Who is Willie Ryan Checkers?
Shamefully, the game of checkers has been left to our childhood. It is the first big person's game we purchase for a child, it is one of the first games we learned as a child. Checkers is a game that has been passed down generation to generation.
According to In Depth Info "Checkers" also known as Draughts Great Britain, roots back to an archeological dig at Ur in Iraq. The checkers game was played approximately 3000 B.C. according to scientific carbon dating. There was a slightly different board, number of pieces and obviously no rules left behind to teach us. To read more about checkers in Ancient Egypt and the Frenchman who got the idea of playing the game on a chess board, the English and their game of Draught and the remaining history please visit In Depth Info for a brief detailed history of this wonderful game. You can find the rules of the game here.
Sam Gonotsky lived from 1902 to 1929, a very short life indeed. Although during his minimal time here on earth he managed to reign in the game of checkers. Take a moment to read about his life. Willie Ryan lived from 1907 to 1954 and growing up near to Sam, they became childhood friends and, of course, shared a delightful time in the game of checkers. You can read about Willie Ryan aka Willie Ryan Checkers at the In Depth Info site.
Now I am off to do my own research on a really "cool" checkers board.... leave me a comment if you have any ideas or leads, I will love to hear what you have to say!