Checkers Words Of Wisdom
Some checkers words of wisdom are shared here.
by Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe, lived from (1809-1849), commented in, "The
Murders in the Rue Morgue".
Words by Edgar Allan Poe
"To calculate is not
in itself to analyze. A chess player, for example,
does one without effort of the other. I will therefore
take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the
reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully
tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than
by all the elaborate frivolity of chess. In the latter,
where the pieces have different and bizarre motions,
with various and variable values, what is only complex
is mistaken for what is profound. The attention is
here called powerfully into play. If it flag for an
instant, an oversight is committed resulting in injury
or defeat. The possible moves being not only manifold
but involve, the chances of such oversights are multiplied
and in nine cases out of ten it is the more concentrative,
rather than the more acute player who conquers. In
draughts, on the contrary, where the moves are unique
and have little variation, the probabilities of inadvertence
are diminished and the mere attention being left comparatively,
unemployed, what advantages are obtained by either
party are obtained by superior acumen".
I hope you enjoyed those fine words of wisdom by Edgar
Allan Poe. Checkers may employ more simpler playing
pieces than chess, but still the game requires a quick
mind, solid decision making skills and equal courage
to make questionable moves that may just result in
winning the checkers match.
These traits were recognized by Franklin and Edgar
Allan Poe, while others like William E. Gladstone
(1809-1898) thought that Checkers did not necessarily
require a ‘superior
acumen’ but was a game of more simple
folks. Checkers words of wisdom from Gladstone.
Words by William E. Gladstone
"Checkers is the one
game played by a maximum of people with a minimum
of intelligence. I am one of those who has always played,
but never understood."
Simple enjoyment can be derived from a great friendly
game of Checkers without getting into the innate complexities
inherent in the traditional play. Players both bring
to the game as well as take from it exactly what they
have and what they need. There is no mysticism words
of wisdom involved. Once an opponent knows the rules
and the intricacies of various plays, then the nature
of this game gradually unfolds.