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Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Palomino on Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:38 pm

Who might be considered the best ever Blind Checker Player?

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Re: Blind Checker Players

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:03 am

Charles Ellsworth ?


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Re: Blind Checker Players /

Postby Palomino on Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:47 pm

Congratulations Ingo, that's the answer I was looking for.

Blind from the time of his childhood, Charles Ellsworth McCandless made his living by playing checkers. There were but a few players equal to him in crossboard play, he would quickly run his hands over the board after each move and then, even in difficult positions, with almost mechanical accuracy pick out the strongest moves in an astonishingly short amount of time. Due to constant practice, he was so familiar with end game positions, he could play the best moves on either side without hesitation or analysis.

He died on September 17, 1898 after falling from a railroad station platform in Newark, New Jersey, he was about 35 years old. He had only a few days prior to his death discussed the chief points of the completed outline manuscript of a book based on his knowledge and experience.

Read Ellsworth's Checker Book by William Timothy Call online @
http://books.google.com/books?id=OONkh6 ... HJKD&jtp=1

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Re: Blind Checker Players

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:04 pm

Pal this was an excellent trivia question. Why don't you expand a little more with this telling us about his manuscript or writings.
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Re: Blind Checker Players

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:47 pm

I may be blind, but this is not the book! It is just a snippet view of it.

Is it really available online ?


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Re: Blind Checker Players

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:29 pm

Ingo, It is online at the website Pal is showing you. Look up at the top right where it say "Page". You can advance that from page one to page 65. It is basically a collectors item. A nice paperback with a beautiful black cover.
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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Palomino on Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:44 pm

Yes Ingo, just above the upper right hand corner of the online title page of the book you will see a blue backwards arrow , the word page, a page number box , a GO button and a blue forward arrow, you can advance the pages with the blue forward arrow.

It's took me a while to figure out that the whole book was viewable, I hope this helps everyone, it's a great book for everyone interested in checkers/draughts.

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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:43 pm

Palomino wrote:Yes Ingo, just above the upper right hand corner of the online title page of the book you will see a blue backwards arrow , the word page, a page number box , a GO button and a blue forward arrow, you can advance the pages with the blue forward arrow.


Sorry, but this is not the case.
It gives just a snippet view, no full view.
No blue arrows, no page numbers, just a few extracts from page 1, 4 and 5.

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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Palomino on Sat Jul 15, 2006 11:24 pm

:? :?: Ingo, I don't understand why it is that you can't view the whole book, I've been able to view all 65 pages.

Has anyone else been having this same problem?

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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Lindus Edwards on Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:13 pm

I am having the same problem as Ingo. I can only access the snippet view.
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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Palomino on Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:26 am

Are the forwards/backwards arrows being displayed near the bottom center of the page? I have these arrows just above and just below the upper and lower right hand corners of the title page view. I am also able to view any page by entering the page number (1-65) into the box and then clicking the GO botton.

I hope this helps but for some reason it seems the pages aren't displaying correctly for everyone.

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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon Jul 17, 2006 1:22 pm

Pal there is a very interesting comment towards the bottom of page 52 conerning the "Huff". Perhaps you could highlight this for our checker trivia readers?
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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Lindus Edwards on Mon Jul 17, 2006 3:58 pm

Hi Pal,
Your help with this matter is greatly appreciated. I do not have the forwards/backwards arrows displayed on the page to which I was directed by your message above. Perhaps it is a browser problem. I will try another browser to see if it rectifies the problem as I would dearly like to read the book in its entirety and not the mere snippet view,
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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Palomino on Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:42 pm

Ms. Becky, I was not able to cut and paste from the page so I'll just post the address for page 52 here.

http://books.google.com/books?id=OONkh6 ... ook&jtp=52

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Re: Blind Checker Players / answer by Ingo Zachos

Postby Palomino on Mon Jul 17, 2006 6:53 pm

Lindus and Ingo,

Try this, click on the above link then after page 52 loads change the number at the end of the address in your address bar to the page you want to view, this seems to work also.

Here I'll just add the addresses for page 51 and page 53.

http://books.google.com/books?id=OONkh6 ... ook&jtp=51

http://books.google.com/books?id=OONkh6 ... ook&jtp=53

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