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  • Oregon Chess News: Friday, January 28, 2005

    Friday, January 28, 2005

    Bobby Fischer is a Ferocious Winner


    Angry voices rattled the door to Bobby Fischer's hotel room as I raised my hand to knock. "Goddammit, I'm sick of it!" I heard Bobby shouting. "I'm sick of seeing people! I got to work, I got to rest! Why didn't you ask me before you set up all those appointments? To hell with them!" Then I heard the mild and dignified executive director of the U.S. Chess Federation addressing the man who may well be the greatest chess player in world history in a tone just slightly lower than a yell: "Bobby, ever since we came to Buenos Aires I've done nothing but take care of you, day and night. You ungrateful ---!"

    It was 3 p.m., a bit early for Fischer to be up. Ten minutes later, finding the hall silent, I risked a knock and Fischer cracked the door. "Oh yeah, the guy from LIFE. Come on in." His smile was broad and boyish but his eyes were wary. Tall, wide and flat, with a head too small for his big body, he put me in mind of a pale transhuman sculpture by Henry Moore. I had seen him twice before but never so tired.

    Oregon Chess Club Listings

    ASHLAND. SOU CHESS CLUB. Contact: C/O ANDREW VAUGHN.

    BEND. JUNIPER ELEMENTARY CC. Contact: JOE GREEN. (541) 383 - 6165.

    BEND. J BAR J YOUTH RANCH. Scholastic. FRIDAYS 9-10:30 AM. RANCH . Contact: DANTE BIANCUCCI. (541) 389 - 1409.

    CLATSKANIE. CLATSKANIE CHESS CLUB. MON/WED 3:30-4:30. CLATSKANIE COMMUNITY CENTER , 520 SW TICHENOR , CLATSKANIE, OR 97016 . Contact: KATHRYN & MICHAEL TAYLOR. (503) 728 - 3754. email: clatskaniechessclub@yahoo.com. http://clatskaniechessclub.tripod.com.

    CORVALLIS. LION PRIDE CHESS CLUB. THURSDAY 4-6 PM. LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL , 110 SW ALEXANDER AVE , CORVALLIS, OR 97333 . Contact: C/O PAUL WILLIAM BRADLEY. (541) 929 - 4637.

    EUGENE. YOUTH ENRICHMENT/. College. Contact: TAG PROGRAM.

    EUGENE. SOUTH EUGENE CHESS CLUB. Contact: DIANE THURLOW. (541) 343 - 4977.

    EUGENE. CHESSWAYS. MON-THURS AFTNOON/EVE; SAT AFT. 1626 WILLAMETTE ST , EUGENE, OR . Contact: C/O JERRY RAMEY. (541) 232 - 0328.

    GRANTS PASS. GRANTS PASS CHESS CLUB. WED 6:30-10:30 PM. ROYAL GARDENS , 2075 HIGHLAND AVE , GRANTS PASS OR 97526 . Contact: WRAY MAXWELL. (541) 476 - 5000.

    HILLSBORO. JACKSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Scholastic. FRI 2-3PM. JACKSON ELEM , 675 NE ESTATE DR . Contact: MARY HALL. (503) 648 - 9496.

    KLAMATH FALLS. SHASTA CHESS CLUB. T-W-H 7AM-7:55AM. SHASTA ELEM . Contact: MALCOLM AQUINAS. (541) 883 - 5060. email: aquinasm@kcsd.k12.or.us.

    KLAMATH FALLS. KLAMATH FALLS CHESS CLUB. Contact: C/O PAUL ROMERO.

    KLAMATH FALLS. PELICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: CHESS CLUB.

    LAKE OSWEGO. TOURCHSTONE SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: C/O KEVIN BOGATIN.

    LINCOLN CITY. TAFT HS CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. Contact: C/O PAUL LENZ.

    LINCOLN CITY. TAFT MIDDLE SCHOOL CC. Scholastic. TUES 3:10-4:30. TAFT MIDDLE SCHOOL , 4040 HIGH SCHOOL DR , LINCOLN CITY, OR . Contact: KAY DOMBROWSKI. (541) 765 - 2551.

    NEHALEM. NEHALEM ELEM SCH CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. WED 7:30AM. SCHOOL LIBRARY . Contact: STEWART MARTIN. (503) 368 - 7474.

    PORTLAND. PORTLAND STATE UNIV CHESS CLUB. College. Contact: C/O JUSTIN MYERS. (503) 699 - 6165.

    PORTLAND. CHESSFAMILIES. Contact: AMY BOYETT. (503) 849 - 0938.

    PORTLAND. CHESS FOR SUCCESS. Contact: JULIE YOUNG. (503) 520 - 8960.

    PORTLAND. CHESS ODYSSEY. VARIOUS LOCATIONS & TIMES. GREATER PORTLAND AREA . Contact: PETE PROCHASKA. (503) 504-5756. email: info@chessodyssey.com. www.chessodyssey.com. Additional Information: Scholastic programs/camps etc.

    PORTLAND. WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL. Scholastic. WED & FRI 2:45-4:30. WESTVIEW HS . Contact: JACK PATRICK. (503) 648 - 4771.

    PORTLAND. RIDGEWOOD CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. Contact: DOUGLAS BAYERN. (503) 643 - 5643.

    PORTLAND. TERRA LINDA SCHOOL. Scholastic. Contact: CHESS CLUB.

    PORTLAND. JACOB WISMER CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. MONDAY 6:30 PM. JACOB WISMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL , 5477 NW SKYCREST PARKWAY , PORTLAND, OR 97229 . Contact: ZHUNQUIN WANG. (503) 533 - 1950.

    REEDSPORT. PDS CHESS. OCCASIONAL TNMT & CLASSES. MIDWAY CITY COMM CTR , 14900 PARK LANE , MIDWAY CITY LA 92655 . Contact: PAUL SHANNON. (541) 271 - 4010.

    WESTFIR. OAKRIDGE CHESS CLUB. Scholastic. SAME . Contact: ATTN DAVID GORDON. (541) 782 - 2731.