Reshevsky Lags In Chess Contest—Fischer and Lombardy in Keen Match

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New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, January 03, 1958 - Page 18

Reshevsky Lags In Chess Contest
Sherwin Expected to Win on Resumption—Fischer and Lombardy in Keen Match
Samuel Reshevsky, leading in the United States championship tournament for the Lessing J. Rosenwald Trophy, was still undefeated in the tenth round at the Manhattan Chess Club last night. But after a five-hour session and forty moves had been recorded, his opponent, James T. Sherwin, was regarded as fairly certain to win upon the resumption of play.
Bobby Fischer, the 14-year-old national open champion, a close second in the standing, was not too happy, either. At one stage, he had William Lombardy on the run, but permitted him to slip away. Fischer was a pawn ahead, also after a five-hour session, but Lombardy's forces were strongly posted. Opinions differed widely as to the probable outcome upon resumption.
Reshevsky retained his lead with a score of 8—1. Fischer was at 7½—1½, Lombardy 6—3 and Sherwin 5½—2½.
Both Reshevsky and Fischer resorted to the King's Indian Defense. For once Reshevsky castled early on the King's side of the board, whereas Sherwin, at his ninth turn, castled on the opposite wing. They jockeyed for position for the next eight moves when Reshevsky, in exchanging knights, opened the KR file.
Reshevsky in Trouble
Thereupon Sherwin based a powerful attack upon the black king. To ward this off Reshevsky saw fit, in order to recover a pawn, to give up a rook for a knight. From then on the international grandmaster was distinctly on the defensive but still in trouble when Sherwin was called upon to seal his move.
Fischer played with his customary confidence against the world junior champion, who opposed him with the white pieces. The Brooklyn lad castled on the king's side and Lombardy followed suit two moves later.
With 7 P-Q5 Lombardy brought about a partly locked position, while Fischer fianchettoed both bishops. With a capture of a pawn, in passing, Lombardy broke open the position at the thirteenth move. But Fischer, playing steadily, clung to the initiative. Rooks and minor pieces were exchanged and Lombardy brought his queen into action on the king knight file.
Lombardy forced an exchange of queens on the thirty-first move, but still Fischer's position held tight. He missed a promising line of play at the thirty-fourth move with Kt-Q7, whereas Kt-Kt4 would have been more effective. At the close it was anybody's choice.

Reshevsky Lags In Chess Contest

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