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A Wonderful Game

Rating: 4.5
As with everything else
Having good days and bad

In Tournament Chess
We compete as friends
Not as foes

With the first move
White or Black
You set your course
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A Wonderful Game
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: game
Michael Walker 29 April 2018
I used to play chess at high school, but not since then. Even so, I recognize a fine poem based on black and white, with the clock ticking.
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Marcus Mckinley 10 January 2017
chess is definitely a game played with friends and with the mind. I too am a chess player. learned the game at the age of 7. you can find me on chess.com under the name (udamankid)
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Kim Barney 13 August 2015
Wow, Hank! You are an encyclopedia of chess information! Now I simply have to know: Who were the two guys who got draws and who was the one who managed to defeat Bobby?
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Kim Barney 12 August 2015
Speaking of Bobby Fischer, he played in a simultaneous exhibition in Utah one year. It could have been Salt Lake City but I think it was Ogden because he stayed at Carl Thorstensen's house. Is there any way you can find out what year that was? I think it was around 1964.
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Darwin Henry Beuning 13 August 2015
Kim, Bobby played in a Simul in Ogden, UT on 8 April 1964. He played 65 boards, winning 62, drawing 2 and suffering one loss.
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Kim Barney 12 August 2015
Very nice. Chess, the best game in the world. Win, lose, or draw, you almost always become friends with your opponent. Now you just need to add a picture of Garry Kasparov or Paul Morphy or somebody.
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Darwin Henry Beuning 12 August 2015
Yes, several names come to mind, Bobby Fischer or perhaps, our home grown Utah Grandmaster, Kayden Troff. We can discuss it further upon you return to Utah.
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