Six Will Qualify For Chess Event: Fischer, Plus Score by Halfway Mark

Back to 1958 News Articles

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

Instead of the five of the twenty-one players engaged in the interzonal tournament at Portoroz advancing into the challengers' tournament next year, six will qualify, according to the latest news received from the meeting of the International Chess Federation at Dubrovnik in Yugoslavia.
William Lombardy of New York, the world junior champion, who has been acting as second to the United States champion, Bobby Fischer, at Portoroz, is the authority for this information. He took time off to represent the United States at the meeting in Dubrovnik.
Mrs. Violet Pavey of Brooklyn, widow of the late Max Pavey, yesterday confirmed the appointment of Lombardy as U.S. delegate. When informed of the change in the conditions of qualifying at Portoroz, she said it would favor the chances of Fischer to finish among the first six.
In the meantime, Fischer has been holding his own at Portoroz, where he had made a plus score by the time the halfway mark was reached.
Additional specimens of his play have arrived here and are included in the following selection received here from Yugoslavia:

Six Will Qualify For Chess Event: Conditions Are Modified for Challengers' Tourney to Be Held in 1959

No comments:

Post a Comment

Chess Notation Conversion
Convert Chess Notation, Algebraic, Descriptive, etc.
Recovered “Lost Games” from newspaper columns. [Not previously listed on internet.]
Newspapers NY Times

The actual truth about Bobby Fischer's political views…

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

Bobby Fischer in 1958 and the Peace Movement Calling for Nuclear Disarmament

Bobby was leftist-leaning, like his mother, Regina Fischer who went on a “Peace March” to Moscow in 1961 to put pressure on the Khrushchevs and U.S.S.R. toward disarmament.

(Readers' Digest) The Dark, Untold Story About the Peace Sign
“It originated as a symbol used by the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). An artist, Gerald Holtom, was on the groups' board, and as a well-known designer, stepped up to create a symbol that would have not only a visual but also a political impact. The symbol was first displayed during a protest march that took place on Easter weekend of 1958. Protesters marched 52 miles from London to Aldermaston in Berkshire, which is the site of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment to protest the use of nuclear weapons in war. This march was organized by the DAC and it was the first wide spread public display of the peace sign.”
https://www.rd.com/culture/history-of-peace-sign/

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.

Bertrand Russell on Zionism and Apartheid

Bertrand Russell and Chess

Many of the younger generation would not recognize the name of Bertrand Russell that I mentioned here yesterday, who was...

Posted by Bobby Fischer's True History on Saturday, October 19, 2019
Special Thanks

Recommended Reading & Charities Selected by Bobby's Supporters