Another Child Prodigy Stirs Chess World: Bobby Fischer, at 14, Hailed as ‘Genius’ in Leap to Fame

New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Page 173

Another Child Prodigy Stirs Chess World
Bobby Fischer, at 14, Hailed as ‘Genius’ in Leap to Fame
Brooklyn Schoolboy Addicted to Game Since He Was 6
By Gay Talese
At an air-conditioned bar the other day rear the Manhattan Chess Club, Robert James Fischer, wearing sneakers, khaki pants and a T-shirt, sipped a Coke and announced that he had become a chess addict at the age of 6.
He admitted that in his younger days he cried whenever he lost at chess and sometimes he remained despondent for days. But he does not cry any more, possibly because he does not often lose these days, or maybe he is just getting old.
He is now 14.
In the past year the child prodigy from Brooklyn has beaten some of the nation's finest players and has generated more international hullabaloo than any other American player. At the Manhattan Chess Club, an orderly salon in the West Sixties where people normally are as close-mouthed as Pinkerton agents, he has become a subject of constant discussion.
Chess masters and critics have called him, variously, a “genius;” “the finest player for his age in the world today;” “potentially a world champion.” Maurice J. Kasper, president of the Manhattan Chess Club, says, “Players with Fischer's talent come along only once in a century.”
Older Players Disconcerted
Others say that Fischer is a highly emotional, tense combatant whose cockiness often disconcerts the older masters, particularly when he defeats them. Always serious, he peers grimly down at the chessboard as if the fate of mankind hinged on his next move.
But in any case, Fischer is a much sought-after chess master in America, in England, even in Russia.
The chess section of the Soviet Union this week expressed its willingness to entertain Fischer this summer. Last week he was invited to visit England to compete in the Hastings Christmas tournament, which traditionally is limited to ten players from all over the world. Only July 8, he will be in San Francisco defending the national junior chess title he won last year in Philadelphia.
Chess was frowned upon in Fischer's home. Neither of his parents, now divorced, understood the game.
“I spent four years trying to get him away from it,” his mother recalls. “I thought it would be too much strain on him.” She could do nothing with him. Nowadays he plays chess during breakfast, and has a chessboard permanently stationed at his bedside.
Sister His First Teacher
“My sister, who is not very good, first taught me the chess moves,” Bobby says. “I bought all the Russian chess manuals and books, and studied to win. I have now about forty chess books at home. I did not like losing when I began playing. Yes, sometimes I did cry when I lost, but I don't cry any more.
“I'm thrilled about winning, but I try to be nice to people. I don't know if older persons are embarrassed about losing to me, but I do not feel awkward about playing them—or beating them. I beat them, or they'll beat me.”
It has been said by William Lombardy, a high-ranking New York player, “You have to beat Bobby to gain his respect.”
Fischer's rise into the upper echelons of chess was meteoric.
Last October, at the Lessing J. Rosenwald Trophy tournament here, the Erasmus High School freshmen played brilliantly and defeated Donald Byrne, a former national champion. After the match, Al Horowitz, editor of The Chess Review, said, “Nobody in the world could have played better than Fischer on this occasion.”
Genius being as unpredictable as it is astounding, the future of the remarkable Bobby is anyone's guess.
Hans Kmoch, secretary of the Manhattan Chess Club, believes that Bobby is, at 14, the equal of other child wizards of days past—Paul Morphy, José R. Capablanca and Samuel Reshevsky.
Among Club's First Ten
According to Kmoch, Fischer right now is among the first ten players at the Manhattan Chess Club, which has more than 300 members and the finest talent in the country. “In a few years, if Fischer continues to develop,” said Kmoch, “he could be among the top five or ten players in the world.”
Why is Fischer great?
“That phenomenal mind of his,” said Kmoch. “He has the mind that ‘sees’ the combinations on the board. With just one glance, he can see the possible moves of the thirty-two men on the board with the sixty-four squares.
“There is no specific talent for chess. You cannot learn to be great. But some geniuses have the innate feeling for the combinations.’ Fischer is such a genius.”
The young genius had no explanation for his genius. He simply ordered another Coke.

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1957 “Bobby Fischer Chess” Articles

January 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Gazette Montreal, Quebec, Canada Saturday, January 19, 1957 - Page 33, “Eastern States Open at Washington”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, January 28, 1957 - Page 29, “Max Pavey vs Bobby Fischer”

February 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, February 03, 1957 - Page 160, “Shipman Sets Pace”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, February 18, 1957 - Page 35, “Pavey Gains In Chess”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Ithaca Journal Ithaca, New York Thursday, February 21, 1957 - Page 12, “Brooklyn Schoolboy Hailed As New Chess Prodigy”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, February 25, 1957 - Page 32, “Eight tied at 4-2; Fischer vs J. Goldsmith”

March 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, March 07, 1957 - Page 48, “Dr. Euwe to Play Here”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, March 10, 1957 - Page 218, “Dr. Max Euwe vs. Bobby Fischer”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, March 11, 1957 - Page 29, “Dr. Euwe Plays Draw”

April 1957

May 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Gazette Montreal, Quebec, Canada Saturday, May 04, 1957 - Page 11, “Dr. Max Euwe Vs. Bobby Fischer at Manhattan Chess Club”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, May 27, 1957, Page 51, “Manhattan vs. Marshall Chess Club”

June 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Daily News New York, New York Tuesday, June 11, 1957 - Page 79, “Chess Star, 14, Invited”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, June 11, 1957 - Page 45, “Brooklyn Boy Is Invited To Play Chess Masters”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, June 14, 1957 - Page 28, “Reshevsky Beats 6 of 10 Foes”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, June 16, 1957 - Page 63, “Manhattan Club Wins”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Page 72, “Experience Beats Youth”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Page 173, “Another Child Prodigy Stirs Chess World: Bobby Fischer, at 14, Hailed as ‘Genius’ in Leap to Fame”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, Sunday, June 23, 1957 - Page 37, “Child Prodigies In Chess”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, June 27, 1957 - Page 16, “The U.S. Junior Championship”

July 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, July 05, 1957 - Page 21, “Fischer Gains In Chess—Brooklyn Boy Beats Fauber at Milwaukee—Evans Wins”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, July 6, 1957 - Page 13, “Fischer Defeats Elo In 49 Moves; Evans and Byrne Also Notch Second-Round Victories in Western Title Chess”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, July 11, 1957 - Page 19, “Rapid Rise of Bobby Fischer - Defeat of Samuel Reshevsky”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, July 14, 1957 - Page 148, “Bobby Fischer is Ahead”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, July 14, 1957 - Page 36, “Bobby Fischer and Stephen Sholomson in a Tie”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, July 15, 1957 - Page 26, “Fischer Retains Title”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, July 25, 1957 - Page 19, “Fischer Successfully Defends Junior Championship Title”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, July 28, 1957 - Page 49, “Bobby Fischer took sixth place with 6-2. Following are games from the tournament”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, July 28, 1957 - Page 81, “Invitation to Fischer”

August 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 08, 1957 - Page 35, “Seven New Yorkers Victors in Second Round of Open Tourney in Cleveland”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Jim Thorpe Times News, Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, Friday, August 09, 1957 - Page 4, “Bobby Fischer Waits on Visa to Compete With Russian Players”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Morning News, Wilmington, Delaware, Friday, August 09, 1957 - Page 37, “Chess Group Asks Soviet Visa Speed”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, August 10, 1957 - Page 25, “Fischer Tied in Chess Tourney at Cleveland”
  5. (Duplicate) () News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, Sunday, August 11, 1957 - Page 8, “Awaits Red Move”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, August 11, 1957 - Page 152, “Two Players Pace Cleveland Chess”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, August 12, 1957 - Page 25, “Half point behind”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Tuesday, August 13, 1957 - Page 14, “2 Tied for First In Chess Tourney”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, August 13, 1957 - Page 44, “National Open Tournament, Bobby Fischer Tied for Second Place”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, August 14, 1957 - Page 31, “U.S. Open Tourney”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, Thursday, August 15, 1957 - Page 21, “Boy 14, Leads Chess Tourney”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, August 15, 1957 - Page 27, “Fischer Captures Lead In U.S. Chess”
  13. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, August 15, 1957 - Page 26, “Bobby Fischer, the 14-year-old chess wizard takes over lead”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, August 15, 1957 - Page 30, “Bobby Fischer Takes Over Lead”
  15. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, August 15, 1957 - Page 20, “Boy, 14, Tops Play in Chess Tourney”
  16. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Friday, August 16, 1957 - Page 49, “Bobby Fischer held to draw by Robert Byrne and Tied”
  17. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, August 16, 1957 - Page 14, “Donald Byrne Ties Fischer In U.S. Chess”
  18. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Friday, August 16, 1957 - Page 18, “Chess Expert Ponders”
  19. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Friday, August 16, 1957 - Page 20, “Chess Expert Ponders”
  20. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 12, “Fischer Captures Open Chess Title: 14-Year-Old Erasmus High Student Wins U.S. Crown —Bisguier Is Second”
  21. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The News Journal, Wilmington, Delaware, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 8, “U.S. Chess Title Won By Brooklyn Boy, 14”
  22. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 3, “Boy, 14, New Chess Champ”
  23. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 12, “Protest Pays Off In Chess Tourney”
  24. (Duplicate) () The Daily Reporter, Dover, Ohio, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 11, “Teen-Ager Wins U.S. Chess Title”
  25. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Circleville Herald, Circleville, Ohio, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 2, “Alert Boy, 14, Wins Chess Championship”
  26. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Wellsville Daily Reporter, Wellsville, New York, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 1, “Mistake in Chess Scoring Ends with Young Champion”
  27. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Salem News, Salem, Ohio, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 12, “Youth, 14, Declared Chess Tourney Victor”
  28. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 9, “Protest Pays Off In Chess Tourney”
  29. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Daily Times, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Saturday, August 17, 1957 - Page 26, “New Chess Champ Only 14 Years Old”
  30. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, August 18, 1957 - Page 39, “I Was Rooked Says Kid Chess Star-He Was!”
  31. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, Sunday, August 18, 1957 - Page 16, “14-Year-Old Cops U.S. Chess Title”
  32. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sunday, August 18, 1957 - Page 36, “Boy New National Open Chess King”
  33. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Medford Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon, Sunday, August 18, 1957 - Page 12, “Chess Champion”
  34. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, August 18, 1957 - Page 34, “Bobby Fischer and National Open”
  35. (Duplicate) () The Jackson Sun, Jackson, Tennessee, Monday, August 19, 1957 - Page 12, “Young Brooklyn Schoolboy Hailed as Chess Prodigy”
  36. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, August 22, 1957 - Page 25, “Game That Won Bobby Fischer the Brilliancy Prize”
  37. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, August 23, 1957 - Page 15, “Manhattan Chess Club Reception”
  38. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, August 25, 1957 - Page 65, “Fischer Takes Open Event At Cleveland”
  39. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, August 25, 1957 - Page 40, “U.S. Junior Champion and U.S. Open Champion”
  40. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () () () () (Image) The Evening Times, Sayre, Pennsylvania, Tuesday, August 27, 1957 - Page 6, “Sayre Youth, Chess, Bobby Fischer”

September 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 01, 1957 - Page 111, “Mengarini and Fischer Win”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 02, 1957 - Page 17, “Bobby Fischer and Arthur Feuerstein Tied for Second”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, September 03, 1957 - Page 33, “Fischer, 14, Takes Jersey Open Chess”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 05, 1957 - Page 5, “Brooklyn Boy of 14 Rising to Prominence”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, September 07, 1957 - Page 27, “Fischer A Pawn Ahead: Cardoso Seals 47th Move in First Game of Series”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, September 08, 1957 - Page 30, “Victors at Cleveland”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, September 08, 1957 - Page 51, “United States Open Champion”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 08, 1957 - Page 233, “Fischer Defeats Cardoso In Chess”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 09, 1957 - Page 34, “Cardoso Sets Back Fischer In 40 Moves”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 12, 1957 - Page 52, “Match between Bobby Fischer and R.T. Cardoso”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, September 15, 1957 - Page 252, “Fischer Gains 2-1 Lead”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, September 15, 1957 - Page 42, “Bobby Fischer, U.S. Junior Champion Becomes Youngest Player to Win U.S. Open”
  13. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 16, 1957 - Page 36, “Fischer Chess Victor; Beats Cardoso in 36 Moves to Raise Lead to 4-1”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 19, 1957 - Page 5, “Bobby Fischer at U.S. Open”
  15. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Guardian, London, Greater London, England, Thursday, September 19, 1957 - Page 17, “Bobby Fischer: Hastings vs. U.S. Champion”
  16. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, September 22, 1957 - Page 71, “Fischer Wins In Jersey”
  17. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, September 23, 1957 - Page 34, “Chess Test Adjourned: Fischer, Cardoso Are Even After Forty Moves”
  18. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, September 26, 1957 - Page 5, “Bobby Fischer compared with Morphy, Capablanca and Reshevsky”
  19. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, September 29, 1957 - Page 39, “Fischer Clinches Match”
  20. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, September 29, 1957 - Page 66, “Quite A Little Bit Is Being Made of Bobby Fischer”

October 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, October 03, 1957 - Page 46, “Sensational Young Bobby Fischer Soared from Mere Class B Figure (1726 to 2298) Skipping Class A altogether into Master Division”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, Sunday, October 20, 1957 - Page 37, “Fischer vs. Addison”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, October 13, 1957 - Page 44, “Fischer Takes N.J. Open”
  4. (Duplicate) () St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, Friday, October 25, 1957 - Page 47, “Parade Promo”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Friday, October 25, 1957 - Page 21, “Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts”
  6. (Duplicate) () Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia, Friday, October 25, 1957 - Page 35, “Parade Promo”
  7. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, Hawaii, Saturday, October 26, 1957 - Page 48 “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  8. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, Hawaii, Saturday, October 26, 1957 - Page 49, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  9. (Parade Cover)() Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, Hawaii, Saturday, October 26, 1957 - Page 29, “Parade Cover”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () () () () () () (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 148, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  11. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 106, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  12. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 72, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  13. (Duplicate) () () () () () () The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 118, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  14. (Duplicate) () () () () () () The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 102 “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  15. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 175 “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  16. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 80, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  17. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 64 “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  18. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Independent Star-News, Pasadena, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 78, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  19. (Duplicate) () () () () () () The San Bernardino County Sun, San Bernardino, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 80, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  20. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Independent Press-Telegram, Long Beach, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 118, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  21. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 180, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  22. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 68, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  23. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 156, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  24. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 157, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  25. (Duplicate) () () () () () () The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 103, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  26. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 69, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  27. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 81, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  28. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Independent Press-Telegram, Long Beach, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 119, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  29. (Duplicate) () () () () () () The San Bernardino County Sun, San Bernardino, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 81, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  30. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 73, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  31. (Duplicate) () () () () () () The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 119, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  32. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 65, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  33. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Independent Star-News, Pasadena, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 79, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  34. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 181, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  35. (Duplicate) () () () () () () Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 176, “Only 14, he's a chess whiz, but—Though Brooklyn's Bobby Fischer amazes chess experts, his mother wants better report cards”
  36. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 22, “Mother Worries About Genius, 14, Who Lives Only For Chess”
  37. (Vague mention of Bobby Fischer, possibly replacing a player in a tournament). () The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 55, “Chess by Isaac Kashdan”
  38. (Duplicate) () Albuquerque Journal, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 61, “Parade Cover”
  39. (Duplicate) () Independent Star-News, Pasadena, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 59, “Parade Cover”
  40. (Duplicate) () Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 45, “Parade Cover”
  41. (Duplicate) () St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 131, “Parade Cover”
  42. (Duplicate) () Detroit Free Press, Detroit, Michigan, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 88, “Parade Cover”
  43. (Duplicate) () Tampa Bay Times, St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 156, “Parade Cover”
  44. (Duplicate) () Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 49, “Parade Cover”
  45. (Duplicate) () Independent Press-Telegram, Long Beach, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 100, “Parade Cover”
  46. (Duplicate) () The Morning Call, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 83, “Parade Cover”
  47. (Duplicate) () Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 138, “Parade Cover”
  48. (Duplicate) () The San Bernardino County Sun, San Bernardino, California, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 61, “Parade Cover”
  49. (Duplicate) () Press and Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 53, “Parade Cover”
  50. (Duplicate) () The Akron Beacon Journal, Akron, Ohio, Sunday, October 27, 1957 - Page 99, “Parade Cover”
  51. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Miami News, Miami, Florida, Monday, October 28, 1957 - Page 20, “Mother Is Worried: Boy's A Chess Master”

November 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, November 03, 1957 - Page 65, “Fischer To Hastings”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, November 07, 1957 - Page 58, “Chess Entries Listed”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Lubbock Evening Journal, Lubbock, Texas, Tuesday, November 12, 1957 - Page 2, “Chess Tournament Planned At Dallas”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, November 17, 1957 - Page 65, “Fischer debates on Hastings vs. U.S. Tourney”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, Sunday, November 17, 1957 - Page 45, “Fischer vs. Cardoso”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, November 22, 1957 - Page 6, “More on Bobby Fischer, the U.S. Chess Marvel”

December 1957

  1. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, December 05, 1957 - Page 20, “Bobby Fischer to Play in U.S. Championship”
  2. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, December 08, 1957 - Page 48, “Bobby Fischer in 1957 North Central Open”
  3. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, December 09, 1957 - Page 42, “Fischer Turns Back Feuerstein In Chess”
  4. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, December 12, 1957 - Page 8, “The Lessing J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament at N.Y. Manhattan Chess Club”
  5. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin, Sunday, December 15, 1957 - Page 48, “Bobby Fischer and Rosenwald Tournament”
  6. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) Courier-Post, Camden, New Jersey, Thursday, December 19, 1957 - Page 6, “Bobby Fischer vs. Arthur Feuerstein”
  7. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, December 20, 1957 - Page 38, “Bobby Fischer vs Herbert Seidman”
  8. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, December 21, 1957 - Page 31, “Fischer Tied with Berliner and Bisguier”
  9. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Sunday, December 22, 1957 - Page 42, “Fischer Wins First U.S. Championship”
  10. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, December 22, 1957 - Page 104, “Russian Chess Supremacy”
  11. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, December 22, 1957 - Page 102, “Roster of Winners of Individual or Team Championships During 1957”
  12. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, December 23, 1957 - Page 34, “Bobby Fischer vs Sidney Bernstein”
  13. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, December 24, 1957 - Page 25, “Fischer Defeats Bisguier In Chess; Boy, 14, Downs Defender in 41 Moves to Take Second Place in U.S. Title Event”
  14. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Wednesday, December 25, 1957 - Page 40, “14 In Title Chess Get 2-Night Rest”
  15. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Thursday, December 26, 1957 - Page 36, “U.S. Title Chess Resumes Tonight”
  16. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Friday, December 27, 1957 - Page 14, “Fischer Plays Well”
  17. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Saturday, December 28, 1957 - Page 11, “Rosenwald Trophy Tournament”
  18. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Sunday, December 29, 1957, Page 107, “Fischer Annexes Lead In U.S. Chess”
  19. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Monday, December 30, 1957 - Page 34, “Reshevsky Fails In Chess Attack; Fischer Leads 5-1”
  20. (Bobby Fischer 1957 Blog) () (Image) New York Times, New York, New York, Tuesday, December 31, 1957 - Page 28, “Fischer Widens U.S. Chess Lead”

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