Sammy Reshevsky vs. Arthur Bisguier
USA, 1957


           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Reshevsky  1 1 1 0 0    1   6
Bisguier   0 0 0 1 1    0   4


  • It's difficult to find much information on this match, apart from the actual games. Apparently it was a non-title match. But any time a reigning US Champion is defeated by a fellow American in a set match, it's worth taking note of, title match or not.

  • Especially since to some people, there's no such thing as any champion playing a non-title match. Recall how, when Garry Kasparov lost a specifically non-title 6 game handicap match to Deep Blue in 1998, there were those who said that match conditions be darned, this was a World Championship Match after all, and that Deep Blue was the new champion.

  • This is one of two (apparently non-title) set matches in which Reshevsky defeated a reigning US Champion without becoming champion. He also defeated Fischer in 1961, albeit with a forfeit win as the margin of victory.

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