Monday, February 14, 2011

Grandmaster Trifunovich Memphis 1962

"USA" Pilgrimage

By Dr. Petar Trifunovich, Oft-times Yugoslav Champion

Chess Review February 1963 (abridged)

As may easily be supposed, chess exhibitions are very popular in Yugoslavia, and there are but a few cities there at which I have not played in them.  It is the usual custom on such occasions for many chess enthusiasts to cluster about me with incessant questions about the countries which I have seen during my chess tours.  And they never fail to ask whether I have been in the United States of America — or, as we say it "USA," that is, in one word.  On my negative answer, a sigh of disappointment always follows.  "Oh! we thought you'd been there also."