Robert Martins

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Robert Martins (born in Penryn, Cornwall on 26 February 1822;[1] died 1904[2]) was a British draughts player who was World Checkers/Draughts Champion from 1859 to 1864.[3] Although of English/Cornish origin he spent much of his later life in Scotland. He was a noted rival of James Wyllie. "Chambers's Journal" physically described him as tall, pale-faced, and long-headed. While in personality they considered him courteous and cautious in expressing opinions on points of the game.[4]