Game of the Century Part 2 - Bobby's Original Notes

Game of the Century Part 2 - Bobby's Original Notes

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Mar 27, 2010, 1:55 PM |
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CHESS REVIEW DECEMBER 1956 - full cover photo

The Third Lessing J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament proved thoroughly memorable. Donald Byrne's first round upset in a superbly played game against Reshevsky helped young Arthur Feuerstein to an early lead. Even so, Reshevsky clinched first with a round to spare. USCF Champion Arthur Bisguier crowded Feuerstein to third, with another youngster, Edmar Mednis fourth. Space forbids more here except - don't miss the first game below!

ONE OF THE GREATEST

Robert J. Fischer, the prodigious U.S. Junior Champion, a full-fledged master at thirteen, fashioned this sparkling gem against one of the country's top players, Senior Master Donald Byrne, former U. S. Open Champion. "Bobby's" quick appreciation of tactical possibilities, exemplified by Queen, exchange, and Knight sacrifices, has drawn the highest praise from the critics. It certainly seems safe to say that the game is one of the greatest ever produced by a boy of thirteen - including those by Morphy, Capablanca, and Reshevsky!

Bobby's notes (written in collaboration with the Editor) represent his first effort in this field. They are pungent and concise and afford interesting data on his understanding and approach to chess.

This one is for the books! (-Kmoch)

 

 

 

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