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Author Tim Hensley

The Future of Checkers Draughts.
There is a certain amount of humor in Checkers Games.

The simplicity of the Go-As-You-Please child’s game of checkers still remains popular, but all in all, if you think that a good game of checkers is easy, you haven't met the Ayshire Lassie, the Black Doctor, the Goose Walk or even, the Canalejas Cannonball.

The following commentary by Virginia based author Tim Hensley, offers a personal experience in the world of checkers.

Checkers in America is a kind of Norman Rockwell icon, a symbol of good natured competition and wholesome amusement. Author Tim Hensley continues, because nearly everyone knows how to play, checkers is often viewed as a pastime for old men and children, on a par with tick-tack-toe or Go Fish. Not so, says Virginia based author Tim Hensley. He should know: his grandfather is a Virginia state champion and one time national champion.

Few people understand the game's actual depth, Tim Hensley reports. Many players familiar with both games assert that it takes longer to learn to play checkers at the master level than it does chess. What checkers lacks in breadth, it makes up in precision and finality.

...Master checker players spend years analyzing favorite lines of play, developing "cooks" that will throw a wrench in an opponent's position. The novice learns that it is possible to lose a game of checkers in just five moves — if you stumble into the 350-year-old Canalejas Cannonball. Experts study classic "strokes," or long series of forced jumps, which include the Goose Walk, Wyllie's Switcher Winder, the Boomerang and Duffer's Delight.

This is not to say you have to be a genius to play checkers. Just that there is a vast difference between the "wood pusher" and the master player. The rewards of the checkers game for all are immeasurable: elegance, balance, beauty, simplicity and, perhaps most important, the fraternity of those who have tasted the mysteries of checkers.

When the author Tim Hensley congratulated his grandfather on winning a recent tournament, he replied with boyish delight, "Ah, we had a barrel of fun."

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Wonder Mugs Play checkers online, and enjoy drinking from this cool wonder mug.
When adding hot liquid, the colors of the mug will change, checkers cool.

Checkers is a two-player game, where one player is assigned white-chip checkers and the other red. The aim is to play checkers online, capture all of the other player's checkers or make them impossible to move.

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