"Are you up for a game?" Next
time somebody asks, make sure you've studied the best moves as
nominated by every world renowned checkers expert we could find.
Try these moves and you may just become Monarch of the Game Room.
10. The Twist (Okay, this is really a Chubby
Checker move.) (13)
9. Terror from above (14)
8. Hogging the edge (16)
7. The "I'm a Hurricane" move (17)
6. The Dread Mother-In-Law maneuver (20)
5. Getting kinged (25)
4. Jumping over one's opponent (25)
3. Double king jump (31)
2. Forward right diagonal move (35)
1. Throwing the whole damn board into the air (57)
Whether it's because you're upset at a
losing streak or because you're just getting bored of so much
red and black, throwing the whole damn board in the air relieves
stress, goes "outside the box," and creates a fleeting
but lovely shower of plastic chips that the whole family can
enjoy. No wonder this maneuver is the favorite move of 75% of
people who play checkers.
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Leading up to the inevitable top-rated
game-ending move, here are some things you can do during a rousing
round of checkers: Forward left diagonal move, Move to corner
position, Single king jump, The Boomerang, The Bunny Hop, The
Stack-o-lee, The Gettysburg Rout, The King Louis the Sixteenth,
Stack all the checkers in one big tower, The Robert Stack.
©2001 by Randy Shandis
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