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wolfdancer
01-31-2005, 11:52 AM
This is not to say you have to be a genius to play. Just that there is a vast difference between the "wood pusher" and the master player. The rewards of the game for all are immeasurable: elegance, balance, beauty, simplicity and, perhaps most important, the fraternity of those who have tasted the mysteries.
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"....or the
350-year-old "Canalejas Cannonball"
Master players spend years analyzing favorite lines of play, developing "cooks" that will throw a wrench in an opponent's position.
And you thought checkers was easy.....
This is from the Smithsonian Magazine..Aug 99....and I posted it a few years back....
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian/issues99/aug99/checkers.html
Back issues can be read online
I've mastered the "duffer's delight"...out on the golf course