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Only Fischer remained a winner who seem­ ingly could not help winning. For the fourth time his name was in­ scribed on the Frank J. Marshall Trophy, along with those of all the previous champions dating back to Paul Morphy. He was awarded the $ 1 ,000 first prize and secured his right to compete in the next Interzonal tournament. "I am going to win the World Championship," Bobby told the American journalist Robert Cantwell early in 1961. " And to a reporter for Newsweek, he said, "Give me two years.

Robert Byrne took second, one point behind Fischer. Not the least of the tournament's surprises was the fact that Bobby Fischer showed up in a suit, white shirt, and tie (also white ) . Up until late in 1959 he had dressed atrociously for a champion, appearing at the most august and distinguished national and interna­ tional events in sweaters and corduroys. A formal photograph taken only a few months before shows him in a ski sweater among the solemnly suited contenders at Bled, incongruous as a hippie at the Plaza.

Bobby was determined to go, no matter what the expenses were. ''I'll get there even if I have to swim," he said. Somehow the Fischer family got together the round-trip plane fare. A television program, "I've Got a Secret," sponsored a side trip to Moscow , where Bobby and Joan spent two weeks. S. Chess Champion. ) Bobby played a number of inventive games against some of the leading players of the Moscow Central Chess Club ( fifteen years later he recalled, move by move, a speed game he played against Vasiu­ kovl ) but he was disappointed that none of the top Russians agreed to play him .

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