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Checker Artwork from the 2003 National Tournament

Inspired by the 2003 U.S. National GAYP Checker Championship held in Anderson, South Carolina, artist Jose Acaba captures the mood of a championship game in his art piece The Killer Move. Surrounded by spectators and players, each move is viewed with interest and is silently critiqued until the killer move, 6-24, completely destroys White's chances to draw.

Jose Acaba is an approved artist for the South Carolina Arts Council. He studied in New York City at the School of Industrial Arts, the Art Students League, and the American Art School before taking a job in the Art Department of Business Week Magazine. Mr. Acaba retired in 1983 and makes his home in the Anderson, South Carolina area. His work is represented in private collections throughout the United Stated, Europe, and the Caribbean Islands.
Only 100 limited edition prints of The Killer Move are available. Click here for more information.