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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
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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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 2; games 1-25 of 33  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Benko vs Fischer ½-½291958US Championship 1958/59E60 King's Indian Defense
2. J Sherwin vs Mednis  ½-½411958US Championship 1958/59A84 Dutch
3. Lombardy vs R Byrne  ½-½371958US Championship 1958/59B56 Sicilian
4. Benko vs D Byrne ½-½731958US Championship 1958/59D82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
5. Mednis vs Lombardy  ½-½161958US Championship 1958/59B32 Sicilian
6. C Kalme vs Evans  ½-½511958US Championship 1958/59A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. R Byrne vs Bisguier  ½-½161958US Championship 1958/59D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. C Kalme vs R Weinstein  ½-½671958US Championship 1958/59A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
9. R Byrne vs Reshevsky  ½-½271958US Championship 1958/59E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. Mednis vs R Weinstein  ½-½261958US Championship 1958/59B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. R Byrne vs C Kalme  ½-½301958US Championship 1958/59E64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
12. D Byrne vs Reshevsky  ½-½161958US Championship 1958/59A16 English
13. Lombardy vs Fischer ½-½471958US Championship 1958/59B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. J Sherwin vs Bisguier ½-½401958US Championship 1958/59C67 Ruy Lopez
15. Bisguier vs Benko  ½-½191958US Championship 1958/59A48 King's Indian
16. Lombardy vs J Sherwin ½-½361958US Championship 1958/59C70 Ruy Lopez
17. Reshevsky vs Mednis  ½-½581958US Championship 1958/59E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. R Weinstein vs R Byrne  ½-½281958US Championship 1958/59E55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
19. D Byrne vs Fischer ½-½481958US Championship 1958/59A16 English
20. C Kalme vs Lombardy ½-½341958US Championship 1958/59A04 Reti Opening
21. R Weinstein vs Bisguier  ½-½551958US Championship 1958/59D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Fischer vs Evans ½-½271958US Championship 1958/59B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. J Sherwin vs C Kalme  ½-½271958US Championship 1958/59C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
24. D Byrne vs Mednis  ½-½241958US Championship 1958/59E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. Bisguier vs Reshevsky  ½-½241958US Championship 1958/59D02 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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