James Ferrie

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James Ferrie (born 1857; died 1929[1]) was a Scottish checkers or English draughts player of Irish descent.[2] He was the World Checkers/Draughts Champion from 1894 to 1896 and again from 1903 to 1912[3] He first became champion by defeating James Wyllie in 1894.[4] He is mentioned in the book One Jump Ahead: Computer Perfection at Checkers by Jonathan Schaeffer.[5]