|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".
Original collection: Game Collection: Third L. J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament, 1956, by User: Resignation Trap.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2
1 Reshevsky * 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 9
2 Bisguier 0 * ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 7
3 Mednis 0 ½ * 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 6½
4 Feuerstein ½ ½ 0 * 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 6½
5 Byrne 1 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5½
6 Bernstein 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 5½
7 Turner 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 ½ 5½
8 Seidman ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 ½ 1 4½
9 Fischer 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 * 0 ½ ½ 4½
10 Hearst 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 * 0 1 4½
11 Pavey 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * ½ 4
12 Shainswit 0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 3
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
|1. D Byrne vs Reshevsky
||1-0||40||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||A65 Benoni, 6.e4|
|2. E Hearst vs S Bernstein
|| ||½-½||92||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|3. Bisguier vs Fischer
||1-0||33||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||E78 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3|
|4. Mednis vs A Turner
||1-0||79||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|5. Shainswit vs Feuerstein
||0-1||29||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||A65 Benoni, 6.e4|
|6. M Pavey vs Seidman
|| ||½-½||33||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||B03 Alekhine's Defense|
|7. Feuerstein vs E Hearst
|| ||1-0||39||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|8. Reshevsky vs M Pavey
||1-0||26||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||A08 King's Indian Attack|
|9. A Turner vs Fischer
||1-0||50||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|10. Seidman vs Shainswit
||1-0||14||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||C01 French, Exchange|
|11. Mednis vs D Byrne
||1-0||27||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack|
|12. S Bernstein vs Bisguier
|| ||1-0||42||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|13. E Hearst vs Seidman
|| ||1-0||57||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||C42 Petrov Defense|
|14. Fischer vs S Bernstein
||½-½||56||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||C70 Ruy Lopez|
|15. Bisguier vs Feuerstein
||½-½||40||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|16. D Byrne vs A Turner
|| ||1-0||46||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|17. M Pavey vs Mednis
|| ||½-½||25||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|18. Shainswit vs Reshevsky
|| ||0-1||40||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||A34 English, Symmetrical|
|19. A Turner vs S Bernstein
|| ||1-0||77||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|20. Seidman vs Bisguier
|| ||0-1||33||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|21. D Byrne vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||41||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3|
|22. Reshevsky vs E Hearst
|| ||1-0||37||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||E29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|23. Mednis vs Shainswit
|| ||0-1||29||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|24. Feuerstein vs Fischer
||½-½||31||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|25. Fischer vs Seidman
||1-0||39||1956||Third Rosenwald Trophy||A07 King's Indian Attack|
| page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66
|Jun-13-13|| ||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|| ||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">|
|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|| ||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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