Online checkers library.

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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:33 am

Yes,it means teacher (or tutor) of the world.
In chess at various times, Steinitz, Tarrasch, Euwe and Nimzowitsch had been called "Praeceptor Mundi" in order to emphasize their importance in chess literature.

To me, Oldbury is one of the great "techers" with his outstanding publications.

Also Ryan and Pask come into mind.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:41 am

It would be nice to preserve these books online for all to enjoy, its the first time I heard of The Last Hundred Moves and Student Encyclopedia
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:51 am

Herman Hoogland was the 1912 World Champion in International (10x10) Checkers and the first Dutch player to do so.
He also played several other draughts types including English and Frisian that sounds like what you describe with vertical jumps
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:34 am

Just to support the notion of preserving and sharing, here is the next volume of Encyclopedia Volume 5
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:42 am

Praeceptor Mundi (Latin) is a true and appropriate title for DEO. I've seen the Encyclopedia only since it is posted on the Online Checkers Library, but like Derek Edward Oldbury's other writings it is spirited and opinionated, always urging the reader to THINK.

--George Hay

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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:51 am

Thanks George, first reference to Encyclopedia, the last sixth volume just posted
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:05 am

Jake, thank you for posting The Complete Encyclopedia Of Checkers in six volumes by Derek Oldbury....I am reluctant to report that I cannot find Volume I in the Straight Checkers section of the Online Checkers Library.

--George Hay
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:09 am

Hehehe, I never said I posted all six, I said I posted the last sixth volume :)
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:26 am

I will work on volume 1 this weekend, this will end the year long project. While scanning I could not help but notice how innovative DEO was with presentation of material, as you said - he was making one THINK!
I also enjoyed reading his insights on the game - they were applicable to all types of checkers.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:38 am

The Encyclopedia project is over!! The first thanks go to George Miller, the former World Correspondence Champion, who passed these books to Martin Fierz, the author of CheckerBoard and Cake programs, who in his turn passed the books to the OCL library for maximum access.
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby George Hay on Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:01 am

Jake, thanx again for posting DEO's Encyclopedia, all the incredible six volumes! As Olbury himself wrote in the Forward to Vol. I:

I would emphasise that, except in passages clearly shown as “ quotes” , all opinions herein are my own— especially the outrageous ones.

These six volumes are indeed a treasure of the wit and wisdom of Derek Olbury!

--George Hay
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:13 am

The first ten days of April produced 20 items on straight checkers in the library, not bad at all!
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:18 pm

Who is in Mountain View, California?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:30 pm

The World Title matches in the library end in 2014, where can I find newer games?
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Re: Online checkers library.

Postby tgf on Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:39 pm

Let me ask again, where can I find world title games (and other tournaments) in pdn format?
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