Norman Rockwell's famous checker
painting-"Last Move." The painting once adorned the cover of "The Saturday
Evening Post" magazine. Click Here for a larger
Visit and play the
famed CHINOOK. The Man vs Machine world champion by Dr. Jonathan Schaeffer, Univ
of Alberta. Click the computer.
Edgar Allan Poe and Benjamin Franklin on Checkers and
Draughts. A great and elegant game. Go Here DR.
MARION F. TINSLEY Read about the greatest player of all time. Go Here A
Recent issue of "SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, has an excellent article on CHECKERS.
Don't miss it
checkerworld.com is coming !
Checkerworld.com is our new domain name. Soon-we will move our pages to there.
GO THERE AND BOOKMARK IT! Currently the new site is under construction.
OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT. Alex Moiseyev won the recent Ohio State Ty. VIRGINIA
STATE TY. Les Balderson won the recent VA. State Ty.
An interview with Mr. Checkers-R.L.
(Dick) Fortman. Good when it was first posted. Good today. Good for all
times. Don't miss it.
This site is dedicated to the English/American 8x8 style of Checkers
and Draughts. To see the Rules click The Rules above. For other versions,
use search engines. Some Int'l sites will be in our links section.
Positions that constantly arise in play. 1st
position, 2nd position, 3rd position, 4th position, 5th position etc. Hans L'Hoest has a new Checker page. This dedicated
player/writer just got started with his page, but already it is one of my
favorites. Well done Hans! Go
What is harder-Chess or Checkers. Go Here
Try our "Site Search" at top of page. Want to know about Tom Wiswell? Just enter
a keyword=Wiswell. Want to know about "the move"- just enter calculate, or the
move. Want to know about Asa Long. Just enter Asa or Long etc. For 1st position
enter 1st position or standard positions. Use keywords.
Straight Checkers/Draughts Online Magazine! Monthly articles. Go Here
Straight Checkers Gold and the NEW Mini Series. Unique Teaching
software. SC Gold delivers what it promises. See comments below. Mini
Vol-2 is now ready. Purchase Gold and both Mini's. A lifetime of lessons.
For 32 bit Windows. 95/98/Me/2000/XP/NT.
Our Straight Checkers Programs does what it promises. It
teaches. Straight Checkers does NOT play checkers. It is pre-made
games/problems, positions, that you navigate 1 move at a time and read the
expert annotations and comments. "Why the move is given-is explained. Many
times, the "key" pieces in the formation are highlighted, so as to explain
the attack/defense. Once seen, the explanations help one to realize why
the moves given are correct. The original Gold Version and the 2 Mini
add-ons is 3 separate-stand alone-programs. All 3 programs
See the links above.
Our new home is CHECKERWORLD.com! See all
of our pages there. The links here still work, but this site will be
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Moiseyev defeats Lowder for World Title
NOTE: There is talk of a World title Match between
Alex Moiseyev, champion, and Ron King. Any such match would be early
in 2003, perhaps by the end of March. There are donations for this
match, but no final word or contract.
Alex Moiseyev soundly defeated Elbert Lowder 12-0-17 draws to become the
new ACF 3-Move World Champion. The match was slated for 40 games,
but with a 12 game lead and only 11 to go, the match was ended.
The pair played for the vacant 3-move world title, when the ACF
relieved Ron King of the title for failing to sign a bonafide
contract to defend it. They played the match at the International
Checker Hall Of Fame, in Petal, Ms, commencing on March 11th.
Congratulations to Alex Moiseyev! Elbert Lowder has had such
a brilliant career, he deserves our praise also. Thanks
Straight Checkers Gold and the New Mini
Straight Checkers Gold
and Mini series is a teaching program. The only one on this planet.
Hall of fame games/problems with explanations of why you move where
you do. Have a young student of the game in your family? SC is for
you. For experts and masters too! The 1st 20 moves of ALL openings.
Expertly annotated. Sample games and screenshots. Purchase/Evaluate.
Go here. SC Gold and
Here is an evaluation of the program from World Mail Play
Champion George Miller
I have downloaded the demo of Straight Checkers and
can wholeheartedly say that it is an important contribution to
the literature of the game. The material is easily followed and as a
learning tool it is VERY, VERY good. Had I had this at my disposal
when coaching the Youth players in the early 1990's it would have
made my job a lot easier and would certainly enabled many more fine
young players to take their first step on the road to checker
mastery. This format for the presentation and understanding of
checkers is an important first step, a tutorial, to be used in
conjunction with detailed book study and constantly testing yourself
in crossboard play. Well done Al!........
Checker Opening's have names.
Chess has "The King's Indian" and many others. Checkers has "The
Double Cross", "The Skullcracker", "The Old 14th" and many others.
See them. Go