Interesting Quotation

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Interesting Quotation

Postby Richard Pask on Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:35 am

'Checkers is a splendid game, possibly the marvel of games of pure skill.' Al Horowitz in The Personality of Chess

The italicised the is Mr Horowitz's. In an interesting section on games other than chess, Mr Horowitz writes respectfully and accurately about checkers, and even references several books on the game.
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Re: Interesting Quotation

Postby George Hay on Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:38 am

Richard Pask, thank you for the quote from Al Horowitz. That adds to my list of chess authors I was familiar with as chess authors in my teen years (c. 1972) with an interest in checkers: Al Horowitz, Fred Reinfeld, Emanual Lasker, Irving Chernev, Larry Evans, and as I learned in Starting Out In Checkers, Bobby Fischer.

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Re: Interesting Quotation

Postby jaguar72 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:01 pm

Richard and George and All,

Also Edward Lasker who, in addition to Checkers and Chess, also wrote about and played Go, as did the better known Emanuel.

There you have it,

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