‘Win at Checkers’, by Millard Hopper

With regard to my newfound checkers hobby, I don’t yet have any trouble beating my five-year-old son, but the computer is killing me. Here’s the book I bought to learn proper strategy. It was written in 1941 by world champion Millard Hopper, and it’s both a good read and delightfully typeset. Tell me “Millard Hopper” isn’t the perfect name for a world-champion checkers player from the 1940s.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009