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
| page 1 of 1; 13 games
|1. J Sherwin vs A Turner
|| ||1-0||41||1957||US Championship 1957/58||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|2. A Turner vs Feuerstein
|| ||½-½||53||1957||US Championship 1957/58||A15 English|
|3. G Kramer vs A Turner
|| ||½-½||26||1957||US Championship 1957/58||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|4. A Turner vs Seidman
|| ||0-1||48||1957||US Championship 1957/58||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
|5. Mednis vs A Turner
|| ||1-0||47||1957||US Championship 1957/58||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|6. A Turner vs Reshevsky
|| ||0-1||37||1957||US Championship 1957/58||E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|7. Lombardy vs A Turner
|| ||1-0||39||1957||US Championship 1957/58||B10 Caro-Kann|
|8. A Turner vs S Bernstein
|| ||½-½||15||1957||US Championship 1957/58||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|9. A Di Camillo vs A Turner
|| ||0-1||43||1957||US Championship 1957/58||C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|10. A Turner vs Bisguier
||1-0||46||1958||US Championship 1957/58||E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation|
|11. Denker vs A Turner
|| ||1-0||71||1958||US Championship 1957/58||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. A Turner vs Berliner
|| ||½-½||74||1958||US Championship 1957/58||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|13. Fischer vs A Turner
||½-½||18||1958||US Championship 1957/58||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|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.|
|Aug-03-18|| ||FSR: <TheFocus> That's how it is with Sicilians. 44 moves - no more, no less. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...|
|Sep-22-18|| ||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|| ||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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