THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1967
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1 9 6 7 TilE MICI1I(~AN DAILY PAE~R KTJ~V~7
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i Grayle Howlett
- ---OFF BASE--
Out of the depths of journalistic despair some scribe coined
the quote, "Football is just a giant game of chess," attributed it
to Bear Bryant or some other pigskin intellectual, and produced
the definitive column.
Of great consequence to sports historians everywhere is that
now famous quote wasn't exactly coined, but slanderously juxtaposed.
To set the record straight, Bobby Fischer said before a match in
Chester, New Jersey, "Chess is just a miniature game of football."
The reason this little bit of trivia comes to mind is that Saturday
Is the rematch of the greatest chess game I've ever seen.
They called it the "match of the century," the "proverbial dream
match," when almost a year ago Mr. 1 and 2 in the AP chess poll
journeyed to Sharon, Pennsylvania, to play it off.
It was a classic. The American public would finally see Ara
Parchesi and Hugh "Duffy" Dominoes facing each other over a
The air was electric in that small mining town when I arrived
with the horde of sportswriters on the eve of the match. Duffy,
hailing from Sharon, had been there all week and was holding forth
with his daily press conference as we clomped in.
The Irishman was in rare humor. He recounted the World
Championship match in Amsterdam in 1956 when Ewfim Geller beat
him with a complicated and daring "castling" maneuver. "I was
rooked," Duffy chuckled.
His wit was just as evident when he began to spar with the
writer's questions. In answer to how he would score on Parchesi's
famous mobile defense, Duffy countered: "He can run all he wants,
but there's no place he can hide."
Duffy outlined his game plan: "I run from a typical pro-type
offense known as organ pipes,' that is, instead of merely having
two black pieces interfere with each other I have two distinct pairs
of pieces interfering with each other. Now watch for me to separate
the pairs of mutually interfering pieces. I call it 'split organ pipes.'"
Parchesi arrived later that afternoon and immediately scowled
for the reporters: "Just another game, boys. X know what I have
He was asked what he could expect from Dominoes. "He'll prob-
ably begin with the Orang-utan opening, that is moving his pawn
to the Jueen-Night-4 position. That's the one he teaches his boys
(Dominoes is the coach of the official United States team). Only he
pronounces it 'orang-utang' to make his team feel at home. He's
such a recruiter that he outbid me for my son (Parchesi coaches
the leading independent team)."
Saturday afternoon was sunny with just a slight nip in the
air. Perfect weather for a chess match I thought and headed for
the battlefield where the "poll bowl" in chess was about to
Dominoes and Parchesi were there far ,ahead of me. Neither
had slept. Parchesi even retracted his statement of the day before.
"Gosh, fellas, this isn't just another game. I got to think of the
tradition behind me." Parchesi's family has always been big in games.
Parchesi won the coin toss and elected to open. Dominoes decided
to defend the north side. There was a draft coming in the south end
and ol' Duff thought maybe Parchesi might get a crick in his neck.
These guys don't miss a thing.
Parchesi opened with his knight of King-Bishop-3 and Dominoes
matched him. The game was under way.
Both contestants looked more relaxed. "I always feel better after
the first moves," Ara related and Duffy nodded.
They both matched each other moves in the next two rounds.
In round four, Parchesi castled and Dominoes followed suit. The
crowd went crazy.
In the eighth round, Dominoes drew first blood when he took
a pawn. Parchesi returned the compliment in the ninth. At this
point everyone nodded in the press box. We knew we had a ball game.
How can I explain the next few thrl-packed hours. All the
great moves in chess were there: the Noah's Ark Trap, the Saemisch
attack, the Nowotny interference. Every trick in the book.
Parchesi was losing heavily but kept in there. "I know it looked
dark out there," Parchesi was later to recall, "but I just kept
humming my fight song. I had come too far to disappoint."
Duffy was weakening in the late stages. In the last five
rounds Parchesi had made his move. In round 26 Parchesi cap-
tured Duffy's knight. Duffy then moved his rook to Queen-2 and
a deathly silence fell over the crowd. Everyone knew we had a
Quickly the press box clamored for some type of tie-breaking
system. Dominoes was quick to agree but Parchesi declined.
"Look, I hate ties like everybody else," an emotionally-drained
Ara commented after the game. "But I wasn't about to throw away
a great effort."
Duffy'srwit was gone after the contest. He could only say, "Being
No. 2 I had to go all out. I can see Ara's point. He's got a game
next week out on the coast. If he wins that one big, he's in the No. 1
spot. I'm through for the season."
Cagers Await '67-'68
By JOEL BLOCK U(6-6) will start a play from the
Michigan basketball Coach Dave outside with Ken Maxey (5-9)
Strack leaned back uncomfortably playing under the basket.
in his leather chair with a sigh "In this way we'll be able to
that indicated the topic of dis- move the opponent's big man out
cussion wasn't to his liking. from under the basket where he
"Yes, I'd like to forget all about won't hurt us so much on the de-
last year, especially the last third fensive boards."
of the season." The Wolverine h.Behind Strack's shoulder outside
cagers pilfered away their last v. his picture window loomed the
eight games to finish up a dismal - , spectre of Yost Field House. The
2-12 Big Ten campaign and 8-16 f . structure was so perfectly framed
overall record. by the window that it looked like
"What can you say when you a picture of the type of antiquated
finish dead last, except that we warehouse Elliott Ness allegedly
were bad. We were a punk team drove his trucks through during
defensively, finishing last in the the 20's.
Big Ten in that category. u "I hope we don't have to play in
"We showed some good basket- it this year," Strack comment with
ball at times on offense (Michi- tpossibly mixed emotions. "Oh, I
gan finished fourth in team scor- guess the closeness of the crowd
ing), but we were nconsistant. We and the lousy acoustics helped
let down on defense and that's us along in some of the tight ones
what lost us several close ball through the years. But we've been
games." DAVE STRACK waiting so long for the new arena
"I had to go with sophomores
because of graduation losses. It Strack's problems didn't dis- Delays Hurt
takes an exceptionable player like appear at the final buzzer of last After several delays in the con-
a Cazzie Russell to step right into year's season-ending game with struction of the All Events Build-
a starting position and adjust to Iowa, and he's first to admit it. ing for the past several years, it
college ball as a sophomore. These "Our first task is to improve the was hoped that it would be just
boys were stars in high school but miserable defense we had last about ready for this year's pre-
they found out that basketball is year, especially defending against season practice.
a little different up here. the opponent's big man. This is "We planned on using the In-
"So like many other sophomores, going to be tough to do because we tramural Building for the first
they made mistakes along with don't have a proven center on the two weeks of varsity practice until
their fine plays. Those last eight team." the new place was ready," says
games taught them something "We'll be OK on offense because Strack. "But then the plant strike
about getting together and play- I plan to use a mobile attack hit the University in September
ing as a unit." which will not place our players and construction stopped.
~------in the standard guard, forward, ---
and cent- positions. It's possible SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
Bing Spurt Leads that sometimes Dennis Stewart ANDY BARBAS
Michigan schedule-makers also
anticipated completion of the All
Events Building by this year as
they lined up perenial basketball
powers Kentucky and Duke for
Michigan's first two home games.
Meet Top Teams
"I'm glad that we'll get a chance
rr!to meet a couple of the top teams
of the country this yearbut like
any other coach I'd rather play
teams a touch easier at the be-
ginning of the year," statesI
Without a defense, without a
center, and possibly without a new
playing arena, Dave Strack al-
ready has plenty of worries after
just one week of practice. But
his players are seasoned with a
bitter tasto of experience and
they'll be ready to encourage
Baron Rupp's retirement come
Newberry captured first place
in the Women's InterhouseaSwim
' Meet held last Tuesday at the
Women's Pool. Chi Omega fin-
ished second followed by Markley
and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Pacing victorious Newberry were
Johanna Cooke with first places
in the 50 yard breast stroke and
100 yard individual medley, Cheryl
Barkovitch with a first in the 25
yard backstroke, and Lani Loken
with firsts in the 50 yard back-
istroke and diving.
Male Subjects Needed
Must be able to attend three sessions.
SESSION I -Three hours in one weekday evening
SESSION I- -Up to three hours in one Saturday sitting.
SESSION IIl-One hour at a later time to be arranged.
$1.30 per hour after completion of five to nine hours, to be
paid following Session 111. Sign-up sheet in lobby of Social
Work Annex, corner of Washington and Thayer.
VETERANS* of the Oct. 21 MOBILIZATION
SURVIVORS of the CONFRONTATION
Exchange experiences, discuss press reports,
analyze results, make plans for future.
What did the Confrontation mean?
Where do we go from here?
COME to CANTERBURY HOUSE
THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 8 P.M.
and other interested parties
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - The Detroit
Pistons rallied from a 10-point
deficit in the final six minutes
last night to hand the winless
Chicago Bulls their sixth straight
Detroit, now 2-2, trailed 92-82
when Dave Bing started an explo-
sive comeback in which the
Pistons outscored Chicago 25-7.
Bing fired in four quick baskets
to bring the Pistons even at 98-98
with less than two and one-half
* * *
PHILADELPHIA - Hal Greer
turned in his third straight 30-
points-plus game last night inI
leading the unbeaten Philadel-
phia 76ers to a 117-114 National
Basketball Association victory
over the New York Knicker-
Greer dropped in 33 points on
13 for 23 from the field and seven
free throws as the 76ers broke
the game open with a 34-11 spurt
in the third period.
* * *
BOSTON - Sam Jones and
John Havlicek combined to spark
the Boston Celtics to a 118-104
victory over the St. Louis Hawks
last night in a National Basket-
ball Association game.
The loss was the Hawks' first
of the season, ending their seven-
game winning streak.
I~ Blb oard
All students interested in of-
ficiating Intramural basketball
games must attend a rules meet-
ing, Monday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m.
in the IM Building. Referees,
who may officiate three games
an evening, Monday through
Thursday, will be paid $2 for
each game. IM basketball com-
mences Nov. 1.
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