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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 21, 1958 - Page 42

Fischer Qualifies
Young Bobby Fischer lived up to the advanced billing by becoming the youngest player ever to reach the rank of International Grandmaster by virtue of his qualifying for next year's World's Candidates Tournament. Fischer finished strong to tie for fifth place, and claim one of the first sixth places in the Portoroz Interzonal tournament just concluded. Fischer, who only last year said, “They shoulda made me a Grandmaster,” when informed of his elevation to the rank of International Master, did an about face this time, commenting “It's nice to be a Grandmaster, but it won't help me play any better.” Fischer has returned to the U.S. where he is a junior in Brooklyn's Erasmus High School, and by his own admission, “just an average student.”

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

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