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Time Checkered Past

Now the rules for two player checkers were set. In time, the game was played throughout the world, with a variety of variations to the game play. Books were written on the checkered past as early as the 1500’s, where the first account was published in 1547 by Antonio Torquemada of Valencia, Spain. Two hundred years later, William Payne, an English mathematician, wrote his own treatise on two player Draughts in 1756.

In 1847, the first world championship was awarded and eventually, as time passed, it became apparent that certain openings always gave one opponent the advantage. For this reason, two move restrictions were developed for expert players and this led to three move restrictions in some tournament Checkers.

However, the game of Checkers was not restricted to a board game played on a flat surface; in fact, the first computer program to play the game was created in 1952 by Arthur L. Samuel. Gradually, computerized game programs improved because of ever increasing speed and capacity. The challenge of machine versus human was on.

Unfortunately, time has this checkered past. There was a time when chess outstripped Checkers or Draughts on the social strata as a parlor game and it lost its status of gentlemen’s game in Germany and Belgium, being subsequently termed as a game for mere children’s amusement. Checkers lost ground in England, France and Spain but survived as a rather simple game, not one as challenging as chess.

However, from the early inscriptions in the Temple of Thebes in Egypt to reference made in Homer’s Odyssey that two players checkers games were played in the palace of Ulysses in Ithaca to modern tournaments in the 21st century time, Checkers has retained its popularity for many. It is not merely child’s play. Checkers can become as challenging and complex, as time consuming and as difficult as any game of chess. Masters and Grandmasters show the very essence of this game in tournaments around the world time and time again. Two players checkers involves strategy, sound training in logic and a daring heart.

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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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