Fischer Finishes With 12-8 Record

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New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, September 11, 1958 - Page 46

Fischer Finishes With 12-8 Record
Brooklyn Boy 5th in Chess Tourney Which Winds Up Tonight in Yugoslavia

Bobby Fischer of Brooklyn, the 15-year-old United States chess champion, drew with Svetozar Gligoric of Yugoslavia in the twenty-first round of the interzone tournament at Portoroz last night, according to a report from Yugoslavia.
Thus, Fischer completed competition with a score of 12—8 and stood in fifth place. Observers felt he would finish in the first six, enabling him to play in the challengers' tournament next year.
His final position will be determined tonight when four adjourned games are completed.
Four players ahead of him in the standing have qualified. They are Mikhail Tal of Russia, Gligoric, Pal Benko of Hungary and Tigran Petrosian of Russia.
David Bronstein of Russia was surprisingly in trouble in his unfinished game with Rodolfo Cardoso of the Philippines, whose adjourned position is regarded as strong.
Laszlo Szabo of Hungary, who also has a chance to overtake Fischer, was in an inferior position in his game with Oscar Panno of Argentina. Fridrik Olafsson of Iceland should equal Fischer's score by winning from Boris deGrief of Colombia.

Fischer Finishes With 12-8 Record: Brooklyn Boy 5th in Chess Tourney Which Winds Up Tonight in Yugoslavia

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