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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 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. Seidman vs Reshevsky  ½-½311956Third Rosenwald TrophyB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
52. Bisguier vs Shainswit 1-0301956Third Rosenwald TrophyB12 Caro-Kann Defense
53. Fischer vs M Pavey ½-½351956Third Rosenwald TrophyB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
54. S Bernstein vs D Byrne  1-0571956Third Rosenwald TrophyB20 Sicilian
55. M Pavey vs S Bernstein 0-1401956Third Rosenwald TrophyD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
56. D Byrne vs Feuerstein 1-0401956Third Rosenwald TrophyE61 King's Indian
57. Mednis vs Seidman  ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
58. A Turner vs Reshevsky 0-1431956Third Rosenwald TrophyE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
59. Shainswit vs Fischer ½-½271956Third Rosenwald TrophyE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
60. E Hearst vs Bisguier  ½-½371956Third Rosenwald TrophyC77 Ruy Lopez
61. Fischer vs E Hearst 0-1401956Third Rosenwald TrophyC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
62. Feuerstein vs M Pavey  1-0441956Third Rosenwald TrophyA07 King's Indian Attack
63. Seidman vs D Byrne 1-0501956Third Rosenwald TrophyB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
64. Reshevsky vs Mednis 1-0351956Third Rosenwald TrophyA28 English
65. Bisguier vs A Turner  1-0461956Third Rosenwald TrophyE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
66. S Bernstein vs Shainswit  ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyB20 Sicilian
 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 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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