Trophy Chess was one of Bobby Fischer's favorite books. He studied it with great care during his sudden appearance right after this tournament and his rapid rise to the top, culminating in his winning his first of eight US Chess Championships in 1957/58. It is nicely laid out and designed and is easy to read. In his famous "My 60 Memorable Games" Fischer later collaborated with Evans, who served as his second during his rise to the world championship and became one of America's best-selling chess authors with over 20 books to his credit.
The book is called "Trophy Chess" because it is about a tournament for the gigantic Lessing J. Rosenwald Trophy. Lessing Julius Rosenwald (February 10, 1891 - June 24, 1979) was for years the Chairman of Sears Roebuck and Company. He was a wealthy man and became a patron of the arts, including chess, upon his retirement.
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