King me!!


Here’s a funky little item from our Hanes checkers collection (well over 500 books on checkers, or “draughts” as the English called it, which came to the Library in 1923). This book chronicles “the last battle between Wyllie and Martins”–47 games played in a match that took place in Glasgow and Manchester in 1898. Reading through it proves to me that humans can and will complicate any endeavor they care about in exponential proportion to their passion for it.

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