Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on August 25, 1986 · Page 87
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 87

Detroit, Michigan
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Monday, August 25, 1986
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1 li 2C DETROIT FREE PRESS.'MONDAY. AUGUST 25, 1986 V Chess king lost cnnvn, stayed in spotlight : By DAVE SCHNEIDMAN Chic mo Tribunt ; CHICAGO - The former world chess champion the Soviet who lost his title to American Bobby Fischer in Cthe most publicized chess match in history lounged on a couch and tried Mo explain the physical and mental ; pressures inherent in his craft. - Dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, Boris Spassky, 49, was relaxing in a ; suburban home before a rare appear- ance. In a few hours, he was to take on 40 opponents in simultaneous chess . Play. "I don't usually do this, for two reasons," Spassky said. "First, 1 don't ; come cheap, and secondly, chess is not only a mental game but a physical one. "The young players today, they can do things like this regularly because they exercise. They lift weights, they do calisthenics. That is for young I men." He smiled. " SPASSKY WAS a guest last week ! in the Lombard, 111., home of Kenneth , Marshall, secretary of the Oak Park-;,Forest Park Chess Club, the group that i I ; i i , v j. v t "After a defeat, it is necessary for a grand master to continue in competition or else he can lose his competitive edge." Boris Spassky, former world chess champion invited him to the exhibition. And it was obvious his host was an admirer. "Spassky is unique for a chess grand master," Marshall said. "He skis, plays tennis and is devoted to his wife and son. He's also very outgoing. When he first arrived here, he played chess with my three-year-old son, who developed an unusual chess technique. "My son loaded three pieces on one space. Spassky said, 'That's an unusual move, one I've never encountered before. But I'm afraid I can't allow it. New Zealand reptile hot black market item ; By JENNIFER PAGONIS ' Reuters : WELLINGTON, New Zealand -i New Zealand's tuataras are falling ' prey to poachers who can get as much 1 as $6,000 apiece for the spiny-backed ; cousins of the dinosaur that have become a hot collectors' item on the international black market, according ' to police and wildlife officials. Wildlife experts say that last year, ; the entire 200-strong tuatara popula-: tion on one of its remote island habitats ;was wiped out by human or animal predators. ! The reptiles, which scientists be-' lieve are living fossils, have been co- cooned through the ages on tiny islands - scattered around New Zealand's coast ' by their isolation and a lack of natural Enemies. I Although thousands of tuataras still ; survive and are in little danger of ; becoming extinct like several of the country's rare bird species, New Zealand Wildlife Service officials are con-Teemed that numbers are declining. "- The tuatara is the only survivor of 1 an order of reptiles that became extinct ; 60 million to 80 million years ago. jh . i . "It is not an endangered species, but - it s an endemic species here. If any I thing happened to them in New Zealand, they would be extinct," said service Director Ralph Adams. Z: Police so far have not caught any -tuatara poachers despite help last year -from Interpol and U.S. federal agencies, as well as continuing efforts by : local customs and agriculture authorities. I : The poachers can go to the unpopulated and unprotected islands by boat and : helicopter but wildlife staff, limited by .: manpower, cannot visit each tuatara ijsland more than once a year. Once captured, the tuataras are smuggled out of the country by ship, U.S. authorities suspect the tuatara trafficking is linked to narcotics trading, with the reptiles used as payment for drugs. plane and private yacht. 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Though he never regained the championship, Spassky has remained active in international competition and continues to be one of the world's top dozen players. SPASSKY, born in Leningrad, learned chess as a young boy. In 1955, at age 18, he won the world junior championship. But he moved to France in 1975, where he still lives with his wife and six-year-old son. "I moved to France because my wife is a French national," Spassky said, refusing to place any direct responsibility on the Soviet Union for his change of countries. "I still have dual French and Russian citizenship." Nor would he concede that he was hurt by the way he was treated by the Soviet government after losing to Fischer. "After the loss, I was barred by the government from playing In international competition for nine months," he said. "That was not proper. After a defeat, it is necessary for a grand master to continue in competition or else he can lose his competitive edge. "But the government had a different outlook. 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