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🏆 US Championship 1957/58

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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: Abe Turner

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Sherwin vs A Turner  1-0411957US Championship 1957/58C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. A Turner vs Feuerstein  ½-½531957US Championship 1957/58A15 English
3. G Kramer vs A Turner  ½-½261957US Championship 1957/58C30 King's Gambit Declined
4. A Turner vs Seidman  0-1481957US Championship 1957/58E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
5. Mednis vs A Turner  1-0471957US Championship 1957/58C77 Ruy Lopez
6. A Turner vs Reshevsky  0-1371957US Championship 1957/58E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. Lombardy vs A Turner  1-0391957US Championship 1957/58B10 Caro-Kann
8. A Turner vs S Bernstein  ½-½151957US Championship 1957/58A34 English, Symmetrical
9. A Di Camillo vs A Turner  0-1431957US Championship 1957/58C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
10. A Turner vs Bisguier 1-0461958US Championship 1957/58E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
11. Denker vs A Turner  1-0711958US Championship 1957/58D00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Turner vs Berliner  ½-½741958US Championship 1957/58D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Fischer vs A Turner ½-½181958US Championship 1957/58A07 King's Indian Attack
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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
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  TheFocus: Wow! I once played a Sicilian and it drew in 44 moves.
Aug-03-18
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  FSR: <TheFocus> That's how it is with Sicilians. 44 moves - no more, no less. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...
Sep-22-18
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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 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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