, in a held of six finalists.- Bakos i defeated James T. Sherwin in the last round in the lively encounter recorded below. The only game he did not win was a draw against Jack W. Collins, a predecessor as ciud champion. Raymond Weinstein placed second with i l. losing only to t he champion. Collins took third place with 3-2. Sherwin scored only 2-3 for a relatively poor fourth. Veteran A. E. Santas!- n finished with 14 and Nat Halper with M-iM. Asrll I. 1M TIMES PROBLEM M55 J. Hsrlnt LACK t 121 fp hb at 3Ba m m mm m n WHITI t Whltt mitsi In two. TIMES PROBLEM 305 H. P. Rsrmi LACK I 2 m m ana ?i m d m m WHITE 14 Whit mtlM In thrt. In 3035 It la lut nnn rhV ftr,l nnotner. HinrK i rook lrle to wriR- kv uut oujo, dui never geu very i SOLUTION TO PROBLEM 304f: K-N7, SOLUTION TO PROBLEM 3050: O-RI.1 ,T,r",JoN''...,' i4, k-bj, " i BOI.VKRS'LINT Flva point W. 8. Aaron. F. aks, m. inutorian. c. Crrrawrll, P. H. Geltner, J. Gotta, E. E. Penter, W. L. Kankel. S. 6 nunc. Mai- II I Trlwush. Thr polnta J. D. Frier- Ron, a. is, wood. Two point W. H. Crliflth, J. Kaufman, N. Lesser. M. Morris. M. Rosen. One point P. C. Carton, W. W. Cotnam, Dr. C. M. Dobson, J. P. r oipy. a. r. tl lCKline. n. w. Alaaa. r. h. jtueni 11. Srinl wrmt t-POB4 ' rKNS 3B-N1 4-N-OM ' 3- P-OR) 4- R-N T P-ON4 , PP PNS 10- llxP 11- PxP lt-N-KBl 1300 UQ-NJ IS 8 QRJ 14-BiN 17-8Q1 14-0-K4 l'P-OJ 20-RsN KING'S INDIAN DEFENSE Bakos Black N-KBJ P-KN3 B N2 P-B4 N-B3 OO PP P-QR3 PP P04 Sherwin Whlta :iro 23 N M5 24BxB IS R QB4 it RxP J7NR1 n-ati IHHUch r b; NxPI31-K NJ R-R; J2 P N4 Q-R4 33-K-B3 KN-N5 34-K-N1 B Kl 35-R 07 0N;3-R0ch B B5 37 R Q? NB 3I R-QN B04i Resigns BiQl Bakos Black B 0B3 RxP RO PxR RxQP BOS R(4i-q; P-K4 K-N? K-B3 PN4 R-KS R15I-K7 PK5 KN3 P B3 P R4 PxP TREASURY REPRINTED Another of the excellent reprints bv Dover Publications Is THE TREASURY OF CHESS LORE, edited by Fred Relnfeld and issued in a sturdy paper back edition at $1.73. Its 306 pages contain an ab sorbing collection of chess anec- ilotes, stories and poems, ac counts of tournaments and players both modern and ancient and sidelights on every pnase ot me game. Here are Maelzel's chess-play ing automaton, the repeated at tempts by chessmaster Janow-ski to break the bank at Monte Carlo, the glories of Taul Mor-phy, the feats and human fallings of such players as Staunton, Euwe. Alekhlne, Capablan-ca and a host of others. Following are excerpts from the book of an article titled Unconventional Surrender, originally written for Chess Review hy Hans Kmoch and Fred Rein feld: When this article ws, first published, CheM Review commented: Mesars. Kmoch and Reinfeld possess between them a areat store of chess experience: rurfout classic episodes, amusing anecames, ana reminiscence asrnered from per ianal contact with the Immortals of tha saint. The folio Ins- example!, all atanted to a certain end, seem designed to point a moral. Ai to hat that moral mar be, each reader mill best form his own Judgment. Our fuesa: You too can he a rhesamaster! Tha need to! wore points and win tournaments xeems hlKhly overrated. What you really need la to be able to resign; impressively. There are manv wivn of reslorn. Ins; a game of chess. Vou can re-il sign with an almost huppy smile. cnnarauilatlngr the winner with a hearty handshake. This is the Hilt ish style, best Illustrated nv the almoul sunerhuman KPortsman- uhlp ot Mr ueorga Thomas. You can reslcn with a nokerj face, registering undiminished calm I (die Kiihlnstetn manner) or tinul- mlnlshed friendliness (the Euwe manner). A man mounting a table, how-i ever, and yelling at the top of his voice. "ny must i lose 10 inisn Idiot!" would be following the ex-i ample of Nlmzovlch, w ho thus I vented his rage after losing In the last round of a great rapid transit tournament In tierlm and so nilbs- ing first prize. Resignation In the style nf David Tannwskt Is suitable for the more; modest man who contents himself i with describing his opponent as the I greatest patzer in rness history ana then denounces the committee fori Inviting people whose chess Is so : wretched that 11 sickens a real mas i ter. When Splelmann reached the Dolnt of reslanine. he never littered a word certa nlv not the fatal word. Instead, he Indicated his I overwhelming disgust by grimacing distastefully, closing bis eyes, hak-il ing nis head violently, turning aside, and pushing the chessmen away from hun a if they were ivauinui 1 1 Reslanlnr a la Caoahlanra rails for the hauteur of a millionaire glv- l Ina dime to a beeaar. Gruenfeld's method is to stop the clock and leave the table without even look ing at the winner. Departing from the tournament ! room and absenting oneself until the eame is officially scored as forfeit Is still another way of re signing. The most famous instance Is that ot Haraeienen ai me nasi- iiiKj tournament of 1X9j. Just as Steinita was approaching the crucial point of one cf the I Brand combination of chess bis-, lorv. Ttarrieleben found It conven ient to retire. This was tha aitua-: Hon on the board: Bardelehea I W i CDiP i QS S, . 1 ft ! ft. BlelBlta Once Bardeleben't departure had been recorded In the sen re table. 0- vear-old Meinita ratUed off the fol lowing famous win after Black virtually forced reply: JOR'CH S-QDtCt K T-QNWl , KN aONtcK g.R OB'ch Kaho-Q-eica K-sin-N B'ca K-kJ ll--Q mat

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 05 Apr 1959, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 64

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