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Whammy Gambit

Nov. 21, 1960
Nov. 21, 1960

Table of Contents
Nov. 21, 1960

Ski Equipment
Mother's Murder
Drugs
Sailer
Early Birds
College Football
Kahala
  • A traveler who has tasted the pleasures and toured the palaces of four continents settles down for a family vacation in a house near Honolulu. There, to his delighted surprise, he discovers the happy paradox of the 50th state: East is East and West, too

Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Whammy Gambit

Taking a cue from Al Capp's Evil Eye Fleegle, master of the triple whammy, two of the world's greatest chess players last week demonstrated the use of the evil eye at the chess Olympics in East Germany (for results, see page 105). The world champion, Mikhail Tal (above left), has long been famous for a chessboard concentration so intense that he has been accused of hypnotizing opponents into surrender. Last week, despite the defensive attempts of his opponent, Padevsky of Bulgaria, to shield himself, Tal's lethal glare triumphed again. U.S. Champion Bobby Fischer (below right), a less accomplished starer than Tal, put a certain wistful quality into his whammy and lost to Gligoric of Yugoslavia.

This is an article from the Nov. 21, 1960 issue Original Layout

TWO PHOTOSRUSSIAN CHESS CHAMP TAL DISCOUNTENANCES HIS OPPONENT, WHILE THE U.S. CHAMP, FISCHER (BELOW), IS UNABLE TO DRIVE HIS WHAMMY GLARE THROUGH DEFENSIVE YUGOSLAVIAN EYEBROWS