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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Wed May 20, 2015 8:34 pm

I was trying to find a name of the player in the old ACF bulletins and again as before wondered who it was that created such highly detailed and technical reports, analyses, history month after month.
Found names like Richard Fortman and W. B. Grandjean - who was the latter one?

Also was dismayed at the numorous holes in monthly buckets, I scanned what I had but no one responded to my request for the missing issues, surely we need to preserve ACF history.

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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Thu May 21, 2015 7:08 am

W.B. Grandjean won the Louisiana State Tournament in 1960.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby Palomino on Sat May 23, 2015 4:44 pm

Following Lee Munger (1952-1960) W. Burke Grandjean was the ACFB Editor (1961 -1989) followed by Charles Walker (1989-1994)

Obituary:

GRANDJEAN, W. B.

A retired chemical engineer for Ethyl Corp. and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Thursday, Aug. 12, 1999, at St. James Place.

He was 81 and a native of West Liberty, Iowa. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran.
Memorial services at St. James Place at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Survived by his wife of nine years, Maureen Clements Grandjean, her sons, Pete and Gary and their families; a daughter, Margot Grandjean Cummins and husband Kent of Austin, Texas, and their children, Kevin and wife Rachel of Grapevine, Texas, and Carolyn of Austin; and a son, Burke Dorn Grandjean and wife Patricia Taylor of Laramie, Wyo., and their children, Perry and Piper Taylor Grandjean. Preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Georgia Matthews Grandjean; and his parents.

He was secretary-editor of the American Checker Federation and a Louisiana checker champion. He was a devoted LSU basketball fan and a bridge player.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to St. James Place Foundation Resident Fund c/o Marisue LeVrier, 333 Lee Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.


Source: The Baton Rouge (La) Advocate Date: August 13, 1999
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sat May 23, 2015 6:00 pm

Never seen any 1952-1960 bulletins , have any survived?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:55 pm

I recently posted a 1987-12 issue of the Irish Draughts Journal. If I had more issues it would justify making a magazines page.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:24 pm

I finally found the original Gould's The Game of Draughts. Problems, Critical Positions, and Games!

All in all I had 15 additions to the Straight Checkers room this year, would be nice if European players start contributing their material.
New email address: editor2 @ checkersusa.com
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:50 pm

I posted some bits and pieces collected over a long time, if someone needs a project he can try to collect and combine into a single PDF newspaper clips such as Otago Daily, Board, etc.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:56 pm

I put hundreds of checker related pictures in the gallery, surprisingly little interest. I have hundreds more collected since then, just put some on the Facebook like
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:42 pm

Derek Oldbury's Encyclopedia is by far the longest and most expensive project I ever took, just posted volume 4.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:08 pm

I bought a couple of old books, welcome break from Oldbury, already posted
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:25 pm

Any comment on the Oldbury's Encyclopedia? How do you rate it against other great books?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:06 am

It is simply the best multiple-volume work on stategy and the midgame ever written.

It is informative and entertaining at the same time.


As a start I would recommend to get a copy of the one-volume summary "Student Encyclopedia", and after working through it, read the multi-volume work.


Oldbury was the Praeceptor Mundi for draughts/checkers, as was Ryan before him and as Richard Pask is today.

Oldbury's Encyclopedia is a classic, if not the classic in draughts/checkers literature per se.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby liam stephens on Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:53 am

Yes, his “Magnum Opus, Summa Com Laude”.

Also worthy of note are his magazines
The Square World 1966/67, and
A Game of Draughts 1946/47.

The latter includes a devastating critique of a booklet by Herman Hoogland (Utrecht) in which a new form of Draughts was proposed,
based on a hodge-podge of the rules from several variants of the game, such as horizontal and vertical moves, backward captures, long kings etc.
It also contains a brilliant series entitled The Last Hundred Moves, written in catechism format (question and response) dealing with the End Game.
I have no doubt it was inspired by the Ithica chapter in Ulysses.
(Brings back memories from days of yore, when every schoolchild, growing up, learned the Catechism off by heart.)


P S Also reminds me of an old phonetical joke question:
What kind of toothpick would a non-believer use?
Answer: A gnaw stick. :)
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:29 am

What is "Praeceptor Mundi" ?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby liam stephens on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:09 am

"Teacher of the World"

"In Chess literature Tarrasch occupies a unique position. Praeceptor Germaniae he was called ... later it was praeceptor mundi."

The term was also applied to the painter Albrecht Durer (1471- 1528).
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