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    The U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer, cruised to victory on Friday (August 4) in his
    tenth?

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    The U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer, cruised to victory on Friday (August 4) in his
    tenth game against the world champion, Boris Spassky.

    Spassky resigned on the fifty-sixth move, extending his hand to the brilliant
    challenger who now has a 6 1/2 to 3 1/2 point lead in the 24-game championship.

    Chess experts in Reykjavik, where the championship is being contested, are
    saying that a three-point lead at this stage looks decisive.

    Fischer has won five and drawn three of the last eight games, while the Russian
    has won only one game. He won the first game, and was awarded victory in the
    second contest when Fischer failed to turn up.

    SYNOPSIS: United States chess champion, Bobby Fischer, leaves the hall in
    Reykjavik, Iceland, after winning the tenth game against the world champion,
    Boris Spassky, of Russia. His latest win gives the U.S. challenger a three-point
    lead over the Russian with fourteen games remaining in the twenty-four game
    world championship. Fischer, at times playing unconventional chess, has won five
    and drawn three of the last eight games.

    The Russian champion has won only one game against Fischer - the first. He was
    awarded victory in the second contest when the challenger failed to turn up.

    Chess experts are saying that Spassky's chances of retaining his title are now
    slim.



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    Film ID:
    VLVA94FZ4YQYW9K69UMBPUR9V34K1
    Media URN:
    VLVA94FZ4YQYW9K69UMBPUR9V34K1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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