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Third Rosenwald Trophy Tournament

Samuel Reshevsky9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Arthur Bisguier7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Edmar J Mednis6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Arthur Feuerstein6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Donald Byrne5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Sidney Norman Bernstein5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Abe Turner5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Herbert Seidman4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Robert James Fischer4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Eliot Sanford Hearst4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Max Pavey4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
George Shainswit3/11(+1 -6 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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. 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 1 Reshevsky * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 2 Bisguier 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 Mednis 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 6 4 Feuerstein 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 5 Byrne 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 6 Bernstein 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 5 7 Turner 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 5 8 Seidman 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 1 4 9 Fischer 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 4 10 Hearst 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 4 11 Pavey 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 4 12 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 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. E Hearst vs Mednis ½-½411956Third Rosenwald TrophyB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
27. Shainswit vs D Byrne  0-1381956Third Rosenwald TrophyB72 Sicilian, Dragon
28. S Bernstein vs Feuerstein  0-1561956Third Rosenwald TrophyB20 Sicilian
29. Bisguier vs Reshevsky  0-1331956Third Rosenwald TrophyC78 Ruy Lopez
30. M Pavey vs A Turner  0-1411956Third Rosenwald TrophyD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
31. A Turner vs Feuerstein  1-0251956Third Rosenwald TrophyE92 King's Indian
32. M Pavey vs Shainswit  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyC11 French
33. D Byrne vs E Hearst  1-0371956Third Rosenwald TrophyA15 English
34. Mednis vs Bisguier  ½-½381956Third Rosenwald TrophyB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
35. Reshevsky vs Fischer 1-0311956Third Rosenwald TrophyE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
36. Seidman vs S Bernstein 0-1211956Third Rosenwald TrophyB01 Scandinavian
37. E Hearst vs M Pavey  0-1561956Third Rosenwald TrophyB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
38. Fischer vs Mednis ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
39. Feuerstein vs Seidman  1-0721956Third Rosenwald TrophyA07 King's Indian Attack
40. Shainswit vs A Turner  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
41. S Bernstein vs Reshevsky  0-1351956Third Rosenwald TrophyB20 Sicilian
42. Bisguier vs D Byrne  ½-½391956Third Rosenwald TrophyB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
43. A Turner vs Seidman 0-1441956Third Rosenwald TrophyA15 English
44. Reshevsky vs Feuerstein  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
45. M Pavey vs Bisguier 0-1291956Third Rosenwald TrophyE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
46. Shainswit vs E Hearst  0-1721956Third Rosenwald TrophyE75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
47. Mednis vs S Bernstein  1-0361956Third Rosenwald TrophyA21 English
48. D Byrne vs Fischer 0-1411956Third Rosenwald TrophyD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
49. E Hearst vs A Turner 0-1301956Third Rosenwald TrophyC47 Four Knights
50. Feuerstein vs Mednis 0-1431956Third Rosenwald TrophyA05 Reti Opening
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
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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!
Sep-21-14  Mudphudder: Was this tournament played at the Marshall Chess Club, NYC?
Jan-27-15  Susan 707: I love the ending moves
Apr-09-16  Captain Hindsight: <1956: "America Peaked Back Then And We've Been In Decline Ever Since">

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-...

Nov-04-19  chessrookstwo: Was a classic game, booby style 👍
Nov-04-19  ughaibu: <Was a classic game, booby style>

As far as your one-liners go, this is easily the best, but which game are you referring to?

Nov-05-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <WannaBe: From reading "End Game", by Brady, I never realize/knew that the <Game of the Century> was 'merely' a local tournament.>

In <Profile of a Prodigy>, Brady describes it (IIRC) as the unofficial U.S. championship, which looks about right when you see who was playing.

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