About The Checker Maven

The Checker Maven is an internet magazine or "webzine" with a focus on Anglo-American 8x8 "straight" checkers/draughts. The intended audience is checker fans of all skill levels, from beginner to expert. The Checker Maven publishes problems, studies, games, news, features, checker fiction, and just about anything that is of interest to the serious checkerist. Since the editor is at best an intermediate level player, however, you might find that reflected in the content; our class of player needs much more tutoring than the expert players.

The Checker Maven compliments the checker feature pages on the main bobnewell.net website, and shares the same philosophy: that checkers is a game for everyone, a mind sport for the common man, and a great pastime and intellectual pursuit whose depth is not always seen or appreciated. The Checker Maven aims to present the pleasures of checkers to the world at large.

A new Checker Maven article is published each week, almost always early on Saturday morning, though once in a while we publish special, extra editions on other days. In over eleven years we haven't missed a single weekly publication date.

Comments and suggestions are most welcome; just email. If you'd like to write a feature for The Checker Maven let us know what you have in mind; guest articles are always of interest.

The Checker Maven is published as a service to the checker playing community, is not operated for profit, and is completely non-commercial. No fees are (or ever will be) charged and donations are not solicited. The site makes minimal use of cookies and Javascript and contains no ads (other than for our own publications), beacons, trackers, or other infringements upon your privacy.

We do from time to time discuss and potentially recommend products, services, web-sites, etc., that we feel are worthy and of interest to the checkerist. However this is done entirely and only on our own initiative, and absolutely no consideration or remuneration is solicited or accepted.

In addition to neither charging a subscription fee nor soliciting donations, we do not and will not participate in banner, ad-word, link exchange, or other third-party advertising programs.

The Checker Maven is offered on an as-is basis with no express or implied warranties of accuracy or usability. You must use information presented here entirely at your own risk.

The Checker Maven is dedicated to Mr. Bob Newell, Sr.; may his memory be for a blessing.

Enjoy The Checker Maven and the grand old game of checkers!

The Checker Maven is owned and operated by Avi Gobbler Publications. This page was last updated on March 20, 2016.