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Win at Checkers Paperback – June 1, 1956

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Second Revised Edition edition (June 1, 1956)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486203638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486203638
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.3 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on February 20, 1997
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Hopper's book is one of-if not the-best available for the player who wants to become" a pretty good" player. It contains basic information about the the game that will take you a step above the average player. For example ,there are several common techniques for pulling off two for one and two for three jumps. After finishing the book--and practicing a little-- you will be a better player and have a better understanding of this much misunderstood game. It's a rare book: good and cheap
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Millard Hopper's "Win at Checkers" is a good book if not a great one. There are far more useful books for the rank beginner. As one of those rank beginners I consulted an excellent resource, Mr. Bob Newell of Checker Maven, who suggested the other books listed here. I have since devoured the four books and rank them in order from most to least useful and also in the order they should be read.

Best to least:

"Starting Out in Checkers" by Richard Pask
"Checkers Made Easy" by Arthur Reisman
"How to Win at Checkers" by Fred Reinfeld
"Win at Checkers" by Millard Hopper

Order to be read:

"Checkers Made Easy" by Arthur Reisman
"Starting Out in Checkers" by Richard Pask
"How to Win at Checkers" by Fred Reinfeld
"Win at Checkers" by Millard Hopper

This is not to say that "Win at Checkers" is without merit, but for the beginner Mr. Hopper's approach is neither as methodical nor as comprehensive as the others. In these respects, Richard Pask's book excels and that's why I rank it first. Good work, Mr. Pask! Unfortunately, you may have a difficult time finding a new copy at a reasonable price. It originally sold for $12.95 and now even used copies are going for around $15 minimum, plus shipping. That said, get it; you won't be sorry.
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I began playing checkers at YAHOO a few months ago. Got killed. When I was a young boy (48 now) I remember getting beat at checkers by my older sisters to the point where I would get so angry that I'd throw the board across the room during the game. And so, once again I was getting stomped by 15 year old Austrailians. I read this book. And re-read it. And studied it. Now I WIN most of the time. It's a very fast way to become a good intermediate player. Buy it!
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If you know little about "real" checkers this is the book to get you started. It is entertaining and witty and helps you learn conceptual thinking about the game. It covers tactics ("pitches" and "shots") and important endgame positions. I didn't rate it 5 stars because it is really light on opening play; you'll need another book such as Reinfeld's for that. The book is inexpensive yet contains hours of useful instruction. If you've played on-line, stared at the board and wondered "what next" or if you're losing because of blunders, this is THE book to read first.
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Here's my story:
My brother is a chess Master...but he also is an accomplished checker player. It was checkers that helped us become, what I consider, "best friends". He used to beat me all the time at checkers, but it didn't bother me, because I was learning. Then I found this book. The tables turned.

Now, as a lifetime member of the American Checkers Federation, I look at the 100+ books and can honestly say that this one is the best.
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The strategies and tactics in this book are great; however, the writing style of the author is a little stiff and makes it a bit more difficult to follow through parts of the book.

It should be noted that there are actually few good checkers book published at all. Chess is more complex, and therefore tomes upon tomes have been published about it. However, the relative simpleness of the game of checkers should then draw many more people to learn how to play this game.

Becoming skilled at checkers, then, is one of the objectives the author has achieved (the book was first published in 1956 and is a revision of the work originally published by A.S. Barnes in 1941).

This book, truly, is a classic.
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very good book, Hoppers love for the game translates across the pages. he puts plenty of personality in the book as he teaches so it's not a dry read. because of this and it's shorter length it should be good for younger readers as well (though there's plenty of deeper tid-bits for guys like me with a chess background.) good stuff!
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Hope I can get some good pointers to finally beat someone who beats me every time. reading now seems to have great pointers if I can remember them as surely I will not be able to sit at the board with it while playing.
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