Tal In First Place: Bobby Fischer and Pal Benko Tied by Fridrik Olafsson and Petrosian

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New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, August 08, 1958 - Page 12

Tal In First Place
Russian Leads in Interzonal Chess in Yugoslavia
Eight adjourned games were played off last night in the first and second rounds of the interzonal chess tournament at Portoroz, according to a report from Yugoslavia. Mikhail Tal of Russia is in first place with a 2-0 score.
Bobby Fischer, the United States champion, and Pal Benko, Hungary, were tied at 1½—½ by Fridrik Olafsson of Iceland and Tigran Petrosian of Russia, both of whom won their unfinished games.
Petrosian won his first-round game from James T. Sherwin of New York in fifth-eight moves of a Queen's Gambit. Olafsson beat Laszlo Szabo of Hungary in forty-two moves.

Tal In First Place

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

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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.

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“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.”
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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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