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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN JAN 1980 CHECKERS ARTICLE

Postby Jay H on Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:52 pm

Greetings All,
Here is an interesting article on Checkers from the January 1980 issue of Scientific American Magazine


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A few minor errors here and there, but IMHO, one of the most favorable articles ever published on the game :!: And, on the stage of the Scientific American magazine, a (more than likely) respectably educated audience......
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Any thoughts anyone wishes to share......??

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Re: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN JAN 1980 CHECKERS ARTICLE

Postby liam stephens on Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:26 pm

Thanks Jay, very interesting article.

Martin Gardner was a regular contributer to the Scientific American, he had a mathematical puzzles page in it, as I recall.
He also, I think, wrote a number of Mathematical Puzzle books.
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Re: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN JAN 1980 CHECKERS ARTICLE

Postby Jay H on Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:56 pm

liam stephens wrote:Thanks Jay, very interesting article.

Martin Gardner was a regular contributer to the Scientific American, he had a mathematical puzzles page in it, as I recall.
He also, I think, wrote a number of Mathematical Puzzle books.


Greetings Liam,
Glad you enjoyed it !!!!
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Re: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN JAN 1980 CHECKERS ARTICLE

Postby George Hay on Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:09 am

Martin Gardner (1914-2010) did not miss much in the world of games, or in the world at large.
I knew his work (such as the above checkers article) more than his name. But IMHO, that is much better than being famous for being famous! I was looking and looking on the www to see if Martin Garner had an interest in checkers. Well, the above article shows that he did! He was well known to have an interest in chess, and this article from the USCF is a lasting tribute to Martin Garner.
http://main.uschess.org/content/view/10436/588/
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