"The Father of the 2 by 2's"?--answer

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"The Father of the 2 by 2's"?--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:09 pm

:lol: Who was he? That is our "Checker Trivia" question of the Day? :lol: "Happy New Year" "Inky" and Ms. Becky (Cont.)
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Re: "He Was Known as the Father of the 2 by 2's&

Postby whitefork on Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:10 pm

William T. Call?

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Re: "He Was Known as the Father of the 2 by 2's&

Postby rich beckwith on Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:44 pm

Dr. Brown?
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Re: "He Was Known as the Father of the 2 by 2's&

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:14 pm

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Re: "He Was Known as the Father of the 2 by 2's&

Postby Palomino on Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:41 am

Mr. Checkers has asked me to fill in for Ms. Becky.

The correct answer comes from rich beckwith but whitefork's answer was very close, William T. Call's book Midget Problems (published in 1913) was comprised entirely of 2X2 problems, many of which were composed by "The Father of the 2X2 Problem" Dr. T. J. Brown, Dr. Brown was born in the late 1830s at Glentworth Street, Limerick, Ireland, (Republic of Ireland) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick he studied at Trinity College Dublin during which time he composed "La Pucelle" , one of the game's most difficult problem settings. The publication of "Gould's Book of Problems, Critical Positions and Games" in 1884 contained no less than fifty-four of Dr. Brown's compositions, many of them arising during the course of games he played.
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A very interesting 2X2 problem from Call's book, Midget Problems was featured in an artical by Bob Newell's The Checker Maven 06/08/2005. It is a setting of First Position, credited to Dr. Brown around the year 1870. Here's a link to Bob's animation of the position. http://www.bobnewell.net/checkers/anims/brown1p.html

Check out the whole artical "It's Easy When You Know How" .
http://www.bobnewell.net/nucleus/checke ... 6&blogid=4

"Mr. Checkers" good friend Al Darrow suggested this trivia question, and I must say I enjoyed it very much.

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