Evans Wins To Take Chess Tourney Lead

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Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Page 24

Evans Wins To Take Chess Tourney Lead
NEW YORK (AP)—Larry Evans of New York defeated Edmar Mednis, a student at NYU, in the only match played to decision yesterday in the third round of the U.S. Chess Championships.
Defending Champion Bobby Fischer, the 15-year-old Brooklyn boy wonder, played his third straight 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 living here; Charles Kalme of Philadelphia and Raymond Weinstein of New York; and Arthur Bisguier of New York and Donald Byrne of Olivet, Mich.
Reschevsky, Byrne Play
Samuel Reschevsky of New York, five-time national champion, and Robert Byrne of Indianapolis started their match late last night. Evans, who won in 22 moves, leads the field with a 2-0 record with one match adjourned. Donald Byrne, Lombardy, and Reschevsky ½-½, Benko and Mednis ½-½, and Fischer 0-0.
The fourth round will be played today with the adjourned matches due to be played off Monday in the round robin competition.

Evans Wins To Take Chess Tourney Lead

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