Elbert Lowder

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Elbert Lowder (born 1932; died December 14, 2006[1]) was American checkers champion noted for dominating the "11-man ballot".[2] He worked as a piano tuner[3] and was from North Carolina.[4] As one of the grandmasters who played against the Chinook program he is mentioned several times in Jonathan Schaeffer's book One Jump Ahead: Challenging Human Supremacy in Checkers.[5] Elbert Lowder was a member of the United Methodist Church.

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  1. ^ "North Carolina Checker Association". Nccheckers.org. 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  2. ^ "WCDF Champions list". Wcdf.net. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  3. ^ "The Robesonian - November 25, 1977". News.google.com. 1977-11-25. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  4. ^ "The Evening Independent - February 15, 1966". News.google.com. 1966-02-15. Retrieved 2013-11-05. 
  5. ^ Jonathan Schaeffer, One Jump Ahead: Challenging Human Supremacy in Checkers. (Springer, 1997), pgs 94, 110, 126, 138-141, 143, 167, 243-244, 260-261, 263, 265, 267, 272-273, 368-369, 374, 447, and 554