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Third Rosenwald Trophy Tournament

Samuel Reshevsky9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Arthur Bisguier7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Edmar J Mednis6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Arthur Feuerstein6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Donald Byrne5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Sidney Norman Bernstein5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Abe Turner5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Herbert Seidman4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Robert James Fischer4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Eliot Sanford Hearst4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Max Pavey4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
George Shainswit3/11(+1 -6 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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".

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Reshevsky * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 2 Bisguier 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 3 Mednis 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 6 4 Feuerstein 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 5 Byrne 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 6 Bernstein 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 5 7 Turner 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 5 8 Seidman 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 1 4 9 Fischer 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 4 10 Hearst 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 4 11 Pavey 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 4 12 Shainswit 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: Third L. J. Rosenwald Trophy Tournament, 1956, by User: Resignation Trap.

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Pavey vs Seidman  ½-½331956Third Rosenwald TrophyB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. E Hearst vs S Bernstein  ½-½921956Third Rosenwald TrophyD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Bisguier vs Feuerstein ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
4. Fischer vs S Bernstein ½-½561956Third Rosenwald TrophyC70 Ruy Lopez
5. M Pavey vs Mednis  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyE60 King's Indian Defense
6. Feuerstein vs Fischer ½-½311956Third Rosenwald TrophyE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
7. E Hearst vs Mednis ½-½411956Third Rosenwald TrophyB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. Mednis vs Bisguier  ½-½381956Third Rosenwald TrophyB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. M Pavey vs Shainswit  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyC11 French
10. Shainswit vs A Turner  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
11. Bisguier vs D Byrne  ½-½391956Third Rosenwald TrophyB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
12. Fischer vs Mednis ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. Reshevsky vs Feuerstein  ½-½251956Third Rosenwald TrophyA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
14. Seidman vs Reshevsky  ½-½311956Third Rosenwald TrophyB71 Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation
15. Fischer vs M Pavey ½-½351956Third Rosenwald TrophyB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. Mednis vs Seidman  ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. E Hearst vs Bisguier  ½-½371956Third Rosenwald TrophyC77 Ruy Lopez
18. Shainswit vs Fischer ½-½271956Third Rosenwald TrophyE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. S Bernstein vs Shainswit  ½-½401956Third Rosenwald TrophyB20 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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">

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-...

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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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