Reshevsky Loses Game To Sherwin: Bows for First Time in U.S. Chess, Enabling Fischer to Take Tourney Lead

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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
Samuel Reshevsky, international grandmaster, suffered his first defeat in the United States chess championship at the Manhattan Chess Club last night.
Bobby Fischer, 14-year-old Brooklyn prodigy, won and drew in the completion of two adjourned games to take first place from Reshevsky with a score of 10—2.
Fischer, the national open champion, won a most difficult ending after sixty-nine moves from Atilio De Camillo of Philadelphia in an eleventh-round test and drew with Arnold S. Denker in their twelfth round match in forty-nine moves.
Fischer will meet Al Turner in the thirteenth and final round tonight at the Manhattan Chess Club. Reshevsky whose score is 9½—2½, must reckon with William Lombardy, the world junior champion. Fischer and Reshevsky will play the white pieces.

Reshevsky Loses Game To Sherwin: Bows for First Time in U.S. Chess, Enabling Fischer to Take Tourney Lead

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Bobby Fischer Gives “Peace Sign” in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

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Bobby's views never strayed far from his roots. The collage above, mentions BERTRAND RUSSELL, who was responsible for putting the peace signs on the 1958 banners and buttons of the activists. BERTRAND RUSSELL held strong views opposing the Apartheid of Israel. Just as Bobby did. Bobby never abandoned his leftist-leaning roots which he learned from Regina Fischer. He loathed Fascism.

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