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🏆 US Championship 1957/58 Chess Event Description
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 ... [more]

Player: Arthur Bisguier

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mednis vs Bisguier ½-½401957US Championship 1957/58C59 Two Knights
2. Bisguier vs Lombardy 1-0211957US Championship 1957/58A46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Di Camillo vs Bisguier  ½-½201957US Championship 1957/58B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
4. Bisguier vs Denker  0-1321957US Championship 1957/58E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
5. Fischer vs Bisguier 1-0411957US Championship 1957/58C16 French, Winawer
6. Bisguier vs Feuerstein  1-0401957US Championship 1957/58E70 King's Indian
7. Seidman vs Bisguier  1-0331957US Championship 1957/58C45 Scotch Game
8. Bisguier vs Reshevsky 0-1351957US Championship 1957/58B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
9. S Bernstein vs Bisguier  0-1411957US Championship 1957/58C55 Two Knights Defense
10. A Turner vs Bisguier 1-0461958US Championship 1957/58E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
11. Bisguier vs Berliner 0-1401958US Championship 1957/58A48 King's Indian
12. J Sherwin vs Bisguier  1-0391958US Championship 1957/58C74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
13. Bisguier vs G Kramer  1-0421958US Championship 1957/58B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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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  TheFocus: Wow! I once played a Sicilian and it drew in 44 moves.
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  FSR: <TheFocus> That's how it is with Sicilians. 44 moves - no more, no less.
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  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, 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  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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