Bobby Fischer Doing Extremely Well with 4-3 Score

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Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, August 21, 1958 - Page 34

Bobby Fischer Doing Extremely Well with 4-3 Score
Cobo-Arteaga succeeds Bobby Fischer, who is playing in the interzonal tournament in Yugoslavia and could not defend the title he won last year.

Bobby Fischer, in his first tournament against the class of competition he is meeting now, was doing extremely well and had a score of 4-3 with one bye. He has played seven games, drawing four and winning from Bent Larsen, Denmark's grandmaster, and Geza Fuster, of Canada. He has lost only to Benko. He drew not only with Auerbach but with David Bronstein, another Soviet grandmaster and erstwhile challenger of Botvinnik for the world's championship, a match which ended in a tie.

Bobby Fischer Doing Extremely Well with 4-3 Score

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