Bobby Fischer 1950-1960

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1951 Max Pavey simultaneous

Implications

Fischer lost in about 15 minutes. However Mrs Fischer met Mr Carmine Nigro, president of the Brooklyn chess club, that evening, who invited Fischer to join the club and attend the Friday night meetings

-1
1955

Brooklyn Chess Club championship

3rd-5th
US Amateur Ch. negative score
US Junior Ch. 10-20
US Junior Speed Ch. 3rd (+3=0-2)
Washington Square Park 15th (60 players) 4.5-3.5
1956 Greater New York City Ch.

Tied for 5th with Anthony Saidy (+5-2). Lombardy won this tournament
Log Cabin 50-50  
Manhattan CC 'A' Reserve 1
Metropolitan League *
US Amateur Ch. 12th (+3=2-1)
US Junior Ch.

Implications

Fischer was the youngest ever player to win the Junior Championship of the United States

1st (+8=1-1)
US Junior Speed Ch.  
US Open Ch. 4-8 (+5=7-0)

Bisguier took 1st

Canadian Open Ch. , Montreal, Quebec, Auguest 25-September 2 8-12 (+6=2-2)
Rosenwald Trophy, New York, October 7-24

Implications and Drama

Even at this young age, Fischer had a brilliant win against Donald Byrne

Byrne,D - Fischer,R 0-1
awarded 1st brilliancy prize and written up by Hans Kmoch as 'game of the century'

8-9 (+2=5-4)
Eastern States Open  
1957 Manhattan Chess Club semi final (+2=1-2)
Log Cabin Open (+4=0-2)
Log Cabin 50-50 (+3=2)
Metropolitan League (+5)
Euwe exhibition Match Lost (=1-1)
New Western Open (+5=2-1)
US Junior championship, San Francisco, July 8-14

Implications

This result added a 2nd portable typewriter to Fischer's growing collection of prizes.

1st (+8=1)
US Junior Speed Ch. 1st
US Open Ch.

Fischer was decared winner on tie-brake

1st with Bisguier (+8=4-0)
Benninson Match Won 3.5-1.5
Cardoso match Won (+5=2-1)
New Jersey State Open 1st (+6=1)
North Central Open

 

6th (+4=2-1)
US Championship (1957/58)

Games (round order)

Fischer,R - Feuerstein,A 1-0
Seidman,H - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Reshevsky,S ½-½
Bernstein,S - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Bisguier,A 1-0
Berliner,H - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Sherwin,J 1-0




Fischer going over the Sherwin game

Kramer,G - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Mednis,E 1-0
Lombardy,W - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Di Camillo,A 1-0
Denker,A - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Turner,A ½-½

Implications

Fischer at aged 14, became the youngest U.S. chess champion in history. This victory also enabled him to qualify for the next interzonal tournament.

Won (+8=5)

1958

Janosevic training match - Yugoslavia Draw (=2)
Matulovic match Won (2.5-1.5)
Portoroz interzonal

Games (round order)

Fischer,R - Neikirkh,O ½-½
Fuster,G - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Rossetto,H ½-½
Benko,P - Fischer,R 1-0
Fischer,R - Bronstein,D ½-½
Averbakh,Y - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Larsen,B 1-0
Sanguinetti,R - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Panno,O ½-½
Olafsson,F - Fischer,R 1-0
Fischer,R - Tal,M ½-½
Petrosian,T - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Sherwin,J 1-0
De Greiff,B - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Szabo,L ½-½
Pachman,L - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Matanovic,A ½-½
Filip,M - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Cardoso,R 1-0
Gligoric,S - Fischer,R ½-½

Implications

Fischer became the youngest ever candidate

5th (after Tal, Gligoric, Benko and Petrosian)
US Championship (1958/59)

Fischer defended his title successfully

Games (round order)
Lombardy,W - Fischer,R ½-½

Fischer,R - Kalme,C 1-0
Sherwin,J - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Weinstein,R 1-0
Benko,P - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Reshevsky,S 1-0
Byrne,D - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Evans,L ½-½
Mednis,E - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Bisguier,A 1-0
Byrne,R - Fischer,R ½-½

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Won (+6=5)
1959 Mar Del Plata

Games(round order)

Fischer,R - Emma,J ½-½
Sanchez,L - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Pachman,L 0-1
Souza Mendes,J - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Letelier Martner,R 0-1
Redolfi,A - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Shocron,L 1-0
Najdorf,M - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Sanguinetti,R 1-0
Pilnik,H - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Rossetto,H 1-0
Wexler,B - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Bolbochan,J 1-0
Ivkov,B - Fischer,R ½-½

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3rd equal (+8=4-2) after Najdorf and Pachman
Zurich

Games (round order)

Walther,E - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Bhend,E 1-0
Olafsson,F - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Kupper,J 1-0
Blau,M - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Larsen,B ½-½
Duckstein,A - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Unzicker,W 1-0
Barcza,G - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Nievergelt,E 1-0
Gligoric,S - Fischer,R 1-0
Fischer,R - Keres,P 1-0
Donner,J - Fischer 0-1
Fischer,R - Keller,D 0-1
Tal,M - Fischer,R ½-½

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3rd equal with Keres after Tal, and Gligoric 

+8=5-2

Candidates tournament, Bled /Zagreb / Belgrade


 
5th place with Gligoric after Tal, Keres, Petrosian and Smyslov

(+8=9-11)

US Championship (1959/60)

Games (round order)

Fischer,R - Bisguier,A 1-0
Byrne,R - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Weinstein,R ½-½
Denker,A - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Ault,R 1-0
Sherwin,J - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Seidman,H 1-0
Fischer,R - Bernstein,S 1-0
Mednis,E - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Benko,P 1-0
Reshevsky,S - Fischer,R ½-½

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1st (+7=4)
1960 Mar del Plata

Implications and Drama

Fischer won the tournament sharing 1st prize with Spassky, losing only to Spassky. There had been a closely fought race between Spassky and Fischer. Fischer caught up with Spassky in the last round, when Spassky was held to a draw by Wexler.

Games (round order)

Wexler,B - Fischer,R 0-1
Spassky,B - Fischer,R 1-0
Fischer,R - Gadia,O 1-0
Saadi,J - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Eliskases,E 1-0
Foguelman,A - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Olafsson,F 1-0
Bazan,O - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Bielicki,C 1-0
Redolfi,A - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Incutto,C 1-0
Bronstein,D - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Alvarez,J 1-0
Letelier Martner,R - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Marini,L 1-0

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1-2 (+13=1-1)
with Boris Spassky
Buenos Aires

Implications

A bad tournament for Fischer, but one where valuable experience was gained.

Games (round order)

Fischer,R - Foguelman,A ½-½
Szabo,L - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Rossetto,H 1-0
Fischer,R - Ivkov,B ½-½
Eliskases,E - Fischer,R 1-0
Fischer,R - Pachman,L ½-½
Wexler,B - Fischer,R 1-0
Fischer,R - Uhlmann,W 0-1
Taimanov,M - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Reshevsky,S ½-½
Unzicker,W - Fischer,R 1-0
Fischer,R - Olafsson,F ½-½
Evans,L - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Kortchnoi,V ½-½
Guimard,C - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Bazan,O ½-½
Gligoric,S - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Wade,R 1-0
Benko,P - Fischer,R 1-0

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14th (+3=11-5)
Reykjavik 1st (+3=1)
Olympiad, Leipzig Bd 1 (+10=6-2)
One exhibition game against Darga (+1)
US Championship (1960/61)

Games (round order)

Fischer,R - Weinstein,R 1-0
Lombardy,W - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Kalme,C ½-½
Reshevsky,S - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Berliner,H 1-0
Fischer,R - Seidman,H 1-0
Byrne,R - Fischer,R ½-½
Fischer,R - Sherwin,J 1-0
Saidy,A - Fischer,R 0-1
Fischer,R - Benko,P ½-½
Bisguier,A - Fischer,R 0-1


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