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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:33 pm

I just saw a couple of girls on the cover :)
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:34 pm

I need someone to update this list http://checkersusa.com/books/straight/Champions%20and%20Championships.pdf , it is a bit dated.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:13 am

Jake, the list of Anglo-American Checkers World Champions as recognized by the ACF would be a simple matter of updating for the 2013 World Championship match:

Michele Borghetti, Italy, 2013-present
Alex Moiseyev, United States, 2002-2013


Just FYI:

The WCDF has Alex Moiseyev as champion from 2003-2013,
and Ron King's Reign lasting until 2002.

The list is historical, of course the history is messy, but this is a very good list IMHO.

I just want to mention through the years it goes from Go-As-You-Please to contract openings. The contract openings included modified one-move restriction, choosing openings, drawing openings out of a hat, and some (but not all)
Go-As-You-Please games. Then there was the two-move restriction era, followed by the current three-move restriction era.

Go-As-You-Please is recognized and officially broke off to it's own World Championship in 1951. Ron King of Barbados is the current and long term GAYP World Champion.

A complete list of current World Championships is on the WCDF website. But I believe that has to be updated to include Alex Holmes as the GAYP Youth World Champion since 2013.
http://www.wcdf.net/champions.htm

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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:00 pm

I found similar lists in the ACF History, they too are dated but in better shape then the one sent to me.
Is there like a Wikipadia page with complete details?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:34 pm

Jake, no such Wikipedia list exists that I know of. The best place to go is the OMOCH Timeline.

http://www.online-museum-of-checkers-history.com/

I don't know of a specific list of WCM's that I would consider complete,except for what is culled from the OMOCH Timeline. The Americans and the British have past disputes over what is a WCM as recently as 2002. Historically, Anderson is considered World Champion from 1840, but 1847 is often given as the date of the first checkers WCM. The two-move era overlaps with the three move era. I could go on, but it gets, well messy! I still like the list of past champions, a very good list indeed! I consider the OMOCH Timeline my definitive source!

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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:04 am

I want to announce the completion of a very large project World Championship Matches.
I could not get all the pictures, and the story is only up to 2011, but nevertheless the project has much to offer.
P.S. Clicking on the year opens animated games.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:29 am

Leaving off the Borghetti vs Moiseyev 2013 match in Checkers is like leaving off
the Carlsen vs Anand 2013 match in Chess! :)

WCDF 3-Move World Championship Match 2013
Michelle Borghetti (Italy) vs Alex Moiseyev (USA) 6-3-29.
Borghetti wins the title.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:50 am

>the Carlsen vs Anand 2013 match in Chess
sorry - who are they? I do not follow chess
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:40 am

tgf wrote:>the Carlsen vs Anand 2013 match in Chess
sorry - who are they? I do not follow chess


They are the new Fischer and Spassky. :)
I believe Boris Spassky's sister was a checkers champion,
perhaps you have heard of her. :)
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:46 am

Yes, I knew Iraida personally, she was a very beautiful and refined lady.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:51 am

I first read about her back in 1972.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:07 am

Thanks George, I added info on the two Borghetti matches and removed the Champions list.
The games came courtesy of the Aurora Borealis database, it had thousands of games up to 2006.
Do you like game presentation? Fonts are nice and very easy to navigate from place to place.
But black kings blend with black checkers, can someone make a new graphic, or perhaps replace the whole set (empty squares, checkers, kings)?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:02 pm

Jake, I see the 2013 update in the WCM list, but I don't see any game presentation!
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:16 pm

Where do I get the games?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:49 pm

Jake, If you are looking for the games of the WCM 2013 there are two complete sets:

This is with Aurora Borealis.
http://www.cdadamello.com/public/Tornei/2013/WCM2013/

And this is with in ACF colors.
http://www.cdadamello.com/public/tornei ... ch%20WCDF/

Both designs are very nice, but Aurora Borealis could be better at distinguishing between man and king!
However, i do like the look of Aurora Borealis, and the automatic move option.

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