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|This program has everything there is to make a
master player! So far Im trying to get Chamblee win down.
This win is neat and even free version of kingsrow
doesn't see its a win the 5-9 move is actually in
its book rated -14 slight advantage lol. And I won
it(after missing the win lots of times) And I know
many people don't know spider web position and
Dunne's win/lost. I was shocked knowing i been in dunne's
win/lost position or had a person in that position that it was a
straight win. I love this program its truly amazing and informative!
David Miller 8/30/02
|There is so
much in SC Gold, one can become confused. On the SC page (here) is a
suggested Syllabus for study, so as to systematically study with the
Dragging your pieces is important, as you can set up your favorite
problems and "drag" your way through the solution, till you
understand it and why the moves made have to be made. Then solving
others will come more easily.
Playing must rhyme, and always have a reason for the move you intend,
and how you are going to bring on more pieces so as use them
No player will advance to expert and master without problem study.
That is the secret. So use the syllabus, or develop your own, so as
to study with purpose. |
The Mini's supplement SC Gold. They do not have
the standard positions, Themes, Famous position etc vital to
learning. But they have fine games and ESPECIALLY problems that are
necessary to know.
Do your homework and the expert level is not far away for you. I
personally guarantee SC Gold will help anyone
advance to the expert level, much faster and much easier than any
other teaching medium. SC is the ONLY teaching software on this
Get It! Use it! FOR PAID CUSTOMERS. You may have additional
copies (perhaps for a friend) of Gold and both Mini's for $25. Email
AL Lyman, Author and Webmaster
A DEMO/EVALUATION copy is not necessary. Use the sample
Get the Gold version AND both Vol-1&2 of the Mini Series
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Checkers is here!
Our 1st, in a series, is Mini Volume-1 15/10. 15 great problems
and 10 great games. All new and not in the Gold
version. All new music and backgrounds. New
interface. Just 1.3 MB! This series, coupled with the
Gold version will be a virtual "Encyclopedia" of
Checkers. These will be issued in volumes. Get Volume-1
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|The 2nd Vol of the Mini series is ready. It features
the problems of the legendary, Bert Berry and L.J. Vair,
with the Vair material NOT in the Gold version. All new
games, on the Switcher (a new defense) The Double Corner
Dyke, 10-14, 22-17, 7-10 and more. As usual our lessons are
included. $14.95. COMING. A vol with ALL the Bert Berry and
L.J. Vair problems ever pub. Also additional one's by
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See Sample Games....See
Sample Game 1
Sample Game 2
Get Straight Checkers Gold without MIni's for $49. A
of lessons. Young players, and students to Masters
should have Straight Checkers Gold. (NO Mini's included)
$49. Gold Version only.
Does not include the Mini series.
THE 1ST 20 MOVES OF ALL approved openings in the
3-move deck! All professionally annotated, with
explanations of why the move given is played.
Straight Checkers has 2 interfaces.
Click for full screen image.
ALL 9-13's, 9-14's, 10-14's, 10-154's, 11-15's, 11-16's and
|Question: "I've purchased SC Gold and am
confused, there is so much material. What is a suggested
Syllabus for study."|
Answer. Great question. OK:
1. Start with the Lessons.
2. Study the standard
3. Study the "Themes" section.
Go over 10 of the Joe Charles problems.
5. Now look at
the "Sight solvers."
6. Study the drag your own pieces.
These are very easy and very instructional.
8. Study the rest of the problems.
9. Study the "early openings traps."
10. Study the games and 1st 20 moves of all openings.
Lastly, go over the majestic King Majority endings..like the magnificent
"Lear-Pool" endings and "The Dean's endings." Then
tackle "McCulloch's Masterpiece" and "Bowen's Twins."
Don't forget the misc menu.
TV Interface is carried over
The games most difficult Gems
The games Most Famous Positions
Complete coverage of the Lear-Pool endings.
Complete coverage od the Dean's Position's endings.
A "drag" board and pieces to set up and practice
the games/problems in the program or any other.
Dangerous Position's-shows where you can't move
All previous games/problems are still included.
The best of scores of Checkers books tht would
is in the Gold Version
The interface includes our new and beautiful
well as out popular "TV" games interface-with many
games/problems added to the TV interface.
Sound and music are included. Turn it on/off.
All menus are the same screen. Most games/problems
the main screen interface.
Detailed annotations and explantions of why you move where
Lesson from beginner to Master and everything
Once you purchase Straight Checkers Gold, you become a
preferred customer and receive free updates and/or reduced
prices for newer versions.
NOTE: There will be a $15 charge for
additional copies or replacements.
This will require you send an email request for either.
"Had a problem with my e-mail I didn't know about. I have
The program is great and I can't wait to have more time with
it. I don't
know why someone hasn't put this kind of program together
before. As much as
I enjoy my checker playing programs--I expect this one to help me improve my
checkers skills more. Checkers books are hard to find;
such as SC Gold should be given more attention by programmers
in the future.
This is a fantastic program--I would recommend it to any
player. Feel free to use my recommendation."
"Thank you for the advance notice of Straight Checkers Gold.
As an owner of the original version, I couldn't wait to place
my order. It looks great, runs great, and I am glad I did."
"A masterpiece. The 1st 20 moves of all 3-move openings, and
the Lear-Pool ending as well as the Dean's endings are
"The advance notice to previous owners is much appreciated.
So it this fine program. Don't know what I would do
without it." G.S.-Ark.
"SC Gold is just just fabulous." E.M-Miss.
"Straight Checkers Gold, is not only beautifully done,
it's meaningful and truly teaches. Well done.
"Anyone is a much better player with SC Gold. The
annotations and explanations are incredible." C.J-VA.
Do you own one of the fine programs that play Checkers?
They are necessary for analyzing, but teach little-if anything. They just play for you.
Straight Checkers Gold teaches.
Learn the game. Learn to play well. Order now.
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| YOU CAN STILL purchase the older and
Original Straight Checkers and it's Update for $30.
Use the Internet standard-PayPal.|
Checker lessons last a lifetime. Lines laid down in 1650,
are still played today, because you can't deviate from sound
play. They will be good 200 years from now also. Learn to
play the game correctly.
$89 is a small price for a
professional teaching program. Straight Checkers is the only
teaching program in the world.
Games: The best of Tinsley, Ryan and Hellman. Problems by
Tom Wiswell, Joe Charles, O.L Richmond, Ben Taylor etc .
on the "Move", Parameters. Much more. A complete lesson in
Straight Checkers Gold is
powerful! Installs in Windows 95/98/ ME/2000/NT. No other software
Fine animation's, sounds and backgrounds.
Very tasteful. Music, if the user chooses it from the menu.
Your are about to be a better player!
Screen shots may appear somewhat distorted or elongated,
but not in the actual program.
Expert annotations and
comments. "The reason" behind the move-explained. Illustrated
positions. Illustrated clues to solving problems.
Straight Checkers AND the Update is $30. EMAIL ME.
ACF Webmaster and Bulletin Editor
3328 N. Garfield
K.C. Mo. 64116
E-Mail. AL Lyman, Acf Editor & Webmaster
|Problems by Tom Wiswell|
*Jumping To a Conclusion
*The Naked Eye & 15 more.
Problems by Joe Charles
*30 Wins &12 more.
| What is a Parameter?
A Parameter is a fixed object in any equation. A tree in a back
yard is a parameter (fixed object) in the entire equation.
(the yard) On the board, 1 piece holding 1 piece is parameter
(fixed) in the entire equation. (the board) On the same board
two pieces holding 2 pieces is a separate parameter. One free
and mobile piece, opposed by one free and mobile piece is still
another parameter. We are drawing the threads together-like a
military General surveying the battlefield. Once identified,
the battle hinges around those parameters. Straight Checkers
delves into "Methodology." At last! Straight Checkers goes
"straight" to the problem, identifies the parameters, then
goes "straight" to the solution-based on the parameters. The
reason behind the moves we make. In the end-Success! Because
we look at the board with a whole new perspective. With more
understanding. Then we move for a reason-not just shove pieces
toward king row. Get Straight Checkers Gold. You will glad you did. |
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How many positions are possible in Checkers?|
500, 995, 484,
682, 338, 672, 639.Translated it is:500 quintillion,
quadrillion, 484 trillion, 682 billion, 338 million, 672
639..... Source-the pages of Ed Trice
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