Fischer In Moscow

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The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, July 06, 1958 - Page 66

Fischer in Moscow
Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old American chess champion, is in Moscow but not exactly on schedule. In fact, he was not due to arrive until July 20, when he was invited for a two-week round of exhibition matches.
This does not bother Bobby at all, although his hosts are having difficulty in extending his visa, according to a report from the New York Times. Bobby shows up daily at the Central Chess Club in Moscow and knocks off 30 games or more in three or four hours every morning.
One Russian official stated, “We have to throw him out every afternoon so he can get some sunshine. We don't know what to do with him, but he's a wonderful boy.”
Bobby explained, “I like to play. I want to play against the best they have. Their style gets me. That's why I came here.” Latest reports are that Bobby has been winning about 60% of his games.

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