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Checkers Words Of Wisdom
by Edgar Allan Poe

Some checkers words of wisdom are shared here.

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.










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Checkers Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom by Edgar Allan Poe Words of Wisdom

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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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