November 26th 2011
By Ted Taylor
best captain does not plunge headlong nor is the best soldier a fellow hot
The greatest victor wins without a battle.” Lao Tzu
Your opponent will beat himself by falling into tricks, traps, and
A good example is the compound stroke.
returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the
battle to the strong
nor yet favor to men of skill but time and chance
happeneth to them all.” Ecc. 9:11
In three move tournaments the luck of the draw is time and
Time is in our favor because when we are where we belong our
Chance is just what it says. We are taking a chance on
the card we draw
whether we know the game or not. It is important to know
the more games you know the better chances you have.
Checkers is inherited so use your instinct, as Andy
Griffith would say,
“It’s not so much that you go by the book but use your
good old common sense.”
After all some things the books don’t teach…
Instinct is one.
“Knowledge is important, but the game of checkers is
fundamentally a test
of what you can see, rather than what you can
remember”… Dr. Marion F. Tinsley
“Imagination is better that Knowledge.” Albert
It is better to use your imagination and visualize
than just use your memory.
Let’s use our God given ability… Our Instinct