This Sporting Life #33

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Game Opponent.

New York -- Studying the board in the mirror atop his iron lung, 17-year-old Polio patient Bruce Campbell plays a match with two-time U.S. Chess champion Bobby Fischer, 15, of Brooklyn. The game was one of several Bobby played at the March of Dimes-supported Goldwater Memorial Hospital's respiratory center on Welfare Island, New York. Bruce called out his moves and Bobby made them. Bobby won the game, and made a big hit with the excited patients, who are being rehabilitated as part of the National Foundation's expanded program to combat arthritis and birth defects as well as polio. (1959)

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