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Third Rosenwald Trophy Tournament

Samuel Reshevsky9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Arthur Bisguier7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Edmar J Mednis6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Arthur Feuerstein6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Donald Byrne5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Sidney Norman Bernstein5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Abe Turner5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Herbert Seidman4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Robert James Fischer4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Eliot Sanford Hearst4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Max Pavey4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
George Shainswit3/11(+1 -6 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956)
This was the third tournament of a series which was made possible through a philanthropic contribution by Lessing Julius Rosenwald.

Rosenwald was Chairman of Sears from 1932-1939 and later became a collector of rare books and art. Rosenwald's father, Julius Rosenwald, was instrumental in the education and chess career of Samuel Reshevsky.

The Rosenwald Trophy tournaments later officially became the U.S. Championship events.

Despite a first-round loss to Donald Byrne, Reshevsky clinched first place with one round to spare.

This tournament was also the first true test of skill for the 13-year old U.S. Junior Champion, Bobby Fischer. In spite of his lukewarm performance, Bobby attracted attention with his famous brilliancy D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956, "The Game of the Century".

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Reshevsky * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 2 Bisguier 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 Mednis 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 6 4 Feuerstein 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 5 Byrne 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 6 Bernstein 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 5 7 Turner 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 5 8 Seidman 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 1 4 9 Fischer 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 4 10 Hearst 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 4 11 Pavey 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 4 12 Shainswit 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: Third L. J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament, 1956, by User: Resignation Trap.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Byrne vs Reshevsky 1-0401956Third Rosenwald TrophyA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
2. E Hearst vs S Bernstein  ½-½921956Third Rosenwald TrophyD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Bisguier vs Fischer 1-0331956Third Rosenwald TrophyE78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
4. Mednis vs A Turner  1-0791956Third Rosenwald TrophyC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
5. Shainswit vs Feuerstein 0-1291956Third Rosenwald TrophyA68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
6. M Pavey vs Seidman  ½-½331956Third Rosenwald TrophyB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. Feuerstein vs E Hearst  1-0391956Third Rosenwald TrophyD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Reshevsky vs M Pavey 1-0261956Third Rosenwald TrophyA08 King's Indian Attack
9. A Turner vs Fischer 1-0501956Third Rosenwald TrophyE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. Seidman vs Shainswit 1-0141956Third Rosenwald TrophyC01 French, Exchange
11. Mednis vs D Byrne 1-0271956Third Rosenwald TrophyB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. S Bernstein vs Bisguier  1-0421956Third Rosenwald TrophyB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. E Hearst vs Seidman  1-0571956Third Rosenwald TrophyC42 Petrov Defense
14. Fischer vs S Bernstein ½-½561956Third Rosenwald TrophyC70 Ruy Lopez
15. Bisguier vs Feuerstein ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. D Byrne vs A Turner  1-0461956Third Rosenwald TrophyD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. M Pavey vs Mednis  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyE60 King's Indian Defense
18. Shainswit vs Reshevsky  0-1401956Third Rosenwald TrophyA36 English
19. A Turner vs S Bernstein  1-0771956Third Rosenwald TrophyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Seidman vs Bisguier  0-1331956Third Rosenwald TrophyB24 Sicilian, Closed
21. D Byrne vs M Pavey  0-1411956Third Rosenwald TrophyE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
22. Reshevsky vs E Hearst  1-0371956Third Rosenwald TrophyE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. Mednis vs Shainswit  0-1291956Third Rosenwald TrophyB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. Feuerstein vs Fischer ½-½311956Third Rosenwald TrophyE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. Fischer vs Seidman 1-0391956Third Rosenwald TrophyA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: From reading "End Game", by Brady, I never realize/knew that the <Game of the Century> was 'merely' a local tournament.
Jun-14-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: <WannaBe> Not only that, but one of his only two wins!
Jun-14-13  syracrophy: <PhilFeeley> And it's only this kind of extraordinary events that make this sort of tournaments worth remembering!
Sep-21-14  Mudphudder: Was this tournament played at the Marshall Chess Club, NYC?
Jan-27-15  Susan 707: I love the ending moves
Apr-09-16  Captain Hindsight: <1956: "America Peaked Back Then And We've Been In Decline Ever Since">

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-...

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