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Third Rosenwald Trophy Tournament

Samuel Reshevsky9/11(+8 -1 =2)[view games]
Arthur Bisguier7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Edmar J Mednis6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[view games]
Arthur Feuerstein6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Sidney Norman Bernstein5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[view games]
Donald Byrne5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Abe Turner5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Herbert Seidman4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[view games]
Eliot Sanford Hearst4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[view games]
Robert James Fischer4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[view games]
Max Pavey4/11(+2 -5 =4)[view games]
George Shainswit3/11(+1 -6 =4)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
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. http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pimage?4... . 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 Total 1 Samuel Reshevsky * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 2 Arthur Bisguier 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 Edmar J Mednis 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 6 4 Arthur Feuerstein 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 5 Donald Byrne 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 6 Sidney Norman Bernstein 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 5 7 Abe Turner 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 5 8 Herbert Seidman 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 1 4 9 Robert James Fischer 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 4 10 Eliot Sanford Hearst 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 4 11 Max Pavey 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 4 12 George 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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. D Byrne vs Reshevsky 1-040 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
2. E Hearst vs S Bernstein  ½-½92 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Bisguier vs Fischer 1-033 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyE78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3
4. Mednis vs A Turner  1-079 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
5. Shainswit vs Feuerstein 0-129 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyA68 Benoni, Four Pawns Attack
6. M Pavey vs Seidman  ½-½33 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyB03 Alekhine's Defense
7. Feuerstein vs E Hearst  1-039 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Reshevsky vs M Pavey 1-026 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyC00 French Defense
9. A Turner vs Fischer 1-050 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. Seidman vs Shainswit 1-014 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyC01 French, Exchange
11. Mednis vs D Byrne 1-027 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
12. S Bernstein vs Bisguier  1-042 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. E Hearst vs Seidman  1-057 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyC42 Petrov Defense
14. Fischer vs S Bernstein ½-½56 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyC70 Ruy Lopez
15. Bisguier vs Feuerstein ½-½40 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
16. D Byrne vs A Turner  1-046 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. M Pavey vs Mednis  ½-½25 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyE60 King's Indian Defense
18. Shainswit vs Reshevsky  0-140 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyA36 English
19. A Turner vs S Bernstein  1-077 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. Seidman vs Bisguier  0-133 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyB24 Sicilian, Closed
21. D Byrne vs M Pavey  0-141 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
22. Reshevsky vs E Hearst  1-037 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. Mednis vs Shainswit  0-129 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
24. Feuerstein vs Fischer ½-½31 1956 Third Rosenwald TrophyE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. Fischer vs Seidman 1-039 1956 Third 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!
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