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Third L. J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament, 1956
Compiled by Resignation Trap
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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.

Round One, Game One - October 7, 1956
Mednis vs A Turner, 1956
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 79 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game Two - Just Too Promising
D Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1956 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 40 moves, 1-0

Round One, Game Four
Shainswit vs Feuerstein, 1956 
(A68) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Round One, Game Five
E Hearst vs S Bernstein, 1956
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 92 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round One, Game Six
Bisguier vs Fischer, 1956 
(E78) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game Seven, October 8, 1956
A Turner vs Fischer, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game Eight
S Bernstein vs Bisguier, 1956
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game Nine
Feuerstein vs E Hearst, 1956
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game Ten
Seidman vs Shainswit, 1956 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game Eleven - A Fateful Exchange
Reshevsky vs M Pavey, 1956 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Round Two, Game Twelve - Encouragement for Dragonites
Mednis vs D Byrne, 1956 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game 13 - October 9, 1956
D Byrne vs A Turner, 1956
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game 14
M Pavey vs Mednis, 1956
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game 15
Shainswit vs Reshevsky, 1956
(A36) English, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Three, Game 16
E Hearst vs Seidman, 1956
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Three, Game 17
Bisguier vs Feuerstein, 1956 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three, Game 18
Fischer vs S Bernstein, 1956 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game 20
Feuerstein vs Fischer, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four, Game 21
Reshevsky vs E Hearst, 1956
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Four, Game 22
Mednis vs Shainswit, 1956
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 29 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game 23
Seidman vs Bisguier, 1956
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Four, Game 24
D Byrne vs M Pavey, 1956
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game 25 - October 14, 1956
M Pavey vs A Turner, 1956
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game 26
Shainswit vs D Byrne, 1956
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 38 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game 27 - The Zero-Zero Score
E Hearst vs Mednis, 1956 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five, Game 28
Bisguier vs Reshevsky, 1956
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Round Five, Game 29
Fischer vs Seidman, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Round Five, Game 30
S Bernstein vs Feuerstein, 1956
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game 31 - October 15, 1956
A Turner vs Feuerstein, 1956
(E92) King's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game 32
Seidman vs S Bernstein, 1956
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 0-1

Round Six, Game 33
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game 34
Mednis vs Bisguier, 1956
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, Game 35
D Byrne vs E Hearst, 1956
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Round Six, Game 36
M Pavey vs Shainswit, 1956
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game 37 - October 16, 1956
Shainswit vs A Turner, 1956
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game 38
E Hearst vs M Pavey, 1956
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game 39
Bisguier vs D Byrne, 1956
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game 40
Fischer vs Mednis, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven, Game 41
S Bernstein vs Reshevsky, 1956
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, Game 42
Feuerstein vs Seidman, 1956
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 72 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game 43 - Seidman's Bad Luck - October 17, 1956
A Turner vs Seidman, 1956 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 44 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game 44
Reshevsky vs Feuerstein, 1956
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight, Game 45
Mednis vs S Bernstein, 1956
(A21) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Eight, Game 46 - Game of the Century
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game 47
M Pavey vs Bisguier, 1956 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 29 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, Game 48
Shainswit vs E Hearst, 1956
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game 49 - October 21, 1956
E Hearst vs A Turner, 1956 
(C47) Four Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game 50
Bisguier vs Shainswit, 1956 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game 51
Fischer vs M Pavey, 1956 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine, game 52
S Bernstein vs D Byrne, 1956
(B20) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Nine, Game 53
Feuerstein vs Mednis, 1956 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, Game 54
Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1956
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game 55 - The Clincher - October 22, 1956
A Turner vs Reshevsky, 1956 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game 56
Mednis vs Seidman, 1956
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tragic Error (Round Ten, Game 58)
M Pavey vs S Bernstein, 1956 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, Game 59
Shainswit vs Fischer, 1956 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten, Game 60
E Hearst vs Bisguier, 1956
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game 61, October 24, 1956
Bisguier vs A Turner, 1956
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 46 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game 62
Fischer vs E Hearst, 1956 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, Game 63
S Bernstein vs Shainswit, 1956
(B20) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eleven, Game 64
Feuerstein vs M Pavey, 1956
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game 65
Seidman vs D Byrne, 1956
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven, Game 66 - Some Fun
Reshevsky vs Mednis, 1956 
(A28) English, 35 moves, 1-0

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