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Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby George Hay on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:45 am

Great Games have Great Heroes.
This is my personal and subjective Top Ten list of Checkers Heroes:

1. Andrew Anderson
2. James Wyllie
3. Robert Martins
4. Robert Yates
5. Newell Banks
6. Tom Wiswell
7. Millard Hopper
8. Arthur Reisman
9. Derek Oldbury
10. Marion Tinsley

My list is somewhat chronological.
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Re: Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby Jay H on Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:13 pm

George Hay wrote:Great Games have Great Heroes.
This is my personal and subjective Top Ten list of Checkers Heroes:

1. Andrew Anderson
2. James Wyllie
3. Robert Martins
4. Robert Yates
5. Newell Banks
6. Tom Wiswell
7. Millard Hopper
8. Arthur Reisman
9. Derek Oldbury
10. Marion Tinsley

My list is somewhat chronological.
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Hey George,
Nice list !! Nice idea !!!
....I am sure we all have our own reasons for having a Checkers hero, mine are more geared to what they have done for the game, and/or for the personal experience and not to their playing success and or analytical ability, that would be a completely different list ...Here is my list of my top 10....

James Wyllie
Manson Teetzle
Lyman Stearns
Newell Banks
William Ryan
Tom Wiswell
Millard Hopper
Louis Van Deven
Earl Hangen
Liam Stephens

All heroes to me !!
Merry Christmas to everyone !!!

Regards,
Jay H
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Re: Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby Mac Banks on Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:09 pm

Here is my list,

Richard Fortman
Richard Pask
Jim Loy
Lee Munger
Louis Van Deven
Earl Hangen
Marvin Rex
Tom Wiswell
William Ryan
Lindus Edwards

Also would add Noel Boland and JR Smith

All the best,
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Re: Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby kiwinurse on Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:57 pm

Include yourself in that List too Mac,you would be one of the people most I"d admire in checkers along with Lindus Edwards and Richard Fortman. You three are top blokes,not just for your amazing checker skills,but your integrity. regards jan
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Re: Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby champion374 on Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:13 pm

how about top 10 from 2008 to 2014?
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Re: Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby George Hay on Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:26 am

champion374 wrote:how about top 10 from 2008 to 2014?

I suppose you could "round up the usual suspects" with a checkered past, to quote from one of the greatest movies of all time, Casablanca.
My original TOP 10 are all part of checkers history, those still with us are still making history. I don't have a current list because I'm afraid to leave
anyone off! Do you have a 2008-2014 Top Ten list?
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Re: Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:24 am

George, heroes are no saints.
These are dead, but heroes must be alive or they are pretty useless ;-)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyYXz0AtZWc


My list of heroes:

Alex Moiseyev,
Michele Borghetti,
Sergio Scarpatta,
Ron King,
Jim Morrison,
Shane McCosker,
Lubalo Kondlo,
Richard Pask,
William Docherty,
Richard Hallet

and, not to forget the women:

Pat Breen,
Amangul Berdiyeva,
Nadiya Chyzhevska

If you study the games of these, you looked at the players with the greatest superpowers.


Saints:

Marion Tinsley,
Sam Gonotsky,
Richard Jordan,
Andrew Anderson,
Asa Long,
Clarence Freeman,
Newell Banks,
Robert Yates,
James Wyllie,
Walter Hellmann,
Derek Oldbury,
Charles Barker,
Robert Stewart

If you play like them, you will easily be recognizable as immortal.
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Re: Top Ten Checkers Heroes

Postby George Hay on Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:10 pm

Ingo, those are very impressive lists indeed! That is a good superhero video too!
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