Jim Loy’s Checker Problems Vol. 1 – Correcting the Ancients

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Jim Loy’s Checker Problems Vol. 1 – Correcting the Ancients

First Edition in 2008 – Totaling 273 pages.

Published by Jim Loy.








About the author

Jim Loy

Some of you will know Jim Loy. In his own words as of January 2021. ” I have lived my entire life in Montana (except for a few years in the Army, including Vietnam).  I am 73 right now.  I got a degree in mathematics and worked as a computer programmer. I am now retired.  I got into checkers because I wanted to write a checkers program for my Apple ][+ computer.  I joined the ACF and bought a pile of books.  My checkers improved faster than the checkers program did and I became a moderately strong mail player.  I created a WWW site with checkers pages.  I designed a checkers diagram font.  In 2005, I became the editor of the ACF Bulletin, which I still do.  I’ve written a lot of checkers books, more than anyone, although Tom Wiswell and Richard Pask have sold more.  I am coaching Lubabalo Kondlo by email.  He calls me “oldman,” which he assures me is a sign of respect.  I am currently writing the Best Checker Games of Walter Hellman.  I have created a lot of checkers problems by correcting other people’s games and problems.  I plan on living forever.  Which has worked so far.”

Book index

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Content

The book corrects most of the classic books but leaves out Lees’ as this is covered in another entire volume.

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Who is this book for

This is for everybody who would like to work with the old classics and have a correction on the book by todays standard.

Conclusion

Definitely a working guide for the aspiring player that wants to use the old masters but as well for a collector of books and completist. It is quite unusual and hard to obtain such work in one volume. A definite buy for any serious student to further the library if your into the ancient authors.

Rating

5 Star

Where to obtain

Jim Loy – moc.l1635205830iamg@163520583067yol1635205830mij1635205830

Other correction books

  • Correcting Lees’ Guide to the Game of Draughts or Checkers
  • Hall’s Correction Guide
  • Corrections of Errors in I-D Booklets (1972-1988)
  • Denvir’s Three Move Guide to Checkers : Corrections to Denvir’s Guide
  • Corrections to Boland’s Works

…and so many more…