Subject: The Fischer King
From: Christopher W. Thomas (
Date: Fri Jan 8, 1999 at 6:40PM

The Fischer King

On this day back in nineteen and fifty-eight
A fourteen-year-old became quite first-rate
When he won his first chess championship
And from then on, no longer took any lip ...

Robert James Fischer is the kid's name
But no longer is that his major claim ...
For he held the title of world champ ...
Before the personal computer took ramp

Now he plays against these machines
But doesn't always win over the fiends
For computers tend to just follow all the moves
And it sure is tough to get them out of the groove!!!

- Tristram

Christopher W. Thomas
6:10pm Friday, Jan. 8th, 1999