Carl Reno is not planning to reprint his excellent Go-As-You-Please primer The Work of the Pentium
, and has given me permission to reprint and distribute it. For those of you unfamiliar with the book, it includes lots of Carl's cooks on most of the standard GAYP lines, including a section on the "Double Book" (9-14 22-17 11-15 25-22 8-11) unrivaled in checkers literature. The layout is similar to Master Play
, with the trunk and variations on the left-hand page and Carl's annotations on the right-hand page. All told there is about 100 pages of play (8.5x11" pages), much of it unique to the book.
Since I would need to do the printing locally, I'd like to gauge potential interest in the book beforehand. The printing prices go down slightly for larger orders, so if there's enough interest to sell 10 copies I could set the price at $25 per copy; if there were enough interest for 20 or more copies then I could reduce the per-copy price to $20. Any profits would go to the youth checkers fund, which helps buy equipment for scholastic checkers programs and offers partial tournament scholarships to young players who would otherwise face financial hardship.
You don't have to send any money now, but if you'd be interested in a copy of Carl's book, please post here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I would have these at the Nationals this year (July 25-30, Medina, OH), and could also have some copies at the Southern tournament next month as well.