Reshevsky Takes U.S. Chess Lead

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New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, January 2, 1958 - Page 40

Reshevsky Takes U.S. Chess Lead
Scores Over Di Camillio and Berliner to Go Ahead of Fischer in 9th Round
Samuel Reshevsky, an international grand master, last night took the lead in the United States championship tournament at the Manhattan Chess Club. He won two games, including the one with Atilio Di Camillo of Philadelphia, deferred from the first round.
With the black pieces, Reshevsky chose the Sicilian defense. He won a pawn on the eighteenth move and forced his opponent's resignation after forty moves.
Reshevsky supplanted Bobby Fischer, the national open champion, in the lead when he won his ninth-round game with Hans Berliner, of Washington for an 8-1 score.
The grand master, who had a distinct advantage at the time of adjournment, suggested that he was able to demonstrate a winning line in every variation. He did so upon his opponent's invitation and the analysis led to the resignation of Berliner.
Fischer is second at 7½—1½. William Lombardy, 6—3, is third.

Reshevsky Takes U.S. Chess Lead

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