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Great Canadians: Alberta man "solves" checkers

Continuing with our Great Canadians series, we present Jonathan Schaeffer of the University of Alberta, who's recently solved the game of... checkers! Using a computer program, he's determined all the millions and millions of possible games in the game. Despite all that computing - and brain - power, he has yet to determine exactly why he did it and what if any use it could be to anyone.

Other Great Canadians include Wayne Gretzky, Rush, and no doubt several more.