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US Championship 1957/58 Tournament

Robert James Fischer10.5/13(+8 -0 =5)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky9.5/13(+8 -2 =3)[games]
James T Sherwin9/13(+7 -2 =4)[games]
William James Lombardy7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Hans Berliner7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Arthur Feuerstein6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Arnold Denker6.5/13(+5 -5 =3)[games]
Edmar J Mednis6.5/13(+3 -3 =7)[games]
Herbert Seidman6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Sidney Norman Bernstein5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Arthur Bisguier5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Abe Turner4.5/13(+2 -6 =5)[games]
Attilio Di Camillo4.5/13(+3 -7 =3)[games]
George Mortimer Kramer3/13(+2 -9 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
US Championship 1957/58

The 10th United States Chess Championship tournament was held in New York City at the end of the year 1957. Fourteen of the US' strongest masters and grandmasters were invited to compete. Among the participants was a veritable who's who of former American champions, including Samuel Reshevsky, Arthur Bisguier, and Arnold Denker. Filling out the rest of the field was a number of players from the prestigious Third Rosenwald Trophy (1956), including a fourteen year old prodigy named Bobby Fischer. Fischer was already gaining recognition from several brilliant wins as the next generation of American chess grandmastery. However, the next generation had already arrived as Fischer dominated this, his inaugural championship, scoring wins against over half the field and finishing with 10/13, a full point over seven-time former American champion Reshevsky. He became the youngest person ever to win the US crown, and the following year would become the youngest person to become a grandmaster. It was the beginning of a career that would culminate in Fischer becoming world champion and earning a place as one of the greatest players in history.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1st Fischer * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 2nd Reshevsky * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 3rd Sherwin 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 4th Lombardy 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 7 5th Berliner 0 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 7 =6th Feuerstein 0 0 1 1 * 1 1 0 0 6 =6th Denker 0 0 1 0 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 6 =6th Mednis 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 6 9th Seidman 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 0 0 6 =10th Bernstein 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 5 =10th Bisguier 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 5 =12th Turner 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 4 =12th Di Camillo 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 * 1 4 14th Kramer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 * 3

The US Championship (1958/59) was the 11th championship for this crown.

Original collection: Game Collection: US Championship 1957/58, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 38  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Fischer vs Feuerstein 1-0441957US Championship 1957/58A07 King's Indian Attack
2. J Sherwin vs A Turner  1-0411957US Championship 1957/58C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
3. Lombardy vs S Bernstein 1-0351957US Championship 1957/58A56 Benoni Defense
4. Bisguier vs Lombardy 1-0211957US Championship 1957/58A46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J Sherwin vs G Kramer  1-0611957US Championship 1957/58C79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. S Bernstein vs A Di Camillo  1-0561957US Championship 1957/58C47 Four Knights
7. Reshevsky vs Denker 1-0431957US Championship 1957/58A04 Reti Opening
8. Feuerstein vs Seidman  1-0281957US Championship 1957/58A07 King's Indian Attack
9. Berliner vs A Di Camillo  1-0611957US Championship 1957/58E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. Reshevsky vs Feuerstein 1-0261957US Championship 1957/58A05 Reti Opening
11. Lombardy vs G Kramer 1-0241957US Championship 1957/58A08 King's Indian Attack
12. Denker vs Berliner  1-0351957US Championship 1957/58A46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Mednis vs A Turner  1-0471957US Championship 1957/58C77 Ruy Lopez
14. Fischer vs Bisguier 1-0411957US Championship 1957/58C16 French, Winawer
15. Bisguier vs Feuerstein  1-0401957US Championship 1957/58E70 King's Indian
16. J Sherwin vs Denker  1-0411957US Championship 1957/58E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
17. S Bernstein vs Seidman  1-0411957US Championship 1957/58B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. Lombardy vs A Turner  1-0391957US Championship 1957/58B10 Caro-Kann
19. Seidman vs Bisguier  1-0331957US Championship 1957/58C45 Scotch Game
20. Feuerstein vs Berliner  1-0451957US Championship 1957/58E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
21. Denker vs G Kramer  1-0551957US Championship 1957/58A48 King's Indian
22. Fischer vs J Sherwin 1-0361957US Championship 1957/58B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. Lombardy vs A Di Camillo  1-0331957US Championship 1957/58A71 Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5
24. Fischer vs Mednis 1-0391957US Championship 1957/58B07 Pirc
25. Reshevsky vs Berliner  1-0411957US Championship 1957/58D27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-14-16  chessgamer2000: just noticed something.Fischer's. game with Feuerstein (a sicilian) with Bobby playing white took 44 moves.his game with Bernstein (a sicilian)with Bobby as black took 44 moves.they were different variations though
Jan-14-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Wow! I once played a Sicilian and it drew in 44 moves.
Aug-03-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <TheFocus> That's how it is with Sicilians. 44 moves - no more, no less. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
Sep-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Note that Fischer was NOT a GM when he won this tournament.

Can you imagine a non-GM winning a US Championship today?

Of course, the GM title is more common nowadays. In this tournament, maybe Samuel Reshevsky was the only GM? Let's see...

According to cg.com, here are the players' titles:

James T Sherwin unknown (IM in 1958)
William James Lombardy IM 1957
Hans Berliner unknown (IM in 1968)
Arthur Feuerstein none
Arnold Denker IM 1950
Edmar J Mednis unknown (GM in 1980)
Herbert Seidman U.S. Senior Master
Sidney Norman Bernstein none
Arthur Bisguier GM 1957
Abe Turner none
Attilio Di Camillo none
George Mortimer Kramer none

So, two GMs, two future GMs, two IMs, and two future IMs, and one SM

Not bad, but weak by today's standard.

Sep-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <tga> <So, two GMs, two future GMs, two IMs, and two future IMs, and one SM>

And not to be overlooked, but William Lombardy was the Junior World Champion at the time.

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