Sam Gonotsky

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Samuel Gonotsky (born in Russia, 1902; emigrated to the United States, 1906;[1] died in Hurley Hospital, Detroit, of pleural tuberculosis, April 5, 1929[2]) was a leading American checkers, or English draughts, player in the Two-Move Era (1863–1929). He is considered to be possibly the best "crossboard player" and the best US player of the 1920s.


  1. ^ "Won Checker Champion". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. 1924-05-14. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  2. ^ "The Immortal Sam Gonotsky (1902-1929)". Retrieved 2011-01-25. 

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