Yankee Gains Half-Point in Chess Tourney

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The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, September 01, 1958 - Page 2

Yankee Gains Half-Point in Chess Tourney
Portoroz, Yugoslavia (AP)—Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old New Yorker, picked up a half-point in the interzonal chess tournament Sunday when he drew with Hungarian grand master Laszlo Szabo.
Play ended after 33 moves. Fischer early had an opportunity to draw but elected to try for the full point and continued play. The result left him with 8 points and one adjourned match.
Russia's Mikhail Talj took undisputed possession of first place Sunday when he drew with Argentina's Raul Sanguinetti and Soviet grand master Tigran Petrosyan was upset in a 16th round match by Bent Larsen of Denmark. Talj has 11 points and Petrosyan 10.5

Yankee Gains Half-Point in Chess Tourney

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