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Chess Wolrd Championstarted playing ... checkers/draughts!

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:56 pm

Would you belive it, that Hou Yifan was not a chess player by birth?

No, as we get to know she started with ... checkers!


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6985

I remember that I saw her looking over the draughts events at the WMSG 2008 in Beijing.
Little did I know that she once was a draughts player ;-)


Greetinx from cold Europe,

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Re: Chess Wolrd Championstarted playing ... checkers/draught

Postby George Hay on Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:08 pm

Ingo, thanx for this topic, a great mind-sports story! I was just reading your post on [Checkers] World Championship Matches, and that really helped to "fill in the blanks" on Checkers History. --George Hay
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Re: Chess Wolrd Championstarted playing ... checkers/draught

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:26 am

I agree wholeheartedly with George. great story, i enjoyed the article. Also as i have previously stated in another thread, your contributions are missed Ingo :)

Cheers from Cyclonic Queensland

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Re: Chess Wolrd Championstarted playing ... checkers/draught

Postby john reade on Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:08 am

Danny, How is the cyclone going? John.
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Re: Chess Wolrd Championstarted playing ... checkers/draught

Postby tommyc on Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:38 pm

Im kinda worried abt Danny since the cylcone struck i hope hes ok ,if yu read this Danny give us a shout yur all right.
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Re: Chess Wolrd Championstarted playing ... checkers/draught

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:58 pm

Thanks for your thoughts guys.... I am fine, the cyclone hit approximately 1000 kilometres north of Brisbane .... so all we saw was strong winds and no rain....
we are more than fine, I have spent my day working today trying to keep my mind of the negatives.... to be honest so much of the state is destroyed that i feel strangely guilty that my family and myself have been completely spared of these 2 major disasters...

my thoughts are with all those who have lost all their possesions :(

cheers from a once again Sunny Queensland
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