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2005-12-19
New Checker Books

I recently obtained a copy of Dennis Pawlek's German Open book -- a very nice book with fine pictures of many European checker friends I recently met in Prague. (see above post for order info)

Several other new checker books (all available in numbered copy) are being prepared for release within the next few months.

"The Sixth" by Alex Moiseyev. This work has been years in the making, and is loaded with tons of new play and diagrams. Book will be around 360 pages, hard cover, and will contain:
1) WCM 2002 with Elbert Lowder (29 games)
2) WCM 2003 with Ron King (35 games)
3) 50 selected games, 1996-2004

8th International Match -- by Gerry Lopez (see his note below). This book covers the recent Las Vegas match between U.S. and Great Britain-Ireland and includes history, pictures, etc. A team of top annotators was assembled to cover these 200 games.

10th ACA National Tournament (1939), distributed by Alan Millhone. Most of these selected games have never been published! Annotations by Richard Fortman, with comments from winner Asa Long. Further annotations, and type setting by Jim Loy. There will be 50 numbered copies signed by Fortman, Loy, and Millhone.

2005 Ohio book by Richard Beckwith. Contains annotated games from 2004 and 2005 Ohio tournaments (masters) as well as matches involving Alex Moiseyev, Richard Beckwith (including the 6-hour+ Alex game!), Louis Cowie, and Gene Zuber. A Louis Cowie problem section and Ohio checker history are also included.

These four books (and more details) have recently been added to ACF Store/Books page for Paypal users. Note that there are two pricing options (numbered vs. unnumbered) for both "The Sixth" and the 8th I.M. book. Check or money order may also be sent directly to the sender.

Richard Beckwith,
ACF Player Rep