Fischer Flies Abroad: U.S. Chess Champion, 15, to Play Matches in Moscow

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New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, June 18, 1958 - Page 46

Fischer Flies Abroad
U.S. Chess Champion, 15, to Play Matches in Moscow
Bobby Fischer of Brooklyn, the 15-year-old chess champion of the United States, departed yesterday from International Airport, Idlewild, Queens, aboard a Sabena Air Lines plane bound for Brussels. It was the youngster's first trip abroad.
After a few days' stay at the Belgian capital, he will continue on to Moscow in response to an invitation from Soviet chess authorities.
Fischer is looking forward to playing against Ernest Kim, a 5-year-old Soviet chess prodigy, as well as outstanding adult competitors.
Fischer was preceded to Brussels a few days ago by his sister, Joan, a registered nurse, who taught him the moves of chess. He will join her there.

Fischer Flies Abroad

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