Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

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Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby JR Smith on Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:59 pm

Dr. Robert L. Shuffett, Green County, KY - Obituary

Dr. Robert L. Shuffett, age 91, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday at the Campbellsville Retirement Home in Campbellsville, KY

GREENSBURG - Dr. Robert L. Shuffett, 91. Service 1pm Central Thu, Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home. Visit 4-8pm Central Wed and 7am Central Thu.

Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Apr. 2, 2014
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentuc ... 5Bqj2.dpuf

Read more here: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/index.php?sid=66404

Funeral Home: http://web1.lovinghonors.com/cgi-bin/Co ... 102+4+2427

We celebrated and recognized Mr. Shuffett at The 2011 Southern States Open as our "Tournament Honoree" http://www.nccheckers.org/NCCA/2011%20S ... esults.htm (view photos)

NCCA Obit page http://www.nccheckers.org/NCCA/4-1-2014 ... uffett.htm
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:48 pm

Very pity and great loss ... one more friend joined majority and Kingdom of Piece.

My deep sympathy to Dr. Shuffett relatives, friends and everyone who knew him. He was very good player and great gentleman. His contribution to game over 60 (?) years was tremendous. "The Tinsley Way" book is still my Checkers Handbook #1.

Here are my first two games with him (there were much more ahead) we played in 1998 GA State, Calhoun, May 29-31. In the second game my recording was stopped at the time where database still shows a draw and some error was done late.

G0157. Round 2, G1. A. Moiseyev vs R. Shuffett Opening: 10-15 21-17 11-16

10-15 21-17 11-16 17-13 16-20 22-18 15-22 25-18 8-11 29-25 4-8 24-19 11-16 26-22 7-10 28-24 3-7 31-26 8-11 25-21 9-14 18-9 5-14 22-17 11-15 26-22 7-11 Red Wins

G0158. Round 2, G2. R. Shuffett vs A. Moiseyev Opening: 10-15 21-17 11-16

10-15 21-17 11-16 17-14 9-18 23-14 16-20 24-19 15-24 28-19 8-11 25-21 11-16 26-23 6-9 22-18 3-8 30-25 1-6 (A) 25-22 20-24 27-11 8-24 23-19 24-28 29-25 9-13 18-15 7-11 15-8 4-11 22-18 6-9 25-22 12-16 19-12 11-15 18-11 9-25 12-8 2-6 11-7 6-9 7-2 … etc White Wins

A. See diagram

White to move and win
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby tommyc on Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:51 am

Another great legend passes thru and what a magnificent age he arrived at.Condolences to his family they should give thanks for a true gentleman.R.I.P. Dr Shuffett rest in peace ol warrior.!!!
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby Jay H on Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:56 am

So sorry to read this.....my condolences to the family.

RIP Dr. Shuffett
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:45 pm

My sincere condolences to Dr Shuffett's friends and family.
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby JR Smith on Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:52 am

I'm posting this exactly the way I received the email...

chantal falavel Apr 7 (3 days ago)

to: JR Smith

Mr. Smith:
Would you post this for Anthony Bishop:
Thank you!

"I too am sorry to hear of the death of Dr. Shuffett. Checkers has lost one of its greatest promoters. I have heard that the tackiest thing in the world was the decorations of Elvis Presley's home in Memphis. However, I doubt if even that compares to the tackiness of Alex Moiseyev's posting of two games he won from Dr. Shuffett. If he wanted to honor Dr. Shuffett he could have included two games that were draws. Dr. Shuffett could have learned how to be a better checker player from Mr. Moseyev; Mr. Moseyev could have learned how to be a better person from Dr. Shuffett. A good person is a higher honor than a good checker player any day."

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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:50 pm

Hi, Anthony !

it was a sad news and great loss for me to hear about Dr. Shuffett loss. I really didn't care of results of games I posted here, but what was most important for me - these are my first games against him. We played many games since them in many tournaments. There were a lot of draws, but those ones were first and thats why they are more important for me than any other.

These games have historical value and remind me first time I met him.

My post was memorable. In the past several years I lost a lot of my checkers friends, and I am trying to remember all and each of them and pass my memory to young players.

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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:31 pm

I spoke tonight with Anthony over the phone and he asked me - if there are better games where Dr. Shuffett played with me. I've done some research in my files and here (see below) are two more interesting games where you can see his real strength. In the 2nd game I only won by coin (!) because noone (including Referee D. Brattin) wanted to judge and we both (me and Dr. Shuffett) agreed to use coin ! Kind of unique case in my practice.

It will be also important to mention that first game we played in 2006 when I hold a title of World Champion and 2nd games we played in the beginning of October 2003 - just one week before I played my historic match with Ron King in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.

At the end of our conversation Anthony said that his post on ACF forum wasn't "mad" and he just wanted to honor Dr. Shaffett and see better games.

Here we are !

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IN State 2006, Plainfield, August 26-27
G1434. Round 5, G1. A. Moiseyev vs R. Shuffett, Opening: 11-15 21-17 15-19


11-15 21-17 15-19 24-15 10-19 23-16 12-19 27-23 8-12 23-16 12-19 17-14 9-18 22-15 5-9 25-22 9-14 29-25 4-8 32-27 7-11 27-24 11-18 24-15 2-7 31-27 7-11 27-24 11-16 15-10 6-15 24-19 16-23 26-10 18-23 22-18 14-17 18-14 8-11 10-7 3-10 14-7 11-15 Draw

KY State, 2003, Richmond, October 3-5
G0984. Round 5, G2. A. Moiseyev vs R. Shuffett, Opening: 9-13 24-19 11-15


9-13 24-19 11-15 28-24 8-11 23-18 5-9 26-23 10-14 19x10 6x15 24-20 12-16 27-24 1-5 32-28 16-19 23x16 14x23 24-19 15x24 28x19 2-6 16-12 6-10 19-16 10-14 31-26 23-27 26-23 27-31 23-19 7-10 16x7 14-17 21x14 10x26 30x23 3x10 23-18 31-27 18-15 10-14 19-16 27-23 15-10 14-17 25-21 17-22 12-8 4x11 16x7 23-19 7-2 22-26 10-7 9-14 7-3 14-18 3-8 26-30 8-12 30-26 20-16 26-23 16-11 18-22 11-8 23-18 8-3 22-26 12-8 26-31 8-4 5-9 2-6 9-14 6-9 31-27 ... It is written in my notes: “Eventually game went into move per minute play and finally – coin !" ... Red Wins
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby JR Smith on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:53 am

I want to share a beautiful little video with you that Bobby Rice sent me the link. It was produced by KET which is Kentucky’s statewide public television network that provides PBS programming and educational services. This interview was filmed around Dr. Shuffett’s 91st birthday in 2013.

This gives you a more personal appreciation of our Dr. "Doc" Shuffett. No one could write this... you must view the video to see what a genuinely humble person he was. We are so fortunate to call him our friend and an ACF checker player member.
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby tgf on Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:51 am

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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby tommyc on Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:48 am

Sad news just in from Graham Young of the death of Jimmy Grant Scotland....lovely man great player RIP
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Re: Dr. Robert L. Shuffett died April 1, 2014

Postby Lindus Edwards on Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:43 pm

Very sad to hear of the passing of Dr Shuffett. My deepest sympathy to his family. I received a wonderful letter from Dr Shuffett some years ago and will always remember his kind words. Clearly a lovely gentleman. RIP.
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