Jake's puzzles

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Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:25 pm

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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:27 pm

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Postby tgf on Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:35 pm

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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby Bill Salot on Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:03 pm

Jake,

These were nice problems.

But if you put one in a contest, it would get more scrutiny than these will.
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:38 pm

Position 3 did not work out, but I left it in, nice idea
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:05 pm

The birth of the idea - Position 4
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Second attempt - Position 5
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I had this idea while driving, had to park to work it out and send via the cell phone.
Started driving and found a better starting setup, found a public PC to post it.
Conclusion? - I am a dangerous driver :)
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:46 am

Position 6
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Position 7
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Sat May 02, 2015 8:42 pm

It is so annoying to keep turning each position upside down in the Aurora output, I just sent Mr. Svirin a letter with suggestions for Straight checkers modifications
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby George Hay on Mon May 04, 2015 8:12 am

Hi Jake, one of the best "how to" books on any subject IMHO is Checkers Made Easy by Arthur Riesman. This book was salvaged from obscurity by Bod Newell and Richard Pask as an early e-book from the Checker Maven. Now it reaches an even wider audience with your Online Checkers Library.

http://checkersusa.com/books/straight/R ... e_Easy.pdf

On thing I like about this book is that it has square one at the bottom of the page instead of the usual top.
I like the variety, even in this small way. :)

--George Hay
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Sun May 17, 2015 6:02 pm

I just saw a wonderful shot on Facebook and wanted to respond with something even half as good.
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Tue May 19, 2015 1:33 am

More ideas
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Re: Jake's puzzles

Postby tgf on Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:05 pm

tgf wrote:It is so annoying to keep turning each position upside down in the Aurora output, I just sent Mr. Svirin a letter with suggestions for Straight checkers modifications

Yes, forgot to notify that Mr. Svirin indeed made an option for white to start, here is a sample output.
It is present in the Aurora Borealis 3.7.5 Beta version https://www.facebook.com/AuroraBorealis ... s/?fref=nf
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