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US Championship 1958/59
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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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 8/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 1

2nd Reshevsky 7/11 0 * 1 1 1 1 1

3rd Sherwin 6/11 0 0 * 1 1 1 1

=4th Byrne, D 6/11 0 * 1 0 1 1

=4th Lombardy 6/11 0 0 * 1 1 1

=4th Bisguier 6/11 0 1 * 0 1 1

=4th Evans 6/11 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 1

8th Benko 5/11 0 0 0 * 1 1 1

=9th Byrne, R 4/11 0 0 0 0 * 1

=9th Kalme 4/11 0 0 0 *

=11th Mednis 3/11 0 0 0 0 0 *

=11th Weinstein 3/11 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One
Benko vs Larry Evans, 1958
(A36) English, 38 moves, 0-1

D Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1958
(A16) English, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs C Kalme, 1958
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lombardy vs Fischer, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mednis vs R Weinstein, 1958
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sherwin vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two
Bisguier vs Benko, 1958
(A48) King's Indian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larry Evans vs D Byrne, 1958
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs C Kalme, 1958 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 57 moves, 1-0

Lombardy vs J Sherwin, 1958
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reshevsky vs Mednis, 1958
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Weinstein vs Robert E Byrne, 1958
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three
Benko vs Lombardy, 1958 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

D Byrne vs Bisguier, 1958
(A14) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1958
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

C Kalme vs R Weinstein, 1958
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mednis vs Larry Evans, 1958
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 29 moves, 0-1

J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1958 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 72 moves, 0-1

Round Four
Bisguier vs Mednis, 1958
(E70) King's Indian, 88 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans vs Robert E Byrne, 1958
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 36 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Lombardy vs D Byrne, 1958 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs C Kalme, 1958
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 34 moves, 1-0

J Sherwin vs Benko, 1958
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 33 moves, 1-0

Round Five
Benko vs Fischer, 1958 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Byrne vs J Sherwin, 1958
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Robert E Byrne vs Bisguier, 1958
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

C Kalme vs Larry Evans, 1958
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mednis vs Lombardy, 1958
(B32) Sicilian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Weinstein vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Round Six
Benko vs D Byrne, 1958 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bisguier vs C Kalme, 1958
(C49) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans vs R Weinstein, 1958
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Lombardy vs Robert E Byrne, 1958
(B56) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Sherwin vs Mednis, 1958
(A84) Dutch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1958 
(A16) English, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs J Sherwin, 1958
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 73 moves, 0-1

C Kalme vs Lombardy, 1958 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mednis vs Benko, 1958
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs Larry Evans, 1958
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

R Weinstein vs Bisguier, 1958
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight
Benko vs Robert E Byrne, 1958
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1-0

Bisguier vs Reshevsky, 1958
(A48) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Byrne vs Mednis, 1958
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs Larry Evans, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lombardy vs R Weinstein, 1958 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

J Sherwin vs C Kalme, 1958
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
Robert E Byrne vs D Byrne, 1958 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 53 moves, 0-1

Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

C Kalme vs Benko, 1958 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mednis vs Fischer, 1958 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 37 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1958 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

R Weinstein vs J Sherwin, 1958
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Ten
Benko vs R Weinstein, 1959
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 54 moves, 1-0

D Byrne vs C Kalme, 1959
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 86 moves, 1-0

Lombardy vs Larry Evans, 1959 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Mednis vs Robert E Byrne, 1959
(B58) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

J Sherwin vs Reshevsky, 1959
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 37 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven
Bisguier vs Lombardy, 1959
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1959 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larry Evans vs J Sherwin, 1959
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 42 moves, 0-1

C Kalme vs Mednis, 1959
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reshevsky vs Benko, 1959 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Weinstein vs D Byrne, 1959
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

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