Sherwin Triumphs, Fischer Adjourns

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New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, August 23, 1958

Sherwin Triumphs, Fischer Adjourns
Bobby Fischer, the United States champion from Brooklyn, and Fridrik Olafsson of Iceland adjourned their eleventh-round match in the interzonal chess tournament at Portoroz, according to a report last night from Yugoslavia. It was the only game of the ten scheduled that was not finished. The players adjourned after forty-one moves.
The Icelander was thought to have a slight advantage in position, but with a somewhat difficult ending ahead. Both were under time pressure. Olafsson had the white side of a Sicilian defense.
James T. Sherwin of New York defeated Geza Fuster of Canada in a Reti opening, played by Sherwin, in forty-three moves. Sherwin went ahead after gaining the advantage of two exchanges.

Sherwin Triumphs, Fischer Adjourns

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