Carl "Buster" Smith

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Carl Smith (right) during the WC international draughts 1972 against Andris Andreiko.

Carl "Buster" Smith (1921 – 1992) was an eleven-time "Top Master" champion in pool checkers. He won from 1967 to 1992.[1]

He began in his native Chicago and was city-wide champion by 17. He remained Chicago's best player until his death. He rarely played for money so made his living working for the post office.[2]

In 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1978 Carl Smith participated in the World Championships for the international draughts variant. His best achievement was a 5th place in 1976.

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http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-legend-of-buster-smith/Content?oid=881348