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🏆 US Championship 1958/59 Chess Event Description
The 11th United States Chess Championship tournament was held in New York City at the end of the year 1958. Twelve of the US's best masters and grandmasters were invited to compete. Among the participants was a veritable who's who of former American champions, including Bobby Fischer, Samuel Reshevsky, Arthur Bisguier, and Larry Evans. It was Fischer's second consecutive US championship and his second consecutive American crown as he once again dominated, this time going undefeated with a final score of 8½ ... [more]

Player: Pal Benko

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Benko vs Lombardy 0-1411958US Championship 1958/59D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. J Sherwin vs Benko  1-0331958US Championship 1958/59B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Benko vs D Byrne ½-½731958US Championship 1958/59D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
4. Benko vs Fischer ½-½291958US Championship 1958/59E60 King's Indian Defense
5. Benko vs Evans  0-1381958US Championship 1958/59A36 English
6. Bisguier vs Benko  ½-½191958US Championship 1958/59A48 King's Indian
7. Mednis vs Benko  0-1411958US Championship 1958/59B32 Sicilian
8. Benko vs R Byrne  1-0411958US Championship 1958/59D23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. C Kalme vs Benko ½-½501958US Championship 1958/59D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
10. Benko vs R Weinstein 1-0541959US Championship 1958/59E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
11. Reshevsky vs Benko ½-½141959US Championship 1958/59E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  FSR: The only player still living is Raymond Weinstein, who has been institutionalized since he killed a man in 1964.
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  Retireborn: Sherwin is still alive, according recent posts on his page.
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  FSR: <Retireborn> Thanks for the correction. I thought I had read some time back that Sherwin had died. Glad to hear that I was apparently mistaken about that. There are very players from that generation still around. Anthony Saidy is another.

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