Fischer Beats Reschevsky, Leads Chess

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Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Friday, December 26, 1958 - Page 18

Fischer Beats Reschevsky, Leads Chess
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Bobby Fischer of Brooklyn, defending champion in the U.S. Chess Championships, defeated veteran Samuel Reschevsky of New York yesterday and moved into first place halfway through the round robin tournament.
Fischer, now 4-1 with one adjournment, scored his sixth round victory in 42 moves over Reschevsky, five-time U.S. champion. Other sixth round matches are scheduled today. There was no play Christmas.
In a fourth round match completed Wednesday, Donald Byrne of Olivet, Mich., defeated World Junior Champion William Lombardy of New York in 65 moves.
Standings of the 12 competitors: Fischer 4-1, Larry Evans of New York 3-1, Reschevsky and James Sherwin of New York 3-2, Arthur Bisguier, New York, 2½-1½, Lombardy and Donald Byrne 2½-2½ Robert Byrne of Indianapolis 2-3, Raymond Weinstein of New York 1½-2½, Edmar Mednis, New York Univ., 1-2, Charles Kalme of Philadelphia 1-3, Paul Benko of New York 1-4.

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