Fischer Defeats Bisguier In Chess; Boy, 14, Downs Defender in 41 Moves to Take Second Place in U.S. Title Event

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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
Bobby Fischer, 14-year-old national open chess champion, last night defeated Arthur B. Bisguier, the defender, in the United States title tournament in forty-one moves at the Manhattan Chess Club.
The remarkable boy expert, a student at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, moved up into second place, half a point below James T. Sherwin, who retained his position in the lead with 4—1 by winning from Atilio Di Camillo of Philadelphia in thirty-nine moves. The latter overstepped the time limit.
Bisguier, playing black, resorted to the French defense and castled on the queen's side of the board. Fischer castled on the opposite side two moves later and then set out to build up a strong attack against the black king.
For a time Bisguier was able to defend himself, but the unremitting attack of a white knight finally broke up his position and he was forced to resign.
Sherwin had the black side of a Sicilian defense. He had Di Camillo on the run when the former Philadelphia champion lost sight of his clock and was counted out.
Samuel Reshevsky also played the Sicilian defense against Herbert Seidman, who held his own until adjournment after forty-two moves. Each had six pawns, a queen, a knight and two bishops. Reshevsky controlled the king's file. It was the only adjourned game of the fifth round.
Edmar Mednis, who defeated Al Turner in a Ruy Lopez lasting forty-eight moves, placed third in the standing with a score of 3½—1½. He was followed by William Lombardy with 3—2. Lombardy won from George Kramer in a Reti opening after twenty-four moves. Arnold S. Denker, scoring his second consecutive victory, won from Hans Berliner of Washington in a Benoni Counter Gambit after thirty-five moves. Sidney Bernstein was a winner in fifty-one moves against Arthur Feuerstein in a King's Indian defense.

Fischer Defeats Bisguier In Chess; Boy, 14, Downs Defender in 41 Moves to Take Second Place in U.S. Title Event

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