Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Chess Hatred


A frequent correspondent points out that the following, about Giora Pilshchik (later Peli) winning the youth tournament in 1953. It is noted that the tournament took place in Petah Tikva over 16 days, including 42 youths from 26 different locations in the country. They point out that not only is the 17 years old Giora "very humble" but also that his father... "hates chess with a venegance." (Source: Ha'boker, 12 August 1953, p. 3).