Formidable List at Lessing J. Rosenwald Tournament

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The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Page 26

Formidable List at Lessing J. Rosenwald Tournament
“Lessing J. Rosenwald tournament for the United States chess championship started in New York city Dec. 18 and will continue to Jan. 5.
The tournament is under the auspices of the American Chess Foundation and the U.S. Chess Federation. Players are: Pal Benko, Arthur Bisguier, Donald Byrne, Robert Byrne, Larry Evans, Bobby Fischer, champion, Robert Kalme, William Lombardy, Ed Mednis, Samuel Reshevsky, James Sherwin and Raymond Weinstein. This formidable list includes give grandmasters. Benko, Evans, Bisguier, Fischer and Reshevsky. Benko's name comes as a surprise because he wasn't eligible to represent the U.S.A. at Munich.
The more youngsters make their championship debuts this year, Kalme and Weinstein, the U.S. junior champion.
All the critics are asking can Fischer repeat? Will Reshevsky come back? I urge you to keep your eyes on Benko.”

Formidable List at Lessing J. Rosenwald Tournament

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