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Samuel Reshevsky vs Robert James Fischer
Blindfold simul, 10b (1957), Manhattan CC, New York, NY USA, Jun-13
King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation. General (E91)  ·  0-1


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Apr-16-09  JaneEyre: A portent of things to come.
Apr-16-09  Riverbeast: I heard this was Bobby playing in this simul in disguise...he was wearing glasses with the fake big nose and mustache.

When they asked if he was Bobby, he said "Naaah...My name's Jespa"!

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  TheFocus: Actually, this was an exhibition where Reshevsky played blindfold 10 seconds a move against ten players who had sight of the board. Reshevsky won 6 and lost 4. This was the first game between Reshevsky and Fischer, played before the Rosenwald Tournament.
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  TheFocus: Actually, <TheFocus>, it was played after the Rosenwald Tournament.
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  Benzol: So this is really Bobby not Jesper Fischer ?
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  Petrosianic: <Actually, <TheFocus>, it was played after the Rosenwald Tournament.>

Well, after Rosenwald '56, before Rosenwald '57. But not their first game together, no.

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  TheFocus: Right. Reshevsky won their first game in Rosenwald Cup '56, then Fischer beat him in this game, before RC '57.

Would you believe this was my very first post?

And I made a mistake in it?

Some Fischer expert I turned out to be.

<Benzol> It's Bobby.

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  Petrosianic: Opening night jitters. Still not as bad as Petrosian in that first game with Botvinnik.

Speaking of Rosenwald, I've never heard the circumstances behind how the US Championship ceased to be a Lessing J. Rosenwald tournament. It wasn't his death. Rosenwald lived until 1979, but the last "US Championship and Lessing J. Rosenwald Tournament" was in 1969.

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  TheFocus: I never heard either.

Maybe he no longer sponsored the tournament?

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