Chess Champion Increases Lead

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Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, Monday, December 29, 1958 - Page 9

Chess Champion Increases Lead
New York, Dec. 29 (AP) — Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old defending champion from New York, strengthened his hold on first place in the National Chess championships yesterday when he drew with Donald Byrne of Brooklyn, N.Y. after 40 moves.
The draw gave Fischer a 5-2 record. Bobby has not lost a match but has drawn in four. Two draws count as one loss.
Former Champion Samuel Reshevsky moved into a tie for second place with a 4½-2½ mark when he defeated Larry Evans of New York in 39 moves. Arthur B. Bisguier of New York, who also has a 4½-2½ record, defeated Charles Kalme, Philadelphia, in 40 moves.
James Sherwin and Edmar Mednis, both of New York, drew in a 40-move match.
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Byrne, former faculty member at Olivet college, is now on the teaching staff at Valparaiso university.

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