Evans Loses 1st Chess Match

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The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday, December 23, 1958 - Page 28

Evans Loses 1st Chess Match
New York, Dec. 22 (AP) — Larry Evans of New York went down to his first defeat in the U.S. chess championships Monday night and when the action was over he was just a half-point ahead of defending champion Bobby Fischer of Brooklyn.
Donald Byrne of Indianapolis licked Evans while Fischer, the teen-age terror of world chess, won two matches and drew once.
That left Evans with a 3-1 record and Fischer with a 2½-½. All Bobby's previous matches had been adjourned so he went into action with no record.

Evans Loses 1st Chess Match

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