Ron King

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Ron "Suki" King (born 1956) is a checkers player from Saint George, Barbados. He has won United States titles and twelve World Championship Titles at the game and is considered one of the strongest players of the game. He has been honored by his homeland being named Barbados's Sportsman of the Year in both 1991 and 1992. He also made it into Guinness World Records in 1998 for playing against 385 players simultaneously and beating them all.[1] He has been called the Muhammad Ali of the checkers world for his "trash-talking." His 2008 match against South African grandmaster Lubabalo Kondlo is the central subject in the Checkers documentary King Me.[2][3] In 2014 he lost his GAYP title to Sergio Scarpetta when King failed to appear for the final four games.[4]

World Championship titles[edit]

  • 3 time world champion (Three-move): 1994, 1996, 1997
  • 9 time world champion (GAYP, go as you please): 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2006, 2008[5]


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