Forrest Gump - Chapters 21-22 Summary & Analysis

Winston Groom
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Chapters 21-22 Summary

In Chapter 21, Dan feels guilty about pushing Forrest to wrestle and goes his own way as Forrest takes the bus to Mobile, feeling miserable. During a change-over in Nashville, Forrest sees a sign for the Grandmaster's Invitational Chess Tournament. Watching a grumpy-looking old man in the lobby play chess with himself, Forrest points out a tactical mistake. The man calls the comment shrewd and invites him to finish the game. Forrest overcomes an impossible position to win. The man, Mr. Tribble, an 80-year-old former grand master, takes Forrest to dinner and suggests that he enter the tournament and earn a lot of money. When Forrest is arrested for loitering, Tribble bails him out, buys him breakfast, and convinces him to compete in Los Angeles for a $10,000 prize. They become partners. Tribble coaches Forrest but finds that he knows every move, so...

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