Fischer In Belgrade and Portoroz

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The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 43

“U.S. Champion Bobby Fischer, the 15-year-old schoolboy from Brooklyn, earned 2 points of his four games last week to maintain his plus score in the tournament. He defeated Raul Sanguinetti of Argentina in the ninth round in a 28-move Sicilian Defense.
In the 10th round Fischer drew against Oscar Panno of Argentina. The boy then suffered his second loss to Fridrik Olafsson of Iceland in a difficult ending in which time pressure was an important factor. Fischer then succeeded in drawing with Tal after the Russian obtained an early advantage.

Fischer In Belgrade
Bobby Fischer spent several weeks in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, before the start of the Interzonal Tournament. During that period he engaged in two practice matches with Yugoslavia masters.
Fischer defeated Matulovic by 2½-1½. Against Janosevic, the result was two draws. One of the latter games follows. It was an exciting battle in which each contestant missed opportunities.

Fischer In Belgrade

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The actual truth about Bobby Fischer's political views…

Bobby Fischer Gives “Peace Sign” in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

Bobby Fischer in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

Bobby was leftist-leaning, like his mother, Regina Fischer who went on a “Peace March” to Moscow in 1961 to put pressure on the Khrushchevs and U.S.S.R. toward disarmament.

(Readers' Digest) The Dark, Untold Story About the Peace Sign
“It originated as a symbol used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). An artist, Gerald Holtom, was on the groups' board, and as a well-known designer, stepped up to create a symbol that would have not only a visual but also a political impact. The symbol was first displayed during a protest march that took place on Easter weekend of 1958. Protesters marched 52 miles from London to Aldermaston in Berkshire, which is the site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment to protest the use of nuclear weapons in war. This march was organized by the DAC and it was the first wide spread public display of the peace sign.”
https://www.rd.com/culture/history-of-peace-sign/

Bobby's views never strayed far from his roots. The collage above, mentions BERTRAND RUSSELL, who was responsible for putting the peace signs on the 1958 banners and buttons of the activists. BERTRAND RUSSELL held strong views opposing the Apartheid of Israel. Just as Bobby did. Bobby never abandoned his leftist-leaning roots which he learned from Regina Fischer. He loathed Fascism.

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