Bobby Fischer to Defend Crown at Tournament

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Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, December 18, 1958 - Page 6

Bobby Fischer to Defend Crown at Tournament
One year ago 14-year-old Bobby Fischer won the U.S. National-Rosenwald Tournament, adding the national title to the U.S. Open and National Junior championships that he already held.
Starting tonight Bobby will defend the national crown against the best players that can be mustered against him. He comes up to the tournament with still further laurels, having during the past summer qualified at Portoroz, Yugoslavia, for the challenger's tournament next year which will produce the next opponent of Champion Mikhail Botvinnik for the world's championship. Bobby finished a brilliant fifth in his first big international test and fully lived up to his precedent-shattering achievements of the previous year in this country.
Fischer has been attending his classes in a Brooklyn high school since returning from Europe and it remains to be seen whether he will show signs of “rust” in defending his national crown. At his age and apparent stage of chess development that seems unlikely.

Bobby Fischer to Defend Crown at Tournament

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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.”
https://www.rd.com/culture/history-of-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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