Meaning of the game's past, including the characters, settings, and objects, without relying on "tutorial"-style instruction.
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Prior to the development of checkers, there are two games that resemble that of checkers. The first is Seega that has history in Egypt and "Latrunculi" that traces it's history back to ancient Rome. According to scholars, checkers was first played approximately on 3,000 B.C.E. This is evident duee to archaeologists discovering its existence in Iraq's ancient city of Ur.
Marion Franklin Tinsley lived to be 68 years old and is considered the most skilled player. He is a nine time world champion. It was once claimed by Tinsley that he spent more than 10,000 hours practicing checkers while in graduate school.
In 1990 there was the Man vs Machine World Champion where Tinsley went against the checkers computer program called Chinook. Tinsly won the title with his four wins and Chinook's two wins. Together they had thirty three draws. Chinook's program was manually programed by its developers rather than programed with the assitance of artificial intelligence.
In 2008, Alex Moiseyev won the gold metal at the first World Mind Games. The event was held in Beijing, China and sponsored by the International Mind Sports Association. The five mind sports available for the event was Bridge, Chess, Checkers, Go, and Chinesse Chess.