Yugoslav Will Second Fischer in Title Chess

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New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, June 22, 1958 - Page 178

Yugoslav Will Second Fischer in Title Chess
Belgrade, June 21 (AP)—Bobby Fischer, the United States Chess champion, will have a Yugoslav chess master as second in the international tournament in Portoroz, the second stage in the three-leg cycle leading to a world championship match.
The Yugoslav Chess Federation received a letter from Fischer's mother saying her 15-year-old-son would be the only entry in the tournament without a second.
The federation decided to appoint a Yugoslav master to help Fischer during the tournament. It has not been decided yet who the second will be.
Twenty-one players are entering in the tournament, including four grand masters from Russia.

Yugoslav Will Second Fischer in Title Chess

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