Version reviewed


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



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


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.


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.


5 Star

Where to obtain

Jim Loy – moc.l1718783954iamg@171878395467yol1718783954mij1718783954

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…