Fourteen-Year-Old 'Mozart of Chess'; Called the greatest natural player the game has ever known

New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, February 23, 1958 - Pages 241, 261, 263

Fourteen-Year-Old 'Mozart of Chess'; Called the greatest natural player the game has ever known, national champion Bobby Fischer will first lose his adenoids and then seek the world title.
By Harold C. Schonberg

In a few weeks, the winner of the United States Chess Championship, the United States Junior Championship and several other assorted baubles will go to the hospital and have his adenoids out, thus missing a few days at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, where he is a sophomore. Bobby Fischer, who will be 15 on March 12, has been taking on all comers in chess ever since he wandered into the Manhattan Chess Club at the age of 12 and proceeded to startle the potzers with his phenomenal ability at “rapid transit.” A potzer, is a species of chess player who ranks about Class Z in a stern hierarchy that (in the American ratings system) starts with Class B and works up through Class A, Expert, Master, Senior Master and Grandmaster. Rapid transit is ten-second chess, in which the good player intuitively feels rather than studies positions, since he has only ten seconds to make each move. “Bobby was a demon at rapid transit,” one of the masters at the Manhattan Chess Club says. “We would gather around to watch him. Skill at rapid chess is always a sign of innate talent, the best there is.”
Bobby hung around the club for a year or so, sharpening his game in competition with some of the best players in America. Then he took off with a few million pounds thrust, winning everything in sight, including the American championship in January. Normally reserved and skeptical chess critics find no words to describe Bobby Fischer accurately. He has been called a miracle, the Mozart of chess, the greatest natural genius the game has ever known and a shoo-in for the world's championship if he progresses as he has in the past two years. “Never before in all chess history has there been such a phenomenon,” says Dr. Hans Kmoch, formerly a renowned player, author of recondite chess treatises and secretary of the Manhattan Chess Club. “At his age, neither Morphy, nor Capablanca, nor Reshevsky had such achievements, Bobby won without losing a game and he drew very few.”

Bobby became United States champion on Jan. 7. He turned up at the Manhattan Chess Club that night wearing dungarees and a T-shirt. (He has never been known to wear a necktie and only a short time ago his mother finally managed to get him out of sneakers and into shoes.) He was a half-point ahead, going into the final game, and he drew his match with Abe Turner in short order. That left Samuel Reshevsky, in second place, a full point behind. Reshevsky, one of the most dangerous players alive, had to win to tie Bobby for the championship.
Having nothing much to do, pending the outcome of Reshevsky's game with William Lombardy, Bobby wandered off to a corner of the club and began to play blitz with some friends. (Blitz is quicker than ten-second chess—ten seconds per move quicker.) In the meantime, a crowd gathered around the Reshevsky-Lombardy game. Reports and rumors were relayed to Bobby, who was trying to appear nonchalant. Finally, he could stand it no longer, and he elbowed his way through the crowd. He glanced at the board and came back. “Gee,” he said, “Lombardy's playing like a house!
A half-hour later, Bobby stopped blitzing and walked over to take another look at the game. This time, he took a really long look, about fifteen seconds or so. “Reshevsky's busted,” he announced, returning. “Lombardy's got his rooks doubled on the knight file. What an attack he's got!” All the potzers in the vicinity set up the position and tried to determine how the great Reshevsky was busted. “Hey, Fischer,” one of them called out, “How's Sammy going to lose? We figure a draw.” Fischer came over, bored. “Bill plays here,” he said. “Reshevsky plays here; he must, because if he doesn't * * *” and then followed a fast analysis of the position. &lduqo;I give Reshevsky ten more moves,” Bobby concluded. “and then he must resign.”
Within ten moves, Reshevsky resigned and a great yell went up. Bobby started to jump around and dance, and ten congratulated Lombardy, a saturine, heavy-set boy of 20 who is the world junior champion and a student at City College. “You played tremendously.” Bobby said. “Well, what else could I do?” grinned Lombardy. “You forced me to beat Sammy.”
As a result of his victory, Bobby is entitled to play this August in the interzonal tournament in Yugoslavia. The high-ranking scorers there will then meet in a challenger's tournament and the winner will play Vassily Smyslov, the Russian who is current titleholder, for the world championship. Admirers of Bobby worry about the showing he will make in the interzonal, for he has never before met players of this caliber. But they also worried before the United States tournament. Arthur Bisguier, whom Bobby dethroned as American champion, wrote in The Chess Review:
Bobby Fischer, our youngest luminary, should finish slightly over the center mark,” Bisguier guessed. “He is probably the player in the tournament with the greatest familiarity with the latest wrinkles in opening theory * * *. Still he has had no experience in tournaments of such consistently even strength. Neither he nor his admirers should be discouraged if his result here does not quite measure up to his other triumphs. This is a strong field.”.

Bobby learned the moves at the age of 6, shortly after he had come to New York to live. He was born in Chicago, in 1943, after which his family started a restless traipse that took them to Oregon, Arizona and California. His parents were divorced in 1945 and his mother took all kinds of jobs to keep the family going. When the three of them—Mrs. Fischer, Bobby, and his sister Joan—came to New York in 1948, Mrs. Fischer studied nursing. She is now a registered nurse completing courses for an M.A. in nursing education at New York University.
Joan, now 20, and also a registered nurse who has just entered pre-medical school, taught Bobby the moves. They got a chess set and puzzled out from the directions what to put where. Games were what Bobby loved. Mrs. Fischer says that as a baby he was intensely interested in puzzles. “He would get those Japanese interlocking rings, and things like that, and take things apart I couldn't figure out at all.” Bobby liked chess but it didn't seem to make much impact on him.

In the meantime he was proving a problem in public school. Fresh from California, he had never worn a shirt, and he rebelled against the necessity of dressing up. In the fourth grade, the Brooklyn Community-Woodward school gave him a scholarship. The boy's intelligence quotient has never been made public, but school authorities indicate that it is high in the upper percentile. “Brooklyn Community did a lot for Bobby,” says Mrs. Fischer.
Bobby's chess playing was encouraged by Brooklyn Community. Teachers there remember him running around with copies of Schachmaty (the Russian chess publication) stuffed into his pocket. He was an average student and something of a nonconformist. “We kept him as happy as possible while he was here,” an official of the school says. “We were able to adjust to him.” It was noticed that Bobby was not particularly interested in the academic side of school (continued on Page 61).

Fourteen-Year-Old 'Mozart of Chess'; Called the greatest natural player the game has ever known, national champion Bobby Fischer will first lose his adenoids and then seek the world title.

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life, but that he showed tremendous and fierce concentration on winning in competitive sports.
“He incited a great deal of interest in chess here,” says one of his teachers. “He easily beat everybody, including the chess-playing members of the faculty. No matter what he played, whether it was baseball in the yard, or tennis, he had to come out ahead of everybody. If he had been born next to a swimming pool he would have been a swimming champion. It just turned out to be chess.” Bobby hates to lose. Two or three years back, he would, if he dropped a game, retire to a corner and cry. He no longer cries, but he still feels terrible when he loses.
At the age of 8 or so, Bobby started going to the Brooklyn Chess Club, where Carmine Nigro, its president, took an interest in the child. “He helped me more than anybody,” says Bobby. While most children of his age were reading comic books and reluctantly doing homework, Bobby was subscribing to the aforementioned Schachmaty and all of the American chess magazines. Naturally, his homework took second place. At Erasmus Hall, he is described as an average student, “very good in some subjects, not so good in others, but a very bright boy.”
When he first came to the Manhattan Chess Club he was short and cherubic-looking. Suddenly he started growing. He is now 5 feet 10 inches tall and weights about 140 pounds. He is at an awkward emotional age. He likes being a celebrity but has not acquired the social graces to handle his new position easily. Usually, he is shy and introverted; at other times, boisterous. Only among chess players does he really feel at home; they he is relaxed and happy. “Don't forget,” says an admirer of his, “that he's really a child thrown into a man's world. He's a nice kid. He may be a little cocky, and why shouldn't he be? Right now when he's away from the chess world he has a tendency to go into a shell. He'll get over it.”
A growing boy, Bobby has a growing boy's appetite. He is well built and may make a fine athlete. When he won the championship, he was invited to Grossinger's. Tony Kastner, the ski pro there, found Bobby was following him around. “Bobby will make a good skier,” Kastner says, “His coordination is terrific.” In return for ski lessons, Bobby gave Kastner chess lessons.

He is an abnormally sensitive and touchy boy who is only just beginning to realize that there is a world outside of kings, queens, rooks and pawns. Over the chessboard, in tournament play, he is quiet, assured and completely mature, though his fingernails are bitten to the quick. In offhand chess games, such as blitz, he carries on a rapid, good-natured, nervous patter in a voice that has not settled down as yet. “You dare do this to me? C'mon, make a move * * * Ouch! * * * Look at him! You're busted and you don't know it. Resign, weakie, resign!” Outside of chess world he seems to have few friends. Often when speaking with adults he does not know well, he adopts an air of sullen bravado.
As yet, Bobby has no plans for the future. He doesn't know if he wants to go to college. “If I had a lot of money I'd like to play in chess tournaments. But you can't make a living in chess. (His prize for the American championship was $600.) He does know one thing—he doesn't like newspaper men and says so. He feels that he has always been misquoted or made out to be a freak.
“Those guys always write bad about me,” he says. “They say I'm stupid, that I have nothing but a talent for chess. It's not true. I'm good in some sports. I'm not saying I'm terrific, but I played some tennis , did some ice-skating, and used to be good at baseball. That was when I was young, years ago. We played stickball in the street. I'm pretty good in Spanish, and I like science, astronomy most of all.”
He says that these days he doesn't study chess much, a remark that causes great amusement and some disbelief at the Manhattan Chess Club. “Last year, I concentrated on end-game positions for a few months. Now I'm playing through end games and tournament books.” He has a tremendous knowledge of “book chess”—that is, nearly a total recall of all standard openings and the various lines thereof. He doesn't look for new moves, contenting himself with taking advantage of a positional weakness in an opponent. “It's getting harder and harder to find new moves,” says Bobby. “The Russians do, though. They've got 50,000 people analyzing opening theory.”

IF memorization were all that was needed to make a great player, the woods would be full of them. What makes a great player? “Practice. Study. Talent,” is Bobby's answer. A strong element of imagination and even creation enters into chess on its highest level; and each great player is a stylist. Morphy was a romantic; Reti a hyper-modern; Capablanca a classicist. An expert in chess can distinguish an Alekhine game as easily as an expert in art can identify an unsigned Guardi or Pissaro.
One American chess master describes
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Fourteen-Year-Old 'Mozart of Chess'; Called the greatest natural player the game has ever known

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Bobby's style as “effortless. Reminiscent of Capablanca. He's hardly ever in time pressure.” (In most American tournaments, the player must complete forty-two moves in two hours—two and a half hours, in championship tournaments—and, in complicated positions, a player may find himself with only two minutes to make fifteen moves.)

“HE has a beautiful classical style,” says the same master, “and practically no idiosyncrasies. He doesn't favor, say, two bishops or a certain type of position. I see no perceptible weakness in any part of his game, and as a tactician he's marvelous.” The late Dr. Savielly T. Tartakower, one of the great players, once defined tactics as “knowing what to do when there is something to do: strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.”
Bobby's youth helps. Chess is a young man's game. In all history, there has not been a great chess player who failed to make his mark before he was 20. In the late teens and early twenties, the mind can absorb more and react more quickly, while the body can stand up under the rigors of heavy tournament play: five hours daily, for two weeks or more, during which the brain bubbles and every atom of one's intellectual being is concentrated outside time and space on the infinite possibilities of chess pieces in combination; nights of analysis; a restless turning in bed while games are mentally played over and new tactics devised. Players have been known to lose five pounds during a tournament.
Most chess players fade away after the age of 45. They make mistakes they never previously have made, they don't handle themselves well under time pressure, and new theory passes them by. Along comes a kid who is up on the latest analyses from all over the world and the older man is literally beaten in the opening few moves, though he may struggle for forty or so.

DR. KMOCH still sputters when he recalls the night Bobby won the championship. “In no other country in the world,” he says, “is it conceivable that there would be not one word from the Government. It's inconceivable, fantastic. The entire chess world is stunned with amazement by the announcement that a 14-year-old boy has won the American championship—and silence from the authorities.”
Dr. Kmoch thinks that Bobby is at least one answer to the sputnik, for chess is the Russian national sport. He, and many others in the chess world, have been reading with interest about the cultural interchange plan arranged by former Soviet Ambassador Georgi N. Zaraoubin and William S.B. Lacy, special assistant to the Secretary of State on East-West exchanges. Under the terms of the agreement, some 500 Americans will visit the Soviet Union next year. The betting in the Manhattan Chess Club is a queen against a pawn that no chess players will be represented.
“Bobby may not have the funds to compete this August in Yugoslavia,” Dr. Kmoch says indignantly. “Possibly some of the wealthier players in the club will raise the money. And possibly they may not. Should it be their responsibility?”
But it probably will be private funds that will take care of the trip. “We'll have to do something for him,” says Maurice J. Kasper, president of the Manhattan Chess Club and treasurer of the American Chess Foundation. Neither the A.C.F. nor the United States Chess Federation, however has much much money. Last year, the United States was not represented in the Chess Olympiad. Forty countries sent teams, but the United States players could not raise enough money.

INVITATIONS for Bobby to play in tournaments or to give exhibitions have been pouring in from all over the world. Canada wants him. Mar del Plata in Argentina, where an important tournament is often held, has extended an invitation. England would like to see him in the Hastings tournament. Russia not only has invited him but has promised to pick up the tab for his entire visit there.
Bobby primarily wants to go to Yugoslavia, for from there lies the road to the world championship. He is cagey about his chances in that assemblage. “Let's see who's in it,” he says. “I won't predict.” All I have to do is end up in the upper half of the tournament. That qualifies me for the challenger's tournament.” Bobby leaves little doubt about his confidence of getting in the upper half. He was reminded that the best players of the four leading chess nations—Russia, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and Argentina—would be represented. He shrugged his shoulders. “They're good too,” he said.

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January 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, January 01, 1958 - Page 34, “Reshevsky Held To Draw In Chess”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, January 02, 1958 - Page 4, “Lead Shared With Sam Reshevsky by Bobby Fischer, National Open Champion”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, January 02, 1958 - Page 40, “Reshevsky Takes U.S. Chess Lead”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, January 03, 1958 - Page 18, “Reshevsky Lags In Chess Contest—Fischer and Lombardy in Keen Match”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, January 04, 1958 - Page 13, “Fischer Regains Title Chess Lead”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, January 05, 1958 - Page 70, “Fischer Sets Pace In U.S. Championship”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Daily News New York, New York Sunday, January 05, 1958 - Page 116, “Chess Battle Royal Will End on Tuesday”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, January 05, 1958 - Page 3, “Fischer Adjourns Di Camillo Game”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, January 06, 1958 - Page 32, “Reshevsky Beats Kramer In Chess”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, January 07, 1958 - Page 82, “Reshevsky Loses Game To Sherwin: Bows for First Time in U.S. Chess, Enabling Fischer to Take Tourney Lead”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, January 08, 1958 - Page 93, “Fischer Annexes U.S. Chess Title”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, January 09, 1958 - Page 19, “14-Year-Old Wizard Wins National Title”
  13. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, California, Friday, January 10, 1958 - Page 2, “Gangling 14-Year Old Surprises: Boy Upsets International Grandmaster in Chess Play”

  14. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday, January 11, 1958 - Page 14, “14-Year-Old Champ”

  15. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Edmonton Journal Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Saturday, January 11, 1958 - Page 27, “14-Year-Old Chess Champion”

  16. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, January 12, 1958 - Page 74, “Bobby Fischer Wins U.S. Championship”
  17. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, January 16, 1958 - Page 16, “Bobby Fischer Leads Free World Players”
  18. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Thursday, January 16, 1958 - Page 4, “Fischer's Success”
  19. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, January 19, 1958 - Page 42, “U.S. Championship”
  20. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) The Daily Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday, January 19, 1958 - Page 63, “Newsweek East-West Struggle”
  21. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Evening Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, Monday, January 20, 1958 - Page 16, “Champion At 14”
  22. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis, Missouri Wednesday, January 22, 1958 - Page 41 , “Boy Chess Champ From Brooklyn”
  23. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 25, 1958 - Page 7, “Bobby Fischer Learning to Ski With Toni Kastner”

  24. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, January 26, 1958 - Page 51, “Bobby Fischer Wins U.S. Championship Without Loss of a Game”
  25. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, January 26, 1958 - Page 70, “U.S. Championship Notes”
  26. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, January 26, 1958 - Page 10, “Rosenwald Tournament”
  27. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Thursday, January 30, 1958 - Page 35, “The Champ Bobby Fischer”
  28. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Thursday, January 30, 1958 - Page 2, “Fischer-Mednis”

February 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Fort Lauderdale News, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sunday, February 02, 1958 - Page 17, “Bobby Fischer, 14-year-old chess genius Wins U.S. Chess Championship”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, February 06, 1958 - Page 37, “Brilliancy Prize Goes to Fischer For Game Won From James T. Sherwin”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, February 09, 1958 - Page 38, “Fischer Ski Enthusiast”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (2) (Image) The Observer, London, Greater London, England, Sunday, February 09, 1958 - Page 5, “Chess: The New Generation”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, February 13, 1958 - Page 11, “Bobby Fischer's Triumph Over Samuel Reshevsky”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania, Friday, February 14, 1958 - Page 7, “All About The Game of Chess”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, February 15, 1958 - Page 24, “Fischer Beats 24 In Chess”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, February 16, 1958 - Page 36, “Fischer vs. Mednis, Pirc Defense”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, Sunday, February 16, 1958 - Page 1, “Fischer Chess Champ At 14”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, February 20, 1958 - Page 11, “Bobby Fischer vs. Arthur Bisguier”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, February 23, 1958 - Page 58, “Reshevsky Loses Twice”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) (Image) (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, February 23, 1958 - Pages 241, 261, 263, “Fourteen-Year-Old 'Mozart of Chess'; Called the greatest natural player the game has ever known, national champion Bobby Fischer will first lose his adenoids and then seek the world title.”

March 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, Sunday, March 09, 1958 - Page 18, “East Lansing Youth, 16, Seeks City Chess Honors”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, March 23, 1958 - Page 229, “Big Soviet Entry Slated in Chess”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, March 23, 1958 - Page 66, “Latest On Bobby Fischer”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, March 23, 1958 - Page 226, “Foundation Awards Made”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, March 27, 1958 - Page 6, “Will Reshevsky or Fischer Compete?”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday, March 30, 1958 - Page 41, “Young U.S. Titlist Likes To Ski, Too”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Sunday, March 30, 1958 - Page 12, “Youthful U.S. Champion In Chess to Meet Reds For Competition”

April 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Edmonton Journal Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Monday, April 07, 1958 - Page 21, “U.S. Chess Prodigy May Win Crown”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Herald Dayton, Ohio Monday, April 07, 1958 - Page 4, “A Game For Youth, Too”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola, Florida, Friday, April 11, 1958 - Page 28, “U.S. Can't Send Chess Entrants”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, April 13, 1958 - Page 40, “International Mastership”
  5. (Indirect mention) () () The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sunday, April 13, 1958 - Page 241, “Chess Anyone?” An article on collection of chess pieces.
  6. (Vague Mention) () Dayton Daily News Dayton, Ohio Tuesday, April 15, 1958 - 8, “True or False? U.S. Champion too young to get driver's license?”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, April 17, 1958 - Page 5, “California Artist Promised 15-Year-Old Chess Champion a, Out of this World Set of Chessmen”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Simpson's Leader-Times, Kittanning, Pennsylvania, Thursday, April 17, 1958 - Page 22, “Young Pianist, Chess Player Are International Sensations”

  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Poughkeepsie Journal, Poughkeepsie, New York, Sunday, April 20, 1958 - Page 2B, “Chadwick Club Plans Chess Play”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Pampa Daily News, Pampa, Texas, Wednesday, April 23, 1958 - Page 10, “Learning a New Move”

May 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, May 08, 1958 - Page 10, “Bobby Fischer Simultaneous Exhibition, Up to 25 Boards at Jewish Community Center”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier-News, Bridgewater, New Jersey, Saturday, May 10, 1958 - Page 6, “Bobby Fischer, Televised Simultaneous Exhibition”

  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, May 12, 1958 - Page 50, “New WNTA Gambit”
  4. (Indirect Mention) () () The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Saturday, May 10, 1958 - Page 3, “Botvinnik Regains World Chess Championship”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, May 11, 1958 - Page 124, “American Chess Foundation Plea for Funds”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Express and News, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, May 11, 1958 - Page 87, “Candidates Tournament Field of Competition”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, May 22, 1958 - Page 40, “Russian Chess Prodigy Told to Wait Till He's 8”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, May 25, 1958 - Page 73, “Fischer, Reshevsky In Line for Interzonal”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, May 25, 1958 - Page 38, “Bobby Fischer, 14, wins Rosenwald, giving him U.S. Triple Crown”
  10. (Indirect Mention) () Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, May 25, 1958 - Page 46, “To this tournament Bobby Fischer and Samuel Reshevsky will represent the United States.”

June 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, June 01, 1958 - Page 27, “Results of televised simultaneous match”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, June 01, 1958 - Page 37, “New Russian Prodigy”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, June 08, 1958 - Page 59, “Bobby Fischer to Russia”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Emporia Gazette, Emporia, Kansas, Tuesday, June 10, 1958 - Page 2, “Fischer in Moscow and Political Climate: Russian Chess Players, Khruschev and Cold War Sentiments”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, June 15, 1958 - Page 208, “Fischer to Leave for Russia”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, June 18, 1958 - Page 31, “Boy Chess Champion Flying To Russia”

  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, June 18, 1958 - Page 46, “Fischer Flies Abroad”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, June 22, 1958 - Page 178, “Yugoslav Will Second Fischer in Title Chess”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Monday, June 23, 1958 - Page 11, “Fischer to Have Master as Second”

  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Daily Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Thursday, June 26, 1958 - Page 45, “Chess Champ Tours”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) Eau Claire Leader, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Friday, June 27, 1958 - Page 8, “U.S. Chess Champ”

  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday, June 29, 1958 - Page 32, “Visa Woes Face Yank At Russ Chess Meet”

  13. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, June 29, 1958 - Page 165, “Bobby Fischer a Hit in Soviet Chess, Though He Made First Move Too Fast”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Sunday, June 29, 1958 - Page 23, “Young American Chess Whiz Hits Moscow Snag”

July 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Tuesday, July 01, 1958 - Page 34, “Capitalistic War Monger's Espionage Opening”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, Wednesday, July 02, 1958 - Page 29, “Situation wanted: A postcard from Mrs. Regina Fischer”
  3. (Indirect mention of Bobby Fischer) () Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, July 03, 1958 - Page 13, “Chess with Sam Laird”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, July 06, 1958 - Page 66, “Fischer in Moscow”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Sunday, July 06, 1958 - Page 57, “U.S. Chess Wizard Bobby Fischer in Van Cliburn Fashion”

  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida, Thursday, July 10, 1958 - Page 26, “Chess Champ Abroad”

  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, July 13, 1958 - Page 169, “Fischer in Belgrade Draw”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida, Sunday, July 13, 1958 - Page 64, “U.S. Chess Wizard Visits Yugoslavia”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, July 14, 1958 - Page 28, “Brooklynite Gains Junior Chess Title”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, Monday, July 14, 1958 - Page 10, “Chess Wizards Draw”

  11. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati, Ohio Monday, July 14, 1958 - Page 7, “Experts In Draw”

  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, New York, Tuesday, July 15, 1958 - Page 29, “Regina Fischer Eligible Contestant on Television Show”

  13. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, July 17, 1958 - Page 18, “Bobby Fischer On Tour in Europe”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, July 20, 1958 - Page 88, “U.S. Olympic Chess Team Selection”
  15. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, July 20, 1958 - Page 62, “Weinstein Wins Junior Title; Remlinger Close”
  16. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, July 24, 1958 - Page 6, “Bobby Fischer Arrives in Yugoslavia”
  17. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, July 31, 1958 - Page 14, “Bobby Fischer Contemporary Competitors”

August 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, August 01, 1958 - Page 5, “What Price Child Prodigy? Is the Question”
  2. (Indirect mention) () Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, August 03, 1958 - Page 71, “Bobby Fischer and Sherwin will represent United States”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, August 03, 1958 - Page 29, “The Spirit of Morphy”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Logan Daily News, Logan, Ohio, Monday, August 04, 1958 - Page 2, “U.S. Boy, 15, Seeks World Chess Crown”

  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, August 06, 1958 - Page 28, “Fischer Plays Draw In Yugoslav Chess”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Wednesday, August 06, 1958 - Page 18, “U.S. Chess Open Now in Progress”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 07, 1958 - Page 32, “Tal Defeats Szabo In Yugoslav Chess”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Thursday, August 07, 1958 - Page 6, “A Touch of Drama: Fischer vs. Tal”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, August 08, 1958 - Page 12, “Tal In First Place”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Tampa Tribune, Tampa, Florida, Friday, August 08, 1958 - Page 31, “American Chess Player Tied For Second In Meet”

  11. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, August 09, 1958 - Page 19, “Bobby Fischer Adjourns after 42 Moves with Hector Rossetto of Buenos Aires”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, August 10, 1958 - Page 65, “Fischer, Sherwin In Interzonal Chess”
  13. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Fort Lauderdale News, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sunday, August 10, 1958 - Page 32, “Bobby Fischer in Europe, Will Not Defend Title”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, August 11, 1958 - Page 26, “Fischer, Sherwin Set Back In Chess”
  15. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, August 12, 1958 - Page 38, “Fischer Gets Draw In Interzonal Chess”
  16. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, August 13, 1958 - Page 35, “Russians Keep Lead”
  17. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 14, 1958 - Page 33, “Fischer Near Draw In Bronstein Match”
  18. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, August 14, 1958 - Page 38, “Bobby Fischer at Interzonal, Portoroz, Yugoslavia”
  19. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Nebraska, Thursday, August 14, 1958 - Page 21, “Chess Round Ends”
  20. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, August 15, 1958 - Page 26, “Fischer, Bronstein Deadlock In Chess”
  21. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Friday, August 15, 1958 - Page 7, “Fierce Chess Encounters at Portoroz Meet”
  22. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Friday, August 15, 1958 - Page 29, “Youth Draws Bronstein in Chess Match”

  23. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, August 16, 1958 - Page 14, “Fischer, Auerbach Draw In 31 Moves”
  24. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 52, “Bobby Fischer Difficulties with Fans and Newsmen”
  25. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 197, “Fischer Off Form In Debut Abroad: But U.S. Champion, 15, Holds Own in Yugoslav Chess”
  26. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 197, “Fischer Defeats Larsen In Chess”
  27. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 197, “Chess Champion Receives Praise”
  28. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 34, “A Bashful Chess Whiz's Exit Fizzes”

  29. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 36, “International Chess”
  30. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 18, “Fine Exhibition”
  31. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Tampa Bay Times St. Petersburg, Florida Sunday, August 17, 1958 - Page 8, “Who Won?”
  32. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, August 20, 1958 - Page 32, “Fischer Wins Again In Interzone Chess”
  33. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Atlanta Constitution Atlanta, Georgia Wednesday, August 20, 1958 - Page 13, “Fischer Wins Chess Title”

  34. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 21, 1958 - Page 28, “Tal Takes Chess Lead”
  35. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Thursday, August 21, 1958 - Page 10, “Young Chess Wizard Trails Soviet Player”

  36. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, August 21, 1958 - Page 34, “Bobby Fischer Doing Extremely Well with 4-3 Score”
  37. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Friday, August 22, 1958 - Page 3, “Petrosian leading in interzonal chess tournament”
  38. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, August 23, 1958, “Sherwin Triumphs, Fischer Adjourns”
  39. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Saturday, August 23, 1958 - Page 28, “Bobby Fischer and Fridrick Olafsson Adjourn”
  40. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, August 24, 1958 - Page 222, “Fischer Adjourns, Shunning A Draw”
  41. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Sunday, August 24, 1958 - Page 7, “Yank Youth, Soviet Halt Chess Match”

  42. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, August 24, 1958 - Page 30, “Bobby Fischer, 15-Year-Old U.S. Champion Improves Standing with Victory over Bent Larsen”
  43. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, August 24, 1958 - Page 58, “Fischer Bronstein Draw”
  44. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, August 24, 1958 - Page 49, “Bobby Fischer Not Competing in 1958 U.S. Open at Rochester, Minn.”
  45. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, August 25, 1958, “Fischer, Russian Play Chess Draw”
  46. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Monday, August 25, 1958 - Page 7, “New Yorker, 15, Defeats Soviet Chess Champion”
  47. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Tuesday, August 26, 1958 - Page 10, “American Boy Beats Russian Chess Champ”

  48. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 28, 1958 - Page 24, “Fischer, Russian Adjourn In Chess”

  49. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, August 28, 1958 - Page 24, “15-year-old U.S. champion scored perhaps his finest victory yet”
  50. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 29, 1958 - Page 26, “Tal And Auerbach Draw In 19 Moves”
  51. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, August 30, 1958 - Page 09, “Petrosian Leads Interzonal Chess: Draws With Bronstein and Fischer to Overtake Tal—Sherwin in Deadlock”
  52. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, Saturday, August 30, 1958 - Page 12, “Chess Youth Surprises”
  53. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 136, “Tal Beats Larsen In 24-Move Match”
  54. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 136, “Six Will Qualify For Chess Event: Conditions Are Modified for Challengers' Tourney to Be Held in 1959”
  55. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 43, “Fischer In Belgrade”
  56. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 3, “Yankee Boy Moves Up in Chess Tourney”
  57. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 28, “U.S. Chess Star Wins Tourney Trial Match”
  58. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 63, “Bobby Fischer Completes Drawn Game with Mikhail Tal”
  59. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles, California Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 6, “U.S. Boy, 15, Gains In Try at Chess Title”
  60. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) Fort Lauderdale News, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sunday, August 31, 1958 - Page 24, “Out On A Limb With Great Tournament Predictions: Fischer in Yugoslavia”

September 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Monday, September 01, 1958 - Page 2, “Yankee Gains Half-Point in Chess Tourney”

  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 01, 1958, “Fischer Draws with Laszlo Szabo in 33 moves”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, September 02, 1958 - Page 31, “Fischer Triumphs In 90-Move Game”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Tuesday, September 02, 1958 - Page 18, “Fischer Gains on Chess Leaders”

  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Evening Review, East Liverpool, Ohio, Tuesday, September 02, 1958 - Page 4, “Atonement”

  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Tampa Bay Times St. Petersburg, Florida Tuesday, September 02, 1958 - Page 37, “Who Won? Bobby Fischer vs. James Sherwin of New York”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, September 04, 1958 - Page 26, “Tal, Panno Adjourn In Interzone Chess: Fischer Draws with Ludek Pachman”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 04, 1958 - Page 38, “Bobby Fischer continues to make headlines at Portoroz”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, September 05, 1958 - Page 30, “Petrosian Draws, Takes Chess Lead: Bobby Fischer, 36 Moves”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Friday, September 05, 1958 - Page 48, “Bobby Fischer Draws with Aleksander Matanovic of Yugoslavia”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, September 06, 1958 - Page 13, “Tal Wins a Match Then Plays Draw To Lead in Chess”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 07, 1958 - Page 277, “Fischer Retains Hopes of Gaining”
  13. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 07, 1958 - Page 277, “Fischer, Filip Draw In International Chess”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, September 07, 1958 - Page 65, “Tal Leads Interzonal Chess; Fischer Gains”
  15. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () () (Image) San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, September 07, 1958 - Page 78, “Championship Chess: Halfway through Tournament, Prospect on Fischer vs. Tal”

  16. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, September 07, 1958 - Page 59, “1958 Interzonal in Yugoslavia: Bobby Fischer's Score 7.5”
  17. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 08, 1958 - Page 35, “Gligoric Advances In Portoroz Chess: Bobby Fischer Adjourns After 41 Moves with Cardoso”
  18. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, September 09, 1958 - Page 44, “Fischer Bolsters Tourney Position”
  19. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) 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”
  20. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, September 11, 1958 - Page 46, “Yugoslavs Lionize Fischer, U.S. Chess Prodigy: Brooklyn Youth, 15, Is Called Genius by Official”
  21. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 11, 1958 - Page 7, “Fischer's Qualification Hinges on Final Round”
  22. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Thursday, September 11, 1958 - Page 27, “Russian Is Top Man in Chess Meet”

  23. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, Thursday, September 11, 1958 - Page 15, “Sports In Brief: Bobby Fischer Sure Bet To Remain In Running For Next Year's Tournament of Candidates”

  24. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, September 12, 1958 - Page 29, “Fischer, 15, Gets Top Chess Status: Brooklyn Player Is Youngest to Become International Grand Master”
  25. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Friday, September 12, 1958 - Page 12, “Bobby Fischer, 15, Chess Grand Master”

  26. (Opinion Piece) () The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, September 12, 1958 - Page 13, “Sports”
  27. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Friday, September 12, 1958 - Page 4, “Brilliant Success: U.S. Chess Whiz, 15, Is Made Grand Master”

  28. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Friday, September 12, 1958 - Page 2, “Portoroz Chess Tournament Ends: Benko, Fischer, and Olafsson Qualify”
  29. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 14, 1958 - Page 174, “A Cheer for Bobby Fischer”
  30. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Daily News New York, New York Sunday, September 14, 1958 - Page 10, “Dough Checks Chess Whiz, 15”
  31. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 14, 1958 - Page 237, “Fischer Will Face Russians In Chess: Brooklyn Boy to Play Keres and Smyslov Next Year in Challengers' Tourney”
  32. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 14, 1958, “Boy Chess Expert Delayed Abroad”
  33. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sunday, September 14, 1958 - Page 88, “Whiz Kid at Chessboard: But Bobby, 15, Finds Books Baffling”
  34. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, September 14, 1958 - Page 74, “Bobby Fischer, United States champion, is in a triple tie”
  35. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 14, 1958 - Page 28, “Bobby Fischer must win two remaining games to qualify for candidates tournament”

  36. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Monday, September 15, 1958 - Page 55, “Young Chess Grand Master Goes To Zurich”

  37. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 15, 1958 - Page 29, “Boy Chess Ace Due At Idlewild Today”
  38. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, September 16, 1958 - Page 29, “Bobby Fischer, Chess Hero, Back To Realities of Brooklyn Home: International Master Finds He's Just an Unusual Boy of 15 in His Own City”
  39. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Tuesday, September 16, 1958 - Page 1, “Has Eye on World Title—Yankee Chess Whiz-Kid Begins His Training a Year in Advance”

  40. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, Tuesday, September 16, 1958 - Page 19, “American Chess Ace, 15, Returns To Books”

  41. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Tuesday, September 16, 1958 - Page 10, “Cheers for Bobby Fischer”
  42. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Daily News New York, New York Tuesday, September 16, 1958 - Page 163, “Chess Whiz, 15, Returns Triumphant but Skinny”
  43. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee, Tuesday, September 16, 1958 - Page 12, “Back To School”

  44. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Edmonton Journal Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Wednesday, September 17, 1958 - Page 43, “Chess Whiz, 15, Starts Training”
  45. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Public Opinion Chambersburg, Pennsylvania Thursday, September 18, 1958 - Page 24, “Bobby Fischer, Grand Master”
  46. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 18, 1958 - Page 32, “Chess With Sam Laird: Fine Playing of Youth Big Story of Week”
  47. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Thursday, September 18, 1958 - Page 10, “Bobby and Eddie”
  48. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Thursday, September 18, 1958 - Page 20, “In His Own Country…”
  49. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Thursday, September 18, 1958 - Page 4, “Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal in Interzonal Tournament”
  50. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, September 19, 1958 - Page 30, “Bobby Fischer Hailed: Grandmaster, 15, Gets Watch at Marshall Chess Club”
  51. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, September 21, 1958 - Page 61, “Fischer Places, Made Grandmaster”
  52. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, September 21, 1958 - Page 4, “Fischer...would play only the best? Petrosian is 'small fry'?”
  53. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 21, 1958 - Page 42, “Fischer Qualifies”

  54. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Fort Lauderdale News, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Sunday, September 21, 1958 - Page 74, “Bobby Fischer, The Brooklyn Boy of Chess Awarded Title of International Grandmaster”
  55. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, September 21, 1958 - Page 38, “Fischer Is Back”
  56. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, Monday, September 22, 1958 - Page 6, “Sputnik From Brooklyn”
  57. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Index-Journal, Greenwood, South Carolina, Monday, September 22, 1958 - Page 2, “Chess 'N Jeans”

  58. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, New York, Thursday, October 09, 1958 - Page 6, “When did Bobby Fischer become the chess champion of the United States?”

  59. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 28, 1958 - Page 273, “Eight Will Play In World Chess: Mednis and Fischer Tie”
  60. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, September 28, 1958 - Page 25, “Fischer vs. Larsen at Portoroz”
  61. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) (2) () (Image) San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, September 28, 1958 - Page 76, “Championship Chess: Bobby Fischer, 15, tied for fifth in Portoroz Interzonal”

  62. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 28, 1958 - Page 40, “Bobby Fischer Finishes Sixth in Tournament”

  63. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Age, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Tuesday, September 30, 1958 - Page 12, “Chess Wonder Boy of U.S.”

October 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, October 02, 1958 - Page 18, “Six of America's Best Chess Players Excluding Bobby Fischer, Participating in International Team Championship at Munich”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (2) (3) (Image) San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, October 05, 1958 - Page 84, “Bobby Fischer, ‘Dangerous Antagonist’ at 13 Years Old”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, New York, Thursday, October 09, 1958 - Page 6, “When did Bobby Fischer become the chess champion of the United States?”

  4. (Headliner Preview) () Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, Friday, October 10, 1958 - Page 1, “For your Sunday Reading”
  5. (Indirect mention) () The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, October 12, 1958 - Page 41, “In all the fanfare surrounding Bobby Fischer's remarkable play at Portoroz everyone seems to have overlooked the sterling action of James Sherwin. Sherwin, no graybearded gaffer, was awarded the title of international grandmaster for his achievement…”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () () (Image) Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, Sunday, October 12, 1958 - Page 53, “Pawn My Word!, Chess Whiz Fischer, 15, Out to Be World Champ”

  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Dispatch, Moline, Illinois, Thursday, October 16, 1958 - Page 6, “Genius and Joy”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Sunday, October 19, 1958 - Page 25, “Bobby Fischer Has Chess Experts Agog”

  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, October 19, 1958 - Page 92, “Championship Chess: Fischer Versus Dallas, Texas' Fred Tears”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Sunday, October 26, 1958 - Page 89, “Bobby Fischer Proves Himself Against The World's Best”
  11. (Chess Is Great Method to Improve Mind) () () The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermont, Wednesday, October 29, 1958 - Page 41, “Misogynist Chess Player, Philip Kolvoord”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) News-Record Neenah, Wisconsin Friday, October 31, 1958 - Page 4, “Roving Reporter: Fischer's Financial Means to Participate in Yugoslav Tourney”

November 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, November 02, 1958 - Page 64, “Leaves of Chess”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Monday, November 03, 1958 - Page 6, “Sports Of Two Continents”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota, Monday, November 03, 1958 - Page 12, “Bobby Fischer Described as Average Teen”

  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times Los Angeles, California Sunday, November 09, 1958 - Page 72, “Soviets fail to overwhelm all competition”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee, Sunday, November 09, 1958 - Page 15, “Junior High Crowd Can Find Plenty of Good Reading”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, November 16, 1958 - Page 78, “Astonishing Triumph of 15-Year-Old Bobby Fischer”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, November 20, 1958 - Page 6, “Bobby Fischer vs Tal in Future Battle for Title Held by Botvinnik”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, November 23, 1958 - Page 38, “Bobby Fischer Finishes Sixth”

  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Daily Oklahoman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Sunday, November 23, 1958 - Page 156, “Checkmated at the Chess Table”

December 1958

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Marion Star, Marion, Ohio, Thursday, December 04, 1958 - Page 40, “Chess Champ Gives Mother New Worries”

  2. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, December 04, 1958 - Page 56, “Reshevsky In Chess: Fischer Also in U.S. Tourney Starting Here on Dec. 18”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Express and News, San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, December 07, 1958 - Page 119, “Candidates Tournament”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, December 07, 1958 - Page 42, “Bobby Fischer, 15-year-old grandmaster from Brooklyn and current titleholder, will attempt to repeat his triumph of a year ago.”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, December 14, 1958 - Page 55, “Bobby Fischer and Paul Benko at Munich”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Wednesday, December 17, 1958 - Page 3, “Olaffson To Play At Hastings”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, December 18, 1958 - Page 6, “Bobby Fischer to Defend Crown at Tournament”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Friday, December 19, 1958 - Page 50, “Grandmaster Bobby Fischer and William Lombardy Adjourn After 43 Moves”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Boston Globe Boston, Massachusetts Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Page 26, “Formidable List at Lessing J. Rosenwald Tournament”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Page 26, “Evans Wins; Leads U.S. Chess Meet”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Page 24, “Evans Wins To Take Chess Tourney Lead”

  12. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday, December 21, 1958 - Page 32, “Twelve Masters Vie In Championship Meet”
  13. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, Monday, December 22, 1958 - Page 38, “Evans Leads Chess Meet In Tourney at New York”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday, December 23, 1958 - Page 28, “Evans Loses 1st Chess Match”
  15. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Wednesday, December 24, 1958 - Page 23, “3-Way Tie In Chess Play”

  16. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, December 25, 1958 - Page 48, “Boy, 15, Beats America's Ace Chess Player”

  17. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Thursday, December 25, 1958 - Page 39, “15-Year-Old Fischer Leads Chess Tourney”

  18. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Eugene Guard, Eugene, Oregon, Thursday, December 25, 1958 - Page 33, “Chess Whiz Wins”
  19. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Friday, December 26, 1958 - Page 18, “Fischer Beats Reschevsky, Leads Chess”
  20. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, December 28, 1958 - Page 74, “Evans and Fischer Lead in Title Play”
  21. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, December 28, 1958 - Page 30, “Fischer, 15, Holds Lead in U.S. Chess”
  22. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, December 28, 1958 - Page 28, “U.S. Chess Championship”
  23. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Argus-Leader, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sunday, December 28, 1958 - Page 15, “Chess Stalemate”

  24. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Nanaimo Daily News, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, Monday, December 29, 1958 - Page 14, “Young American Chess Player Still in First”

  25. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, December 29, 1958 - Page 26, “Fischer In Front In Chess Tourney”
  26. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Battle Creek Enquirer, Battle Creek, Michigan, Monday, December 29, 1958 - Page 4, “Olivet Player Ties Leader In 40 Chess Moves”
  27. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Monday, December 29, 1958 - Page 60, “Bobby Fischer Continues in First Place”
  28. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Lansing State Journal, Lansing, Michigan, Monday, December 29, 1958 - Page 9, “Chess Champion Increases Lead”
  29. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, December 29, 1958 - Page 2, “Bobby Fischer Strengthens Hold on First Place”
  30. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, December 30, 1958 - Page 44, “Fischer Improves Lead In U.S. Chess: 15-Year-Old Defender Beats Weinstein in 58 Moves—Reshevsky Plays Draw”
  31. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Vidette-Messenger of Porter County, Valparaiso, Indiana, Tuesday, December 30, 1958 - Page 7, “VU Professor In U.S. Chess Championships”
  32. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, Tuesday, December 30, 1958 - Page 46, “Chess Whiz Whizzes On”
  33. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) The Ottawa Citizen Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Tuesday, December 30, 1958 - Page 16, “Bobby Fischer Bolsters Lead”
  34. (Bobby Fischer 1958 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, December 31, 1958 - Page 20, “Fischer Defeats Mednis In Chess: Brooklyn Player Triumphs in 37 Moves in 9th Round of U.S. Championship”
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