AMERICAN CHESS BULLETIN
(Volume 40 Number 1, January-February 1943)
Chess by Mail
Humphrey Bogart has started an idea that he hopes will be widely accepted. The Warner star is playing long distance chess games by mail with boys in the service.
It all started when a private, then stationed in this country, visited the set of "Casablanca," still at the Hollywood Theatre where Bogart was playing chess with Sydney Greenstreet between scenes. The private offered to take on Bogart and a keen rivalry developed.
When the soldier was transferred to the South Pacific, he kept up the game by mail. Since starting the game with the soldier, Bogart has taken on several of his buddies by mail, playing simultaneously.-New York Post.
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