The following day, Fischer wrote the following letter as a protest about the "slapping" incident...
This is an official protest of the behavior [sic] of Pal Benko. On the night of May 9, a little before midnight, Benko entered by room without my permission; he had followed Bisguier in. I immediately asked him to leave and he refused. I repeatedly asked to leave and he refused each time. He became angry when I refused to allow my second, Arthur Bisguier, to help him (Benko) analyze his adjournment with Petrosian. He insulted me and when I answered him he struck me while I was seated in a chair. I did not strike him back. Then he finally left the room.
I suggest that Benko be fined and/or expelled from the tournament.
The above episode was witnessed by Arthur Bisguier.
/s/ Robert Fischer
Question is, was the 19 years old Bobby Fischer being bullied? It looks like he was.
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