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The History of Checkers (Draughts) By Govert Westerveld
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The modern game of chess started around 1475 in Spain when the queen and bishop got a much more powerful move. It was called "Mad Queen Chess". These new rules quickly spread throughout... More > western Europe and in Spain. The enhanced move for the chess queen started after the coronation of the powerfull queen of Spain Isabella I. The historical records duly note that Queen Isabella I was crowned with the sword of justice raised in front of her, and the sceptre and throne were given to her. This allusion to the real-world event is so clear within the Scachs d’Amor poem to Isabella’s actual coronation that the inspiration of Queen Isabella for the new chess queen and powerfull dama of the draughts game is unquestionable. The Spaniards like the Moors, played a game on the board of lines and called it alquerque. The game became modern draughts through being transferred to the chessboard around that time. This book is the result of at least 30 years investigations in the Spanish archives< Less
THE HISTORY OF DRAUGHTS IN CORNWALL By .
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THIS A5 B/W BOOK, EXPLAINS THE HISTORY OF DRAUGHTS IN CORNWALL FROM THE 1800s TO THE PRESENT, 2015. IT HAS MANY PICTURES OF PAST PLAYERS AND RECORDS OF WINNERS BY THE YEAR, CUPS AND SHIELDS ETC ETC.
The Draughts of November By Joel Kelly
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Two stories written for National Novel Writing Month by Joel Thomas Kelly. First, in Tartarus: The Land Between The Waters, a young man dies on one world only to discover new life on another - a... More > world of strange wonders, terrifying monsters, fallen civilizations and religious fanatics. Beneath the surface of an impossible planet on the far edge of the universe, he finds clues to an ancient mystery and battles those who would enslave his newfound friends. Then, in Xibalba: New Moon on Monday, ancient prophecies converge when an asteroid is discovered hurtling toward Earth from the outer reaches of the solar system. One FBI agent investigates a bizarre family with mysterious powers and a unique history that may have the key to saving the world - if he can get them to agree to help. As the clock ticks away, he begins to discover the real danger to Earth may be far greater than anyone suspects. For more information on National Novel Writing Month, go to www.nanowrimo.org.< Less
The History of Alquerque-12. Spain and France. Volume I. By Govert Westerveld
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Scholars did not consider it necessary to grant Spain the honour of being the creative country of the game of draughts and of the new modality in the chess game with the new dama. Both the... More > alquerque-3 as the alquerque-9 games were known in Roman times. Completely different is the situation for the alquerque-12 game. It is said that the alquerque has its origin in Egypt. Perhaps this is the case for the alquerque-3 and alquerque-9 games, but never for alquerque-12 game. Some authors claim that the alquerque-12 game is a Greek or Roman game, but the great expert of these games, Dr. Ulrich Schädler, discards it. This book is the first proof that the alquerque-12 game was not popular at all in France, but much more in Spain, where the new chess game and draughts game were invented.< Less
The History of Alquerque-12. Remaining countries. Volume II. By Govert Westerveld
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The first Spanish books about the game of draughts have a very high standard and date from the XVI century, while the first French book comes from the XVII century and the game description is very... More > basic. Contrarily to this evidence scholars did not consider it necessary to grant Spain the honour of being the country of creation of the game of draughts and of the new modality in chess with the new dama. Both the Alquerque-3 and the Alquerque-9 games were known in Roman times. The situation is completely different for the Alquerque-12 game. It is said that the Alquerque has its origin in Egypt. Perhaps this is the case for the Alquerque-3 and Alquerque-9 games, but never for Alquerque-12. Some authors claim that the Alquerque-12 game is a Greek or Roman game, but the great expert of these games, Dr. Ulrich Schädler, discards those theories. The first volume of the Alquerque-12 game unravels France and Spain. The second volume deals with the remaining countries of the world.< Less
Woldouby's Biography, Extraordinary Senegalese checkers player during his stay in France 1910 – 1911. By Govert Westerveld
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Every checkers player knows about Woldouby's famous position. This 21 year-old Senegalese drew a lot of attention in Paris in 1910 when he won against all challengers in his store located in the... More > Senegalese village of the Exposition of Jardin d'Acclimatation zoologique. No one understood how this player could win all the games that fast. After Amadou Kandie Woldouby was the second African who participated in a checkers tournament in Paris since he became the city champion in 1911. In 1911 he left France and no one knew his whereabouts since then. In this biography we show that Weiss' golpe (shot) actually was Woldouby's golpe, since he won against Isidore Weiss with it. On the other hand we want to show that Woldouby returned to Senegal in 1911 to take the place of a checkers runner-up in 1913. His biography deserves a worthy place in the history of checkers, as he was the prominent predecessor of the famous Senegalese checkers player Baba Sy.< Less
The Spanish Origin of the Checkers and Modern Chess Game. Volume III. By Govert Westerveld
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Since 1987 we have defended in articles that the Spanish queen Isabella I of Castile (Isabel la Católica) was the new chess queen (dama) on the chessboard. Other publications were in 1990,... More > 1994, 1997, and 2004. And of course, Marilyn Yalom studied our book during her visit to the National Library in The Hague (Holland) before she wrote Birth of the Chess Queen in 2004. In her book one cannot see that in 1987, 1990, and 1994 we already published material about Isabel la Catolica (Isabel I of Castile) being the new powerful dama or chess queen on the chessboard. In other words we can state here that we have been studying Spanish history and its chess literature for over 30 years. Since 2003 we have also known the development of the new bishop in chess.< Less
De Spaanse oorsprong van het Dam- en moderne Schaakspel. Deel II By Govert Westerveld
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Met dit werk heeft de lezer in zijn handen het allerdiepste documentaire onderzoek dat ooit gedaan is aangaande de geschiedenis van het dam- en schaakspel. In dit monumentale werk zijn liefst... More > 1000 Europese boeken van vele landen onderzocht. De Spaanse konining Isabella van Castilië (1451-1504) was de oorzaak van een diepgaande verandering in het schaak- en alquerque-12 spel. Plotseling had de Koningin in 1475 meer macht als de Koning en dat kwam op doeltreffende manier meteen tot uiting in de nieuwe schaakdame van het schaakspel en de nieuwe dames (dammen) middels de gepromoveerde pionnen van het oude alquerque-12 spel dat overgezet werd op het schaakbord. De vele Engelse, Duits, Franse, Spaanse, Italiaanse en Nederlandse teksten worden afgewisseld met vele illustraties. Dit boek richt zich, in eerste instantie, tot onderzoekers op de universiteit, maar het boek is eveneens nuttig voor de damliefhebbers die zich met de geschiedenis van het damspel bezighouden.< Less
Biografía de Amadou Kandié, jugador de damas senegalés extraordinario, durante su estancia en Francia 1894-1895. By Govert Westerveld
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Amadou Kandié, de 25 años, fue el primer africano que participó en un torneo internacional de damas en París. Nuestro famoso jugador de damas era tejedor de... More > profesión. Era originario de Saint-Louis y había llegado a Europa con un grupo de paisanos para asistir a la Exhibición Senegalesa y de Dahomey. Desde Lyon, Amadou Kandié viajó a París para medir sus fuerzas con los jugadores de esta ciudad. Llegó justo el 12 de agosto, día en el que se comenzó a jugar el Gran Torneo Internacional de Damas de París, de 1894. Quedó en el quinto lugar con únicamente 2 puntos menos que L. Barteling, A. Dussaut y L. Raphaël, quienes obtuvieron 39 puntos. Fue la gran sorpresa del torneo. Su biografía merece un lugar digno en la Historia del Juego de las Damas, puesto que fue el destacado antecesor de los famosos damistas senegaleses Woldouby y Baba Sy.< Less
Biografía de Maurice Raichenbach, Tomo II. By Govert Westerveld
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Maurice Raichenbach (nacido en Polonskoye cerca de Varsovia, Polonia el 12 de mayo de 1915, murió en Hauts-de-Seine, Francia el 1 de marzo de 1998) fue un campeón de damas... More > francés de origen polaco. Fue el más joven de los seis hijos del encuadernador de libros Samuel Raichenbach. Su infancia la pasó en los alrededores de Varsovia, pero cuando era niño su madre murió y su padre y él se trasladaron en 1923 a Francia, estableciéndose en Paris. Con 16 años hizo su primera gira por Francia y logró ganar a todos los maestros provinciales. Ya con esta edad obtuvo excelentes resultados como jugador de simultáneas y pronto demostró ser en esta actividad el homólogo de Springer y Fabre. Pronto se unió al prestigioso club “Damier Paris”. Fue campeón del mundo entre los años 1933 y 1938.< Less

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