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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 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.
A Draught of the Blue -- An Essence of the Dusk By F. W. (Francis William) Bain
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Francis William Bain (29 April 1863 – 3 March 1940) was a... More > British writer of fantasy stories that he claimed were translated from Sanskrit.He was born on 29 April 1863, the son of Joseph Bain. He was educated at Westminster School, before going up to Christ Church, Oxford where he distinguished himself as a student of Classics. In 1889, he was elected a fellow of All Souls College.In his youth he was a keen amateur footballer, representing the University against Cambridge between 1883 and 1886; he was also a member of the leading amateur teams of the time, Wanderers and Corinthians.In 1892, he entered the Indian Educational Service, going on to become a professor of History in the Deccan College of Poonah (Pune), in British India, until his retirement in 1919. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._Bain< 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
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
The Origin of the Checkers and Modern Chess Game. Volume III By Govert Westerveld
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This book, Volume III, at this moment is one of the most profound, rigorous and well-documented investigations ever into the history of draughts or chess. In this monumental work, around one thousand... More > books dealing with history, bibliography, technical treatises, literature, general culture, etc. were carefully studied and referenced. The intersection between the games of chess and draughts was much greater than was first thought, as the present research demonstrates. And as could not be otherwise: with the work and cooperation of one of the all-time great figures of the history of draughts and a chess historian specialized in the medieval-renaissance period and technical bibliography, everything would out. Indeed, a solid foundation on which to accommodate a truth that had so fiercely resisted the light of day. If this were not the case, without this team work, a lot, and maybe too much, time would have gone by until everything would have finally settled into its rightful place.< 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