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From The KOTV Vault: Stillwater Inventor Of Pente Hits It Big In 1983

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Gary Gabrel talks to KOTV reporter Randy Lewin. Gary Gabrel talks to KOTV reporter Randy Lewin.

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It was one of the hottest games of the 1980s, and it was invented by a dishwasher at one of Stillwater's most famous restaurants.

Gary Gabrel was working at Hideaway Pizza when he hit upon the idea for what would become the game of Pente.  

On July 7, 1983, reporter Randy Lewin filed this report about how the game was taking off.


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