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"From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:15 pm

And with a few games of checkers along the way. Starting out as a bellboy he worked his way up into becoming the manager of the hotel. Over the coming years he made many extremely good investments in properties and other real estate. He loved playing checkers--he played in the First American Tournament in 1907 as I recall. He was also a avid collector of rare checker literature--building one of the finest checker libraries of his day. When he died a clause in his will stated that his library was to be placed in his private vault and never opened. "Checker Trivia" question of the day. Who was this wealthy checker player? (Cont.)
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Re: "From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:04 pm

There have been several millionaires involved in checkers over the years. This one fell from the 9th story of his hotel in 1928 as I recall. (Cont.)
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Re: "From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Guest on Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:27 pm

J. J. L. as he was also known was a huge financial contributer to the 2nd International Match.
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Re: "From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Lindus Edwards on Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:35 pm

Joseph J. Lannin
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Re: "From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:36 pm

What is his full name for those who don't know what the JJL stand for? (Cont.)
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Re: "From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Lindus Edwards on Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:42 pm

As stated previously, Joseph J. Lannin.
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Re: "From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:54 am

Your answer is correct sir. Thank you for your participation in "Checker Trivia". (Cont.) Eric Stevens--staff member
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Re: "From Bellboy to Multimillionaire"

Postby Lindus Edwards on Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:30 pm

It was my pleasure to participate sir.
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