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US Championship 1958/59 Tournament

Robert James Fischer8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
James Sherwin6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Donald Byrne6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
William Lombardy6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Arthur Bisguier6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Larry Evans6/11(+5 -4 =2)[games]
Pal Benko5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Robert Byrne4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Charles I Kalme4/11(+0 -3 =8)[games]
Edmar Mednis3/11(+0 -5 =6)[games]
Raymond Weinstein3/11(+0 -5 =6)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
US Championship 1958/59

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 8½/11.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Fischer * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8½ 2 Reshevsky 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7½ 3 Sherwin 0 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 6½ =4 Byrne, D ½ ½ 0 * 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 6 =4 Lombardy ½ 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 6 =4 Bisguier 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 6 =4 Evans ½ 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 ½ 1 1 6 8 Benko ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 5½ =9 Byrne, R ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ 4 =9 Kalme 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 4 =11 Mednis 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 3 =11 Weinstein 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 3

The US Championship (1957/58) was the 10th championship for this crown.

Original collection: Game Collection: US Championship 1958/59, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Sherwin vs Fischer 0-1721958US Championship 1958/59E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
2. Benko vs Lombardy 0-1411958US Championship 1958/59D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
3. D Byrne vs Bisguier  0-1591958US Championship 1958/59A14 English
4. Mednis vs Evans 0-1291958US Championship 1958/59B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. Lombardy vs D Byrne 0-1561958US Championship 1958/59B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. D Byrne vs J Sherwin  0-1371958US Championship 1958/59A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
7. R Weinstein vs Reshevsky 0-1271958US Championship 1958/59E60 King's Indian Defense
8. Benko vs Evans  0-1381958US Championship 1958/59A36 English
9. Evans vs D Byrne 0-1561958US Championship 1958/59E60 King's Indian Defense
10. R Byrne vs J Sherwin  0-1731958US Championship 1958/59E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
11. Mednis vs Benko  0-1411958US Championship 1958/59B32 Sicilian
12. Mednis vs Fischer 0-1371958US Championship 1958/59A07 King's Indian Attack
13. R Byrne vs D Byrne 0-1531958US Championship 1958/59E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
14. Mednis vs R Byrne  0-1481959US Championship 1958/59B58 Sicilian
15. J Sherwin vs Reshevsky  0-1371959US Championship 1958/59E81 King's Indian, Samisch
16. Evans vs J Sherwin  0-1421959US Championship 1958/59E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
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Kibitzer's Corner
Sep-19-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: The only player still living is Raymond Weinstein, who has been institutionalized since he killed a man in 1964. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymo...
Sep-19-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: Sherwin is still alive, according recent posts on his page.
Sep-20-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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