Fischer Chess Champ At 14

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Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sunday, February 16, 1958 - Page 11

Fischer Chess Champ At 14
NEW YORK (AP) —Bobby Fischer was a little slow in catching on to this game of chess. He didn't learn the moves until he was 6, and didn't start playing really seriously until he was 8.
So Saturday night, at the ripe old age of 14, he takes custody of the 22-year-old Frank J. Marshall trophy, emblematic of the United States open and closed championships. The award is to be made at the Marshall Chess Club, and Bobby is a little worried.
As part of the festivities he must play simultaneous matches with more than 20 rivals, and he is afraid they will last so long he won't be able to get an early start on his skiing at Grossinger's Sunday.
A thoroughly normal youngster, aside from his mastery of chess, is this 10th grader at Erasmus High School in Brooklyn who won top U.S. honors by winning eight games, drawing in five, and scoring 10½ of a possible 13 points in the national championships recently.

Fischer Chess Champ At 14

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