Fischer Near Draw In Bronstein Match

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New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 14, 1958 - Page 33

Fischer Near Draw In Bronstein Match
Although under severe time pressure, Bobby Fischer, the 15-year-old United States chess champion, stood up to David Bronstein of Russia in the sixth round of the interzonal chess tournament at Portoroz, according to a report from Yugoslavia last night.
Forty-one moves were recorded before adjournment. At the time Fischer was on even terms with his famous opponent, who once played a tie match with Mikhail Botvinnik for the world championship.
The American youngster had the white pieces in a Ruy Lopez. At no point was he out-maneuvered. When play ceased, each had a rook, bishop and pawn and a draw was predicted. Fischer's tournament score is 2—2. against Bronstein's 2½—1½.
James T. Sherwin of New York did not fare so well on the black side of a Sicilian defense against Alexander Matanovic of Yugoslavia, who earlier won from Fischer. Sherwin resigned after thirty-seven moves.
Tigran Petrosian of Russia held first place with 4½—1½ after a thirteen-move Queen's Pawn opening with Dr. Miroslav Filip of Czechoslovakia.

Fischer Near Draw In Bronstein Match

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