Bobby Fischer continues to make headlines at Portoroz

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Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 04, 1958 - Page 38

“Bobby Fischer continues to make headlines at Portoroz, although the Soviet grandmasters still are dominating the standings in the interzonal tournament. … Fridrik Olafsson of Iceland, who defeated Fischer in the 11th round, was third at 10-6. … Then in a tie for sixth place at 9-6 came five other players, including Fischer. … In the 13th round Fischer drew with Petrosian in a difficult rook and pawn ending. Then in the 14th round, in his longest game of the tournament, the 15-year-old Brooklyn phenomenon defeated fellow American James T. Sherwin of New York in another rook and pawn ending. This game went three sessions before a decision was arrived at. Observers said Sherwin had at least a theoretical draw, but missed it. Two specimens of Bobby Fischer's play in the interzonal are given below.

Bobby Fischer continues to make headlines at Portoroz

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Bobby Fischer Gives “Peace Sign” in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

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Bobby was leftist-leaning, like his mother, Regina Fischer who went on a “Peace March” to Moscow in 1961 to put pressure on the Khrushchevs and U.S.S.R. toward disarmament.

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“It originated as a symbol used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). An artist, Gerald Holtom, was on the groups' board, and as a well-known designer, stepped up to create a symbol that would have not only a visual but also a political impact. The symbol was first displayed during a protest march that took place on Easter weekend of 1958. Protesters marched 52 miles from London to Aldermaston in Berkshire, which is the site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment to protest the use of nuclear weapons in war. This march was organized by the DAC and it was the first wide spread public display of the peace sign.”

Bobby's views never strayed far from his roots. The collage above, mentions BERTRAND RUSSELL, who was responsible for putting the peace signs on the 1958 banners and buttons of the activists. BERTRAND RUSSELL held strong views opposing the Apartheid of Israel. Just as Bobby did. Bobby never abandoned his leftist-leaning roots which he learned from Regina Fischer. He loathed Fascism.

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