Henry Gross, SFBACL (San Francisco Bay Area Chess League - KL) tournament director (among other things), treated the members of the Precita Valley Chess Club to a nice chat and simultaneous exhibition on Thursday, June 13. He won 13 and lost 1 (to Dave Gibson), and needless to say, gained many new friends as it was the first contact with this chess personality for a few.
Much to the club's delight, Mr. Gross gifted them with several good chess books. Though the Precita Valley Community Center boasts a fair sized library, the chess club itself had very few chess books. Henry's contribution just about tripled the chess book section!
Best quip of the evening came about when Mr. Gross offered, "If you wish me to go by a move merely say, 'Pass'"; to which John Ramirez inquired, "How many times are we allowed to pass?". Then laughter broke out as Henry countered, "What do you think this is anyway --, a crap game??!!".
All in all, a good time was had by all those who took part, including the losers!
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