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Richard Fortman's passing

It is with great sadness that we report checker legend Richard Fortman passed away on November 8. Richard was a former world champion at mail play, frequent annotator, and well known for his classic 30-year-old work "Basic Checkers" which provided play on the first 144 openings. Richard lived in Springfield, IL and remained active on internet checker sites even into his nineties. He will be missed.

Richard Beckwith,
ACF Player Rep