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US-Soviet / Chess Tourney #466073

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 01, 1972
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(Studio) Soviet Boris Spassky phones in resignation, American Bobby Fischer becomes new world chesshampion Chief referee Lothar Schmidt congratulates Fischer. Crowd cheers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Reykjavik, Iceland) [Audio report] [FISCHER - stunned at Spassky's resignation. In same position, he would have played on.]
REPORTER: Dick Schapp

(Studio) Spassky says he's not sad to lose "sports event."
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Denver, Colorado) A year ago, Fischer defeated Danish grand master. [FISCHER - describes that match after having won it, in July, 1971 interview. He advocates eliminating points for draws. Hopes to settle down.]
REPORTER: Frank Bourgholtzer

(Studio) Interview with Fischer announced for tomorrow night. Bd. at end of world chess match shown. Soviet news agency Tass says resistance by Spassky would have been futile.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Bourgholtzer, Frank;
Chancellor, John;
Schapp, Dick

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