Samuel Reshevsky and Bobby Fischer Qualify as American Representatives at Interzonal Tournament

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The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, March 23, 1958 - Page 66

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“…Reshevsky is said to be considering competing in the Interzonal tournament. Bobby Fischer, U.S. champion and Reshevsky qualified as American representatives.

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Here is the latest on Fischer: Bobby, in outpointing Reshevsky for the United States championship at the age of 14, eclipsed anything previously accomplished at that age in chess history—name Morphy, Capablanca, Reshevsky himself, Pomar or anybody you like!
A reporter found Bobby shy outside of chess. When questioned he shrugs his shoulders, mumbles an answer in words of one syllable and moves away. He enjoys skating and skiing, but not school. (“It keeps me away from chess.”) He is only an average scholar. (“I'm not good at math.”) One of his teachers said, “He never seems to be properly attending. His thoughts are always far away, on chess.”
When Fischer won the championship, a reporter asked him, did he now consider himself the strongest player in the U.S.A.? “No,” he replied, “one tournament does not mean a lot.” After a pause: “Maybe Reshevsky is better.”

Samuel Reshevsky and Bobby Fischer Qualify as American Representatives at Interzonal Tournament

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

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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.”
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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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