News Clipping of Bobby Fischer and Sam Sloan in the Washington Post, November 24, 1956

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This was the scene in the Central YMCA yesterday as 56 of the top chess players went into the second day of a tournament that ends Sunday afternoon. The tourney was sponsored by the Log Cabin Chess Club of New Jersey and the District of Columbia Chess League.

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Nicholas Rossolimo of New York, rated a grand master in chess circles, studies a move at the Eastern States Chess Tournament at the Central YMCA. Rossolimo was one of Europefs foremost players before he came to this country.

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Height, Weight and Age are no considerations in a chess tournament, as Sam Sloan, 12, of Lynchburg, Va., demonstrates during his match with one of the adult entries. Sam as rated as one of the leading chess players in his state.

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Deep thought is given by Bobby Fischer, 13, of Brooklyn New York during yesterday's tournament play. Bobby is the United States Junior Chess Champion.

By Arthur Ells, Staff Reporter


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