Play Winning Checkers

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Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated, Mar 1, 2000 - Games
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Dominate the checkerboard and astound your opponents with every move! With this gift set that includes a great guide to the game and a fantastic fold-up magnetic checkers board (in the official green and white colors of the American Checker Federation) that doubles as a handy traveling case, there's no doubt you'll become a master. Play Winning Checkers, an official manual of American Mensa, shows how to find alternative solutions to problems, break down complex situations, keep control of long-term strategy, and stay on the winning track. As you go move-by-move through entire games, see how to protect your pieces, get kings and use them well, and block your challenger. Fight for control of the center of the board, set up multiple jumps, and avoid the "dog hole." Even learn to play computer checkers--then go on the internet and pit yourself against "Chinook," the world computer checkers champion. Big bonus: the back cover is a fold-out game board! 10 1/8 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/16.

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About the author (2000)

Bruce Sterling is the author of the nonfiction books Tomorrow Now and The Hacker Crackdown, as well as the novels Distraction, Holy Fire, Heavy Weather, and Islands in the Net. With William Gibson he co-authored the acclaimed novel The Difference Engine. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Austin, Texas.

Robert Pike is an American Checker Federation MA Champion. Graduating from Brown University, he served as a Navy Jet Carrier Pilot & then a sales/marketing executive in Health Care Companies with three medical device patents. Years ago he was introducing his grandchildren to this "Granddaddy of Boardgames" and their interest started him off on an extensive, but unsuccessful, search for a primer on this not-so-simple mind game. So he wrote "Winning Checkers For Kids" and, for younger audiences, "Checker Power." He also produced an award winning video, "Learning to Play Better Checkers" to incorporate visualization into the learning process. Pike's colorful checker materials and captivating classroom presentations have beenenthusiastically received by students and educators, who find that the "magic of checkers" provides a stimulating, multigenerational challenge that develops critical thinking, strategizing, problem solving, perseverance and attention span, while also building important social skills. His Checker Puzzles have been featured in "Highlights For Children" magazine. He lives in San Diego.

SHAR LEVINE is an internationally recognized children's science writer who has published more than 70 books and sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide. She is a frequent guest speaker and demonstrator in schools and at educational conferences. Her books have been translated into Russian, French, Portuguese and Korean, helping to bring the magic of science to thousands of children worldwide.

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