Electronic Publications of Richard Pask
Here are the recent electronic publications of Grandmaster Richard Pask, from match indexes to full books, for free download, enjoyment, and instruction. All files have been re-rendered in PDF format for more universal access, and have been slightly re-formatted to print on US letter paper (but will print perfectly well on European A4 paper).
Checkers in a Nutshell. An introduction to the game, originally written for Martin Fierz to distribute with his CheckerBoard software.
Go As You Please Championships Index 1976-2003. A summary of lines played in the GAYP championships in recent years.
1902-2003 Index of Individual Matches. A compendium of lines played in select individual head-to-head matches over the last 100 years.
ACF Interdistrict Mail Playoffs Index 1965-2003. A summary of play in the ID mail tournaments, which are noted for their innovative play.
Read All About It: The Unknown Derek Oldbury. A series of 62 newspaper columns originally written years ago by Derek Oldbury.
'Move Over' Supplement. Explanatory material and problem solutions for Derek Oldbury's classic work, Move Over.
Key Openings, Revised Edition. A revision to Mr. Pask's earlier work on 3-move ballots.
The Golden Dozen. Analysis on the newest 12 additions to the 3-move deck.
Key Landings. Analysis and play on 25 important mid-game landings; a newly-typeset electronic reissue of the original 1990 edition.
Key Themes. Analysis and play on 25 important mid-game themes; a newly-typeset electronic reissue of the original 1991 edition.
Key Endings. Analysis and play on 25 important endings; a newly-typeset electronic reissue of the original 1992 edition.
The Legendary Tinsley. An exhaustive indexed and annotated documentary of Dr. Marion Tinsley's extraordinary checker career.
Play Better Checkers and Draughts. The electronic version of the first printing of this extensive, intermediate to advanced level work.
21st Century Checkers: 9-13s. The first volume of a new 7-volume series on the 3-move ballots.
21st Century Checkers: 9-14s. The second volume in this ongoing series.
21st Century Checkers: 10-14s. The third volume in this ongoing series.
21st Century Checkers: 10-15s. The fourth volume in this ongoing series.
21st Century Checkers: 11-15s. The fifth volume in this ongoing series.
21st Century Checkers: 11-16s. The sixth volume in this ongoing series.
21st Century Checkers: 12-16s. The seventh and concluding volume in this landmark series.
Complete Checkers, the above seven volumes in one large book, supplemented with much additional material. Now in edition 3 with a cumulative two hundred revisions and corrections. A free download subject to the condition that you may not redistribute it or post it on any website in any form whatsoever. You can also buy a reasonably priced printed copy from Amazon US (also available from Amazon in the UK and Europe).
Logical Checkers, Vol. 1: Novice. The first of a projected five-volume series, teaching checkers in a layered approach from novice to master level.
Checkers for the
Novice. A revised and improved version of Logical Checkers
Volume 1. An
edition can be obtained from Amazon US as well as Amazon UK and
Amazon Europe. Revised June 2019 with minor changes as given in this
errata sheet, and again in August 2020.
Logical Checkers Volume 2: Freestyle Expert. 1st Electronic Edition.
Logical Checkers Volume 3: Checkers for the Two-Move Expert. 1st Electronic Edition.
Logical Checkers Volume 4: Checkers for the Three-Move Expert: Balanced Ballots. 1st Electronic Edition.
Logical Checkers Volume 5: Checkers for the Three-Move Expert: Unbalanced Ballots. 1st Electronic Edition. This completes the five-volume series. A print edition comprising the entire series in one volume is expected in late 2021.
Grandmaster Richard Pask