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Samuel Reshevsky vs. the world

Samuel Reshevsky (1911–1992) was a famous chess prodigy and later a leading American chess grandmaster. He learned to play chess at age four, and at age eight he was beating accomplished players with ease, such as in this photo from 1920, and giving simultaneous exhibitions. Although he never became a truly professional chess player, he competed for the World Chess Championship and maintained a rivalry with Bobby Fischer.

Photo: Kadel & Herbert

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