After making the first three moves of the checkers game, the arbiter, Con McCarrick of Ireland, reaches out and starts White’s clock running. The White pieces are commanded by a tall, slim man dressed in a modest green suit, tie held in place by a clip with “Jesus” spelled out in colored stones. He pauses for a moment, makes his move, and then presses a button that stops his clock and starts Black’s. His opponent, playing the Black side, immediately captures a piece. Just two friends playing a game of checkers, or so it seems.
KeywordsSilicon Graphic World Championship Geiger Counter Black Player Computer Master
- 1.Marion Tinsley quoted in “Silicon Graphics World Draughts Championship,” the daily bulletins for the 1992 world man-machine checkers championship.Google Scholar