|Dec-21-10|| ||myschkin: . . .
SIM and International Arbiter <Pedro Federico Hegoburu Hirschi> (born October 22, 1969) from Argentina.
"Please believe that I really work and am not sleeping all the time!"
"Interview with Pedro Hegorburu, ICCF General Secretary"
He learnt to play chess at age 10 but started to study and play more seriously at age 18. He took up Correspondence Chess in 1991 due to lack of time to devote to OTB.
Outside his CC interests, Pedro works as a Journalist, ... contributing to a commission focused on the de-regulation of the laws regarding the market of distribution and sale of newspapers and magazines.
(by M Ceteras, 2003)
Pic: http://db.infohit.si/krjaveljchess/... (by Marjan Semrl, 2006)
|Aug-22-12|| ||wordfunph: FM Pedro Hegoburu's story on Bobby Fischer (taken from the book The Unknown Bobby Fischer and originally published in the magazine Jaque)..|
<I came to know Bobby Fischer through the hand of Destiny. The afternoon of Wednesday, Jnne 26th, I dropped over to Juan Morgado's bookstore at about 6:30. As usual, I had nothing in particular in mind. Upon arrival, I saw a very tall man leaning over some books; he supported himself with his left arm to inspect the books closest to the floor. I did not see his face. Nearby was another person, with Asiatic features, much shorter, and also leafing through chess literature. Before I can take a step, Morgado tells me: "Have you seen who is looking at books? It's Bobby Fischer!"
I could not believe it. The American genius had arrived just a few moments before, accompanied by Philippino Eugene Torre (that would explain his Asiatic features) and Armando de Hiebra, well known in this part of the world as director of Argentine chess.
Bobby went on looking at books. He was scanning the Yugoslav Informant opening monographs. At some point, he said to Torre: "You know, chess players are all hungry for this kind of material, for opening theory. Larry Evans told me that years ago, people want these books." Torre grnnted in assent.
After this verbal rapture, Bobby continued looking at books. He noted that he felt at ease among chess players (I do not feign to call
us peers). It is an atmosphere that agrees with him, as opposed to press
conferences, where he is sure to waste time with people who know
nothing of chess. On a higher bookshelf he found Bled 1931 and Moscow 1936. He enjoys the books for a moment, then remarks that he knows them and that they are two of his favorites. He finished with those and took the two volumes of Fifteen Pretenders to the World Crown by Najdorf. "These are two good books." He showed them to Torre and after leafing through them, returned them to their place.
Bobby promised to return another day; he would like to examine more books. For me, there was still much to learn. One doesn't often
meet an idol face to face, even rarer might that idol be so generous with
his time. As he left, we asked him to autograph a copy of the CAPA bulletin. Before signing, he honored us by leafing through it.>
|Aug-22-12|| ||wordfunph: PART II:
<Bobby selected a pile of books to buy. In Buenos Aires he didn't have
a lot to do. He probably spent the free time reading all he could about
From a top shelf he took The Even More Complete Chess Addict and asked if it was the same book as The Chess Addict. Even though it is different, he refused it, saying that it was full of foolishness, it wasn't a serious
PH: But Bobby, you can't spend 24 hours a day studying serious chess! I think that would be a good book to read in the bathroom. You don't know how much I read in the bathroom!
Fischer laughed and put the book in the buy pile.
Bobby put on his coat and hat, and got ready to leave. Morgado found a camera, but Bobby firmly refused to be photographed. Torre, one foot on the street, called back to tell us that there would be no problem with photographs at the next press conference, at La Plata City.>
nice piece by FM Hegoburu :-)
|Aug-22-12|| ||brankat: <wordfunph> A very nice story!|
Would You know when did this take place? I see that Senor Hegoburu was born in 1969, so my guess is he met Bobby sometime in the 1990s.
|Aug-23-12|| ||brankat: <wordfunph>
This surprises me somewhat, because
there has been this general assumption that after 1992 match with Spassky, Bobby almost completely abandoned chess, and yet here he's buying a pile of chess books, which would suggest he "never" quite stopped studying the game.
|Aug-23-12|| ||wordfunph: <brankat> sorry but nada.|
<BF: Morgado, don't you have the tournament book of Curacao 1962?
And the one with the two matches between Reshevsky and Najdorf?
It is now late. Bobby looked at the books he had chosen and took
out an envelope full of dollars. He put on his short chestnut-colored
leather coat, and a black leather cap to protect his grey matter from the
cold Buenos Aires winter.
Fischer laughed and put the book in the buy pile. It was another interesting stack : Kasparov by Angel Martin; Capablanca/Alekhine from Editorial Sopena; Grossmeisterskie Knmpozitsii by Archakov, in Russian;
The Inner Game by Dominic Lawson; The Even More Complete Chess Addict; Timman's Selected Games by Timman; Chess Scandals; Kasparov New World Champion by Kasparov; Steinitz Complete Games.>
from the looks of it, the incident took place after his 1992 match against Spassky since The Inner Game by Dominic Lawson was first published in 1993.
|Aug-23-12|| ||brankat: Very interesting stuff! Thank You <wordfunph>.|
|Aug-23-12|| ||wordfunph: welcome mate <brankie>..|