Evans Wins; Leads U.S. Chess Meet

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Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Page 26

Evans Wins; Leads U.S. Chess Meet
New York, Dec. 20 (AP) — Larry Evans of New York defeated Edmar Mednis, a New York university student, in the only match played to decision Saturday in the third round of the United States chess championship tournament. Evans won in 22 moves and leads the field with a 2-0 record.
Defending champion Bobby Fischer, 15 year old Brooklyn boy wonder, played his third consecutive adjourned match, this time with James T. Sherwin of New York.
Also adjourned were matches between William Lombardy of New York and Paul Benko, a Hungarian exile; Charles Kalme of Philadelphia and Raymond Weinstein of New York; and Arthur Bisguier of New York and Donald Byrne of Olivet, Mich.
Robert Byrne, Bisguier, Sherwin, and Weinstein are 1-1, Kalme, Donald Byrne, Lombardy, and Samuel Reschevsky ½-½, Benko and Mednis ½-1½, and Fischer 0-0.

Evans Wins; Leads U.S. Chess Meet

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