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Israel Chess Team Retains Lead at Chess Olympics in Havana

The Israel chess team retained its lead in Group III of the 17th Chess Olympics in Havana last night after playing to a 1-1/2 – 1-1/2 draw with the United States team in the fourth round of the Olympics preliminaries, it was reported here today from Havana, Israel now has 9-1/2 points to 8-1/2 for the second place U.S. team.

In last night’s matches, Miguel Czerniak of Israel defeated William Addison of San Francisco; Nicholas Rossolimo of New York defeated S. Kagan of Israel; and the game between Israel’s Yeir Kraidman and Larry Evans of New York was a draw. A fourth game between Joseph Porath of Israel and Robert Byrne of Indianapolis was adjourned.