Author: James Terry Sherwin (1933- ) and Robert "Bobby" James Fischer signed by Fischer
Publisher: United States Chess Federation
Place: New York
1 page handwritten protocol (in Sherwin's hand) of the game Fischer – Sherwin in the 9th round of the 15th US Chess Championship in New York on December 29th. 1962. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/4") original score signed by Fischer.
This was Robert Fischer's fifth win of the title, and this tournament also served as the Zonal Tournament.
Fischer, Reshevsky and Evans all lost their first round games. This was Fischer's first loss in a US Championship. This would require him to play catch-up to Arthur Bisguier, who held the lead until round 9, when they were tied at 6.5 points. They both drew in round 10 and had to face each other in the final round, where Fischer won to take the title, and Bisguier took second place.
Tying for third were Reshevsky, Evans and Addison. This required that they meet in a playoff to decide the third spot in the Amsterdam Interzonal (1964). Reshevsky defeated both opponents 1.5/2 to earn the spot.
Bisguier, having finished second, was entitled to go to the Interzonal. However, he later agreed to play an eight-game match with Benko for the Interzonal spot. Benko won 4.5-1.5, and accordingly went to the Interzonal instead of Bisguier.
The sheet is browned, somewhat stained, has signs of wear and tears on the edges. With loss in the upper right corner. The sheet had been folded several times else about very good.