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ess is more ttpan a &apos;bored' game, ays Northwest,.ness'editor East ]l Easter is coming... by Holly Hagen ' U, W. intern those who think game of chess as a con- checker board of kings, queens, and and there are those !as Robert Karch of Issa- who see the game as the elected editor of West Chess magazine, himself a "chess as a member .e Northwest Chess md the Washington guess you could say I unofficial champion and the highest player here," But he added Wasn't exactly a fair sinqe there has a tournament in a possibility, said. sees a great future game of chess, and "Chess is tak- he said. "1983 will great growth for Karch said this to many things, greater prizes, the COmPuters, and the Used for pairing for tournaments. Larger prizes given to the winners of tournament have changed the interest level of competitors. "Bigger prizes raises the respectability for the players," Karch said. Northwest Chess is running an ad in the March issue for a tournament in Canada offer- ing a $1,000 prize. "When I won matches in the service, my prizes were things such as cards and cigarette lighters," Karch said. The use of computers has popularized the game, Karch said, but many don't think the machines should be allowed to "play." "Thousands of people now have chess computers. These have their strengths and weaknessesses, and it is possible to beat them," he said. "Many feel that if a computer is allowed to com- pete in a chess match then a forklift should be allowed in weight lifting contests against humans." He said he thinks of computers only as training devices for chess players. Computers and other , machines will be able to make the televising of chess matches possible, Karch said. "They are doing this now in Europe, where a game is played and the results are turn catalog requests requests are being the Arboretum Unit Council an- plant sale, May 4 prices. To ensure purchase of a special plant, customers use the catalog pre-order sheet. A $5 deposit will hold the order for pick up the first day Robert Karch, editor of Northwest Chess magazine. fetish of seizing on anything that was wrong with a situa- tion and always looked for something to complain about, from the level of noise in a room to the lights. This was imitated by others, and made it difficult to run tournaments," Karch said. "He also quit when he got to the top," which Karch said he strongly disapproved of. The elementary level of competition shows the ' ( J greatest amount of growth. i7  In a tournament in Lacey, 1 ...... which Karch said had no publicity, 188 children par- ticipated. High school chess has a specific level like all other sports, Karc h said, and these are planned 6ut carefully to accommodate the most inter- ested players. The season runs from right after Thanks- giving until the last weekend of February with a State High School Tournament. Many people participate in tournaments, chess-by-mail and international and na- tional events. There are 4,000 ranked players in this region, and 400 in the high school level. The magazine brings all these people together, with a monthly circulation that covers Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho and parts of British Columbia. There are about 1,000 subscribers and Karch said he hopes to see the newsletter become much more elaborate and graphic in the future. kept secret. Then someone takes the film and condenses it for later viewing. This is interesting to me, because I predicted ten years ago that something like this would be the trend. "Other sports have a lot to learn from the method of pairing used for tourna- ments," Karch continued. He said that as in the case of a basketball tournament, an entire team is sent to a tournament with the possi- bility of being eliminated in :logs go out in March, of sale. will be ac- To request a catalog, mail the first round. Chess April I I for hun- name and address with two tournaments, he said, are licegarden items: 20-cent stamps (no envelope) "softer." Camellias, rhode- to the Arboretum Founda- "There's not just one win- and heathers; trees, tion, c/o University of Wash- ner or loser, but partial wins and shrubs; plants for ington XD-10, Seattle, WA and losses. Points for a team lens; herbs, peren- 98195. are added up and a knockout xdy and tropical orchidstegories, and many [ [SSAQUAH  dnations are being I RECYCLING I from gardeners who liketo benefit =1 CENTER It urn. They should call _ 0P Keightly, 232-3556. [ Operated by C.E.I man Sarrna David- e( that the 36th an- I OpenMon.-FrL FlsherWoodHeatCemer I1 I 12 noon - 4 p.m. Inserts, Freestanding, Mobile II Home Units, Hearth Slabs ]] e, at the Washington I and Saturday lO to 2 - 38FrontSt. N. JJ urn, offers a I Nextto ..392-0772 range f sizes and I Foothills Restaurant .../ x. is unusual." Karch called the popularity in recent times genuine, as compared to the chess boom when Bobby Fischer was playing. "He did call a lot of atten- tion to the game, but along with that came many prob- lems," Karch said. "Many parents yanked their kids out of the sport because of the at- titude Fisher had. He had a Directory OT _ Physic,ans and Dentists UOv,SELORSI'" _ Homer Perkins T. Stephens General dentistry , on Holmes, M.D., P.5. ndlvld Pnmilu PQvr, hlc=trxs 206 Front Street N. ual and ....... . -I ...... Issaquah 392-3744 Pine Lake Dental-Medical Center 22727 S.E. 29th Street DeWltt S. Ra;dsll =,.= Issaquah392.8213 ?i .d?nllaplY UENTISTS Issaquah 392 t256 Ja - Arnold R. Sims 0 y O. Decker General Dentist rthodontics for adults and Children 22731 S.E. 29th Issaquah 454-6522 Ronlld j. Fasano Orthodontics 125 Front Street S. tSSaquah 392.7533 Bsrry A. Fader emily dentist 4 Front Street S. Issaquah 392.7541 RObert . Folkman General dentistry 990-5th Ave. N.W. 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