Yank Youth, Soviet Halt Chess Match

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Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Sunday, August 24, 1958 - Page 7

Yank Youth, Soviet Halt Chess Match
Portoroz, Yugoslavia, August 23 (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Bobby Fischer of New York and Russian champion Mikhail Tal tangled in one of the most exciting matches of the interzone chess tournament Saturday without reaching a decision. Their 12th round match was adjourned by Fischer.
For a long time the position was balanced and both masters played for victory. At one time Fischer had a draw but he didn't want it. Experts, however, believe the young American should have contented himself with a draw and believe that now Fischer will have to fight for draw.
The Soviet masters are known for excellent domestic analysis of adjourned matches. They have several seconds who do the job for them. Fischer also has a second but he is away attending the chess federation congress and Bobby will have to do his own analyzing.
Hungarian refugee Paul Benkoe, playing for the U.S. Chess Federation, drew with Soviet master Tigran Petrosyan after 21 moves.
James Sherwin of the U.S. and Hector Rossetto of Argentina also played an adjourned match with the probability it will end in a draw.

Yank Youth, Soviet Halt Chess Match

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