Fischer Triumphs In 90-Move Game

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New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, September 02, 1958 - Page 31

Fischer Triumphs In 90-Move Game
Beats Sherwin in Rook and Pawn Ending at Portoroz to Tie for 5th Place

Bobby Fischer won his adjourned fourteenth-round game of the interzonal chess tournament from James T. Sherwin of New York in ninety moves, according to a report received here last night from Portoroz, Yugoslavia.
The point gave the 15-year-old United States champion a score of 9—6 and left him on even terms with four others for fifth place.
It was Fischer's third session with Sherwin and they fought out a rook-and-pawn ending. Sherwin missed what was regarded as a theoretical draw.
Mikhail Tal and Tigran Petrosian, two of Russia's grandmasters, continue first and second, respectively, with Fridrik Olafsson of Iceland, half a point behind them. Olafsson drew his fifteenth-round game with Raul Sanguinetti of Argentina without resuming play.
Sherwin drew in his adjourned sixteenth-round game with Yuri Auerbach of Russia in sixty-seven moves. Sherwin's score is 6-9.

Fischer Triumphs In 90-Move Game

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