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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: Donald Byrne

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Byrne vs J Sherwin  0-1371958US Championship 1958/59A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
2. D Byrne vs Bisguier  0-1591958US Championship 1958/59A14 English
3. Lombardy vs D Byrne 0-1561958US Championship 1958/59B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. Benko vs D Byrne ½-½731958US Championship 1958/59D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
5. D Byrne vs Reshevsky  ½-½161958US Championship 1958/59A16 English
6. Evans vs D Byrne 0-1561958US Championship 1958/59E60 King's Indian Defense
7. D Byrne vs Fischer ½-½481958US Championship 1958/59A16 English
8. D Byrne vs Mednis  ½-½241958US Championship 1958/59E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. R Byrne vs D Byrne 0-1531958US Championship 1958/59E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
10. D Byrne vs C Kalme  ½-½261959US Championship 1958/59A15 English
11. R Weinstein vs D Byrne  ½-½401959US Championship 1958/59A07 King's Indian Attack
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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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