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In the novel Edit
He stumbles upon a chess tournament; unwilling to pay the entry fee, he idles around the entrance, and a former chess grandmaster named Mister Tribble catches his attention. Forrest plays chess against Tribble, and impresses him with his abilities. Tribble invites Forrest to an interzonal chess championship in Los Angeles, offering to pay his expenses (and split any monetary rewards). Forrest initially hesitates and leaves, only to find himself jailed for loitering. Tribble bails him out, and Forrest consents to go to Los Angeles.
In the film Edit
Forrest comes to Nashville from the Army base when he hears that Jenny Curran is performing there. He is surprised to find that the girl, having recently been expelled from university for an appearance in Playboy, is playing the guitar topless as "Bobbie Dylan".