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THE AMAZING VICTORY STREAK OF BOBBY FISCHER

Jan. 13, 1964
Jan. 13, 1964

Table of Contents
Jan. 13, 1964

Cover
Table of Contents
Run For A Title
Golf
College Football
Basketball's Week
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

THE AMAZING VICTORY STREAK OF BOBBY FISCHER

Last week in Manhattan 20-year-old Chess Player Bobby Fischer won the U.S. championship for the sixth time, and the games printed below make it clear he won in one of the most awesome demonstrations in chess history. He made a clean sweep of the tournament. These diagrams show the positions as one after another of the strongest players in the U.S. resigned. A feat accomplished only once before (in 1893), the triumph was made all the more remarkable by the caliber of the opponents

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ELEVEN ILLUSTRATIONS

FIRST GAME

Edmar Mednis

Bobby Fischer

White

Black

P-K4

1

P-K4

N-KB3

2

N-QB3

B-B4

3

B-B4

P-QB3

4

N-KB3

P-Q4

5

PxP

PxP

6

B-N5ch

B-Q2

7

BxBch

QNxB

8

NxKP

Q-K2

9

P-Q4

NxN

10

0-0

0-0-0

11

B-N5

P-KR3

12

BxN

PxB

13

PxB

QxP

14

Q-R5

K-Nl

15

Q-B5

P-Q5

16

N-K4

QxP

17

QR-B1

Q-Q6

18

QR-Q1

Q-B7

19

R-Bl

Q-Q6

20

KR-Q1

Q-K7

21

NxP

P-Q6

22

N-K4

KR-K1

23

R-Q2

Q-N5

24

QxQ

NxQ

25

P-B3

N-K4

26

N-N3

R-QB1

27

RxRch

RxR

28

P-N3

R-B7

29

N-Bl

K-B2

30

K-B2

K-B3

31

K-K3

R-B8

32

N-N3

K-Q4

33

P-KR3

R-K8ch

34

K-B2

R-B8

35

N-B5

P-KR4

36

P-N3

R-KR8

37

P-B4

R-R7ch

38

K-K3

RxR

39

KxR

N-B3

10

KxP

N-N5ch

41

K-Q2

NxP

42

N-N7

K-K5

43

NxP

K-B4

44

P-N4ch

K-N3

45

N-N3

P-QR4

46

P-B5ch

K-N2

47

P-N5

N-N5

48

N-K4

N-B3

49

K-K3

P-N4

50

N-B3

P-B3

51

P-R4

P-N5

52

N-K4

PxP

53

PxP

K-B2

54

N-Q6ch

K-N2

55

N-B4

K-Bl

56

K-B4

K-N2

57

K-K4

K-B2

58

N-Q6ch

K-K2

59

P-N6

K-B3

60

N-K8ch

K-K2

61

P-N7

K-B2

62

P-B6

RESIGNS

SECOND GAME

Bobby Fischer

Larry Evans

White

Black

P-K4

1

P-K4

P-KB4

2

PxP

B-B4

3

Q-R5ch

K-Bl

4

P-Q3

N-QB3

5

B-K3

Q-K2

6

P-QB3

N-B3

7

Q-K2

P-Q4

8

BxB

QxB

9

P-KN4

P-K5

10

P-Q4

Q-Q3

11

N-QR3

N-K2

12

N-N5

Q-Ql

13

0-0-0

P-B3

14

N-QR3

P-KR4

15

P-N5

N-R2

16

P-R4

NxBP

17

QxRP

K-Nl

18

N-R3

N-Bl

19

Q-K2

NxP

20

R-Nl

N/1-N3

21

R-N3

N/B4

22

R-N4

B-K3

23

N-B2

Q-Q2

24

R-Nl

N/4-K2

25

P-B3

PxP

26

QxP

BxN

27

B-Q3

R-Bl

28

Q-K3

B-B4

29

QR-K1

R-R6

30

BxB

QxB

31

Q-K2

R-B6

32

N-K3

Q-K5

33

N-N4

QxQ

34

RxQ

R-B8ch

35

RxR

RxRch

36

RESIGNS

THIRD GAME

Robert Byrne

Bobby Fischer

White

Black

P-Q4

1

N-KB3

P-QB4

2

P-KN3

P-KN3

3

P-B3

B-N2

4

P-Q4

PxP

5

PxP

N-QB3

6

B-N2

P-K3

7

0-0

KN-K2

8

N-B3

0-0

9

P-N3

P-N3

10

B-QR3

B-QR3

11

R-Kl

Q-Q2

12

P-K4

PxP

13

NxP

KR-Q1

14

N-Q6

Q-B2

15

NxP

KxN

16

N-N5ch

K-Nl

17

NxKP

Q-Q2

18

NxB

KxN

19

P-Q5

NxP

20

B-N2ch

K-Bl

21

Q-Q2

RESIGNS

FOURTH GAME

Bobby Fischer

Arthur Bisguier

White

Black

P-K4

1

P-K4

N-KB3

2

N-QB3

B-N5

3

P-QR3

B-R4

4

N-B3

0-0

5

B-K2

R-Kl

6

P-QN4

B-N3

7

0-0

P-B3

8

P-Q3

P-KR3

9

N-QR4

B-B2

10

P-B4

P-Q4

11

Q-B2

QN-Q2

12

N-B3

PxBP

13

PxP

N-Bl

14

R-Ql

Q-K2

15

N-KR4

P-KN3

16

P-N3

P-KR4

17

B-K3

N-K3

18

P-B3

N-Q5

19

Q-N2

NxBch

20

QxN

N-R2

21

N-N2

N-N4

22

P-B5

Q-B3

23

BxN

QxB

24

N-K3

P-R5

25

K-Rl

K-N2

26

P-N4

B-K3

27

N-B5ch

K-R2

28

N-Q6

BxN

29

PxB

KR-Q1

30

R-Q2

R-Q2

31

N-R4

P-N3

32

Q-Q3

R/l-Ql

33

R-Kl

RxP

34

QxR

QxR

35

RESIGNS

FIFTH GAME

Sammv Reshevsky

Bobby Fischer

White

Black

P-QB4

1

P-QB4

N-KB3

2

N-QB3

P-Q4

3

PxP

NxP

4

N-B3

N-QB3

5

P K3

P-K3

6

P-Q4

PxP

7

PxP

B-K2

8

B-Q3

0-0

9

0-0

N-B3

10

B-KN5

P-KN3

11

B-N5

B-Q2

12

N-K5

P-QR3

13

BxQN

BxB

14

NxB

PxN

15

QR-B1

R-Nl

16

P-QN3

R-N5

17

Q-K2

P-QR4

18

B-K3

Q-Rl

19

Q-B3

K-N2

20

N-R4

N-Q4

21

N-N2

R-N4

22

N-Q3

P-R5

23

N-K5

PxP

24

PxP

Q-N2

25

NxQBP

B-R6

26

R-B4

K-Nl

27

B-R6

R-Rl

23

P-QN4

BxP

29

NxB

RxN

30

RxR

QxR

31

Q-K4

R-Kl

32

P-R4

N-B6

33

Q-B6

R-Nl

34

Q-B7

N-K7ch

35

K-Rl

NxP

36

R-Bl

N-B3

37

RxN

QxPch

38

K-Nl

R-N8ch

39

R-Bl

RxRch

40

BxR

K-Bl

41

B-R3ch

K-Kl

42

Q-B6ch

K-Ql

43

Q-Q6ch

K-Bl

44

Q-B6ch

K-Ql

45

B-B5

Q-B3

46

B-N6ch

K-K2

47

Q-B5ch

RESIGNS

SIXTH GAME

Bobby Fischer

Robert Steinmeyer

White

Black

P-K4

1

P-QB3

P-Q4

2

P-Q4

N-QB3

3

PxP

NxP

4

B-B4

N-N3

5

B N3

N-B3

6

N-B3

P-KR4

7

P-KR3

B-Q3

8

BxB

QxB

9

P-K3

B-Q2

10

QN-Q2

0-0-0

11

Q-B2

P-B4

12

0-0-0

B-B3

13

Q-B5ch

K-Nl

14

N-B4

Q-B2

15

N/4-K5

N-K5

16

NxP

QR-KB1

17

RESIGNS

SEVENTH GAME

William Addison

Bobby Fischer

White

Black

P-K4

1

P-K4

N-KB3

2

N-QB3

B-N5

3

P-QR3

B-R4

4

P-QN4

B-N3

5

N-R4

P-Q4

6

PxP

QxP

7

N-K2

P-B3

8

NxB

PxN

9

B-N2

B-B4

10

P-Q4

P-K5

11

P-QB4

Q-Q3

12

N-N3

B-N3

13

B-K2

QN-Q2

14

N-Bl

0-0

15

N-K3

QR-Q1

16

P-N4

P-R3

17

P-KR4

KR-K1

18

Q-N3

N-Bl

19

P-Q5

N/3-Q2

20

P-KN5

P-R4

21

Q-B3

Q-K4

22

0-0-0

QxQch

23

BxQ

P-QB4

24

K-Q2

R-Rl

25

R-Rl

N-K4

26

BxN

RXB

27

N-N2

N-Q2

28

N-B4

R-B4

29

K-K3

N-K4

30

PxP

PxP

31

KR-QN1

R-R2

32

R-N5

N-Q2

33

NxP

BxN

34

BxB

R-K4

35

B-N4

P-B4

36

PxPe.p.

NxP

37

B-K6ch

K-R2

38

RxBP

RESIGNS

EIGHTH GAME

Bobby Fischer

Raymond Weinstein

White

Black

P-K4

1

P-K4

N-KB3

2

N-QB3

B-N5

3

P-QR3

B-R4

4

N-B3

0-0

5

B-K2

R-Kl

6

P-QN4

B-N3

7

P-Q3

P-B3

8

0-0

P-KR3

9

N-QR4

B-B2

10

P-B4

P-Q4

11

BPxP

PxP

12

B-N2

P-Q5

13

B-Bl

QN-Q2

14

P-N3

P-QN4

15

N-N2

P-QR4

16

B-Q2

PxP

17

PxP

RxR

18

QxR

R-K3

19

Q-Bl

R-R3

20

Q-B2

N-N3

21

N-KR4

B-Q3

22

R-Bl

Q-Bl

23

N-B3

B-N5

24

R-Nl

R-R7

25

Q-Ql

Q-Rl

26

Q-Kl

Q-R6

27

Q-QB1

NxP

23

PxN

BxN

29

BxB

QxB

30

Q-B6

N-B5

31

NxN

PxN

32

B-Kl

B-Bl

33

QxBP

R-K7

34

P-N5

P-Q6

35

Q-N3

B-B4

36

RESIGNS

NINTH GAME

Donald Byrne

Bobby Fischer

White

Black

P-KN3

1

P-QB4

B-N2

2

N-QB3

P-Q3

3

P-KN3

P-K4

4

B-N2

P-KB4

5

P-K3

N-KB3

6

KN-K2

0-0

7

QR-N1

QN-Q2

8

P-Q3

P-QR4

9

0-0

P-B3

10

P-QR3

P-KN4

11

P-QN4

PxP

12

PxP

N-R4

13

P-N5

P-B4

14

N-Q5

P-N5

15

B-Q2

N/2-B3

16

Q-B2

NxN

17

BxNch

K-Rl

18

B-N2

R-QN1

19

R-Rl

B-K3

20

R-R7

Q-Q2

21

R-Kl

Q-KB2

22

B-QB3

P-Q4

23

PxP

BxP

24

BxB

QxB

25

B-Rl

R-Rl

26

P-K4

Q-Q2

27

RxR

RxR

28

PxP

P-N3

29

N-B3

QxBP

30

N-Q5

Q-K3

31

N-B7

Q-R7

32

QxQ

RxQ

33

N-Q5

R-Q7

34

NxP

RxQP

35

N-B4

R-N6

36

P-N6

K-Nl

37

BxP

N-B3

38

R-Rl

R-N5

39

P-N7

RxP

40

R-R8ch

K-B2

41

N-Q6ch

K-K3

42

NxR

KxB

43

NxP

K-B4

44

R-R7

K-N3

45

N-Q3

B-R3 AND WHITE RESIGNS

TENTH GAME

Bobby Fischer

Pal Benko

White

Black

P-K4

1

P-KN3

P-Q4

2

B-N2

N-QB3

3

P-Q3

P-B4

4

N-KB3

N-B3

5

0-0

B-Q3

6

B-N5

P-KR3

7

BxN

QxB

8

N-B3

B-K3

9

P-K4

QPxP

10

PxP

P-B5

11

PxP

QxP

12

N-Q5

Q-B2

13

N-Kl

0-0

14

N-Q3

Q-N3

15

K-Rl

Q-N4

16

P-QB3

Q-R5

17

Q-Kl

BxN

18

PxB

R-B6

19

K-Nl

P-K5

20

P-KR3

N-K2

21

RESIGNS

ELEVENTH GAME

Anthony Saidy

Bobby Fischer

White

Black

P-QB4

1

P-QB4

N-KB3

2

N-QB3

P-Q4

3

PxP

NxP

4

N-B3

N-QB3

5

P-K3

N/4-N5

6

B-N5

P-QR3

7

BxNch

NxB

8

P-Q4

P-K3

9

0-0

PxP

10

PxP

B-K2

11

B-B4

N-N5

12

Q-N3

0-0

13

P-QR3

N-Q4

14

NxN

QxN

15

QxQ

PxQ

16

QR-B1

B-Ql

17

B-B7

B-K3

18

BxB

KRxB

19

R-B7

R-Q2

20

KR-B1

RxR

21

RxR

R-QB1

22

RxRch

BxR

23

N-Q2

K-Bl

24

N-Bl

K-K2

25

N-K3

K-Q3

26

P-KR4

B-K3

27

K-R2

P-B3

28

K-N3

P-QR4

29

K-B4

K-K2

30

P-KN4

K-B2

31

N-Ql

B-Q2

32

K-N3

K-K3

33

N-K3

K-Q3

34

K-B4

B-K3

35

P-B3

K-K2

36

K-N3

K-Q3

37

P-B4

K-K2

38

P-B5

B-B2

39

N-N2

P-R3

40

N-B4

K-Q3

41

P-N5

RPxP

42

PxP

PxP

43

N-R3

B-Kl

44

NxP

B-Q2

45

K-B4

B-Kl

46

N-B3

B-R4

47

N-K5

B-Kl

48

K-N5

K-K2

49

N-N6ch

K-Q3

50

N-B4

B-B2

51

N-R5

P-R5

52

NxP

K-B3

53

K-B6

B-Nl

54

K-K7

B-R2

55

P-B6

B-N3

56

N-K6

RESIGNS