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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
US Championship 1958/59 Tournament

Robert James Fischer8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[view games]
Samuel Reshevsky7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[view games]
James T Sherwin6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[view games]
Larry Melvyn Evans6/11(+5 -4 =2)[view games]
William James Lombardy6/11(+3 -2 =6)[view games]
Donald Byrne6/11(+3 -2 =6)[view games]
Arthur Bisguier6/11(+3 -2 =6)[view games]
Pal Benko5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[view games]
Robert Eugene Byrne4/11(+1 -4 =6)[view games]
Charles I Kalme4/11(+0 -3 =8)[view games]
Raymond Allen Weinstein3/11(+0 -5 =6)[view games]
Edmar J Mednis3/11(+0 -5 =6)[view games]

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US Championship 1958/59
The 11th United States Chess Championship tournament was held in New York City at the end of the year 1958. Twelve of the US's best masters and grandmasters were invited to compete. Among the participants was a veritable who's who of former American champions, including Bobby Fischer, Samuel Reshevsky, Arthur Bisguier, and Larry Evans. It was Fischer's second consecutive US championship and his second consecutive American crown as he once again dominated, this time going undefeated with a final score of 8/11.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Fischer 8.5/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 2nd Reshevsky 7.5/11 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 3rd Sherwin 6.5/11 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 =4th Byrne, D 6.0/11 0 * 1 0 1 1 =4th Lombardy 6.0/11 0 0 * 1 1 1 =4th Bisguier 6.0/11 0 1 * 0 1 1 =4th Evans 6.0/11 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 8th Benko 5.5/11 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 =9th Byrne, R 4.0/11 0 0 0 0 * 1 =9th Kalme 4.0/11 0 0 0 * =11th Mednis 3.0/11 0 0 0 0 0 * =11th Weinstein 3.0/11 0 0 0 0 0 *

The US Championship 1957/58 (1957) was the 10th championship for this crown.

Original collection: Game Collection: US Championship 1958/59, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs Reshevsky 1-042 1958 US Championship 1958/59B32 Sicilian
2. R Byrne vs Bisguier  ½-½16 1958 US Championship 1958/59D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. J Sherwin vs Benko  1-033 1958 US Championship 1958/59B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
4. Reshevsky vs C Kalme  1-034 1958 US Championship 1958/59E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
5. Lombardy vs D Byrne 0-156 1958 US Championship 1958/59B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. Larry Evans vs R Byrne  1-036 1958 US Championship 1958/59D97 Grunfeld, Russian
7. Bisguier vs Mednis  1-088 1958 US Championship 1958/59E70 King's Indian
8. Mednis vs Larry Evans  0-129 1958 US Championship 1958/59B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
9. C Kalme vs R Weinstein  ½-½67 1958 US Championship 1958/59A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
10. R Byrne vs Reshevsky  ½-½27 1958 US Championship 1958/59E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. Benko vs Lombardy  0-141 1958 US Championship 1958/59D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. C Kalme vs Larry Evans  ½-½51 1958 US Championship 1958/59A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
13. Mednis vs Lombardy  ½-½16 1958 US Championship 1958/59B32 Sicilian
14. J Sherwin vs Mednis  ½-½41 1958 US Championship 1958/59A84 Dutch
15. Lombardy vs R Byrne  ½-½37 1958 US Championship 1958/59B56 Sicilian
16. Larry Evans vs R Weinstein  1-038 1958 US Championship 1958/59D24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. Fischer vs R Weinstein 1-058 1958 US Championship 1958/59B88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. Benko vs Fischer ½-½29 1958 US Championship 1958/59E60 King's Indian Defense
19. Bisguier vs C Kalme  1-049 1958 US Championship 1958/59C49 Four Knights
20. Benko vs D Byrne ½-½73 1958 US Championship 1958/59D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
21. D Byrne vs J Sherwin  0-137 1958 US Championship 1958/59A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
22. R Weinstein vs Reshevsky 0-127 1958 US Championship 1958/59E60 King's Indian Defense
23. J Sherwin vs Fischer 0-172 1958 US Championship 1958/59E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. D Byrne vs Bisguier  0-159 1958 US Championship 1958/59A14 English
25. Lombardy vs Fischer ½-½47 1958 US Championship 1958/59B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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