Chess Champ May Lose His Prize Share
Chess Champ May Lose His Prize Share NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (LTD Officials of the American Chess Foundation said today they may withhold a share of $4,000 In prize money from 18-year-old chess mas-ter Bobby Fischer because he failed to finish his 16-game match with former U.S. champion Samuel Reshevsky. The Fischer Reshevsky match for the George P. Edgar trophy was declared forfeited to Reshevsky last night when Fischer failed to show up for the scheduled game. It was the third game that the former child chess prodigy, who now is U.S. chess champion, had boycotted since a dispute arose over scheduling In Los Angeles last week. Morris J. Kasper, treasurer of the American Chess Foundation, said both chess chnmpions already had received $1,000 plus $500 in expenses. Under the original agreement they were to share an additional purse from admissions receipts. But Kasper said officials of the foundation "want to consider" whether Fischer lost his claim on his share by not completing the match. Kasper said a meeting on the question probably would be held next week. The match was tied at 5'i-5Vi when play ended.