The 1990 Mississippi State Checkers Championship and the U.S. National Checkers Championship were held back-to-back in Tupelo, Mississippi, August 11–18. With forty-six games crammed into eight days, it promised to be a crash course in finding out how Chinook would fare against strong opposition.
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- 1.“...at the age of thirty he disappeared on a trip from Miami to Boston and was never heard of again.” Anthony Bishop, The Encyclopedia of Checkers, privately published, 1978, available from the ACF.Google Scholar
- 2.I know of only one occasion where Hallett agreed to be photographed. In 1992 he played a world championship match with Derek Oldbury. One of the match conditions was that he agreed to be photographed.Google Scholar
- 3.Mips is an acronym for “millions of instructions per second,” one measure of how fast a computer is. Today some parallel computers can execute billions of instructions in a second.Google Scholar
- 4.Not so, as I was later to find out. See the start of Chapter 11.Google Scholar