Volume 16, Number 12, December 1948

Around the Chess Clubs


Jim Cross, state champion, won his match with Hyman Gordon, Los Angeles titlist, hands down. The young expert won five and drew but one to inflict a crushing defeat on his rival ... Samuel Reshevsky has moved to Los Angeles. If the former U. S. champion takes any time from accounting, west coast chess should get a big lift Mrs. Sonya Graf Stephenson, once rated as second strongest woman player in the world, is also living in California. For the past nine years, she has resided in Argentina ... The Escondido Chess Club defeated the visiting Las Mesa group 6-3 ... In the Central California League, Modesto beat Fresno 3½-2½ while Sacramento whitewashed Stockton 6-0 ...

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