Articles about Famous PlayersThe Herd Laddie A biography of James Wyllie, after whom the program is named, by Chris Reekie.
Found at last - Wyllie's birthday New research reveals the true date of the Herd Laddie's birth, by Chris Reekie.
Anderson: The First World Champion A biography of Andrew Anderson, first World Champion, by Norrie Reid.
The Anderson - Wyllie matches Contemporary account of these early historic encounters by Anderson's second, John McKerrow.
James Sinclair The man who gave the Glasgow opening it's name, author and player James Sinclair, by Chris Reekie and Norrie Reid.
John Drummond (1806-1881) A biography of author and master player John Drummond, by Norrie Reid.
The Letter Writer: John McKerrow (1816-1910) A biography of master player John McKerrow, by Norrie Reid.
Robert Martins (1822-1904) A biography of World Champion Robert Martins, by Norrie Reid.
James Ferrie (1857-1929) A biography of World Champion James Ferrie, by Norrie Reid.
Robert D Yates (1857 - 1885) A brief biography of World Champion Robert Yates by your webmaster.
James Searight (1869-1939) A biography of Glasgow Champion James Searight, by Norrie Reid.
Richard Jordan (1872-1911) A biography of World Champion Richard Jordan, by Norrie Reid.
Robert Stewart (1873-1941) A biography of World Champion Robert Stewart, by Norrie Reid and Norrie Stewart.
"Wee George" Buchanan (1876-1910) A biography of boy champion George Buchanan, by Norrie Reid.
Clarence Freeman, "World Beater" A biography of this great but little known American champion, by Bob Podoff.
George M Tanner Bob Podoff tells the story of one of the great unsung heroes of the game, George Tanner, who was prevented from fulfilling his dream of representing America by racist bigotry.
Henry Christie Bob Podoff on the high scorer of the British team in the 2nd International match of 1927. Includes a game Christie v Gonotsky.
The Immortal Sam Gonotsky (1902-1929) A biography of the great Sam Gonotsky, by Bob Podoff.
The Iron Man Obituary of "Iron Man" Asa Long by British match play champion Richard Pask.
Sam Levy (1914-1938) Brief Biography of World Champion Sam Levy, by Bob Podoff.
Marion Tinsley: Human Perfection at Checkers? Dr Jonathan Schaeffer (head of the Chinook team) reflects on the genius of Marion Tinsley.
Derek Oldbury Obituary of author and World champion player Derek Oldbury by Martin Bryant.
William Edwards: Tournament King" Lindus Edwards presents a biography of his father William Edwards, one of the UK's finest players and winner of dozens of championships.
Interesting GamesEDA Games Archive Collection of games in recent EDA events.
Cooks in the Barred Openings Games and analysis of two ingenious cooks with which Bob Podoff won the US mailplay championship.
Carter's Corner Canadian Mailplay Champion Bill Carter annotates the first game of the recent World Mailplay Championship match.
The First World Title Match The games of the historic 1847 match between Andrew Anderson and James Wyllie, presented with animated board by your webmaster.
A Gonotsky Gem Previously unpublished masterpiece of the immortal Sam Gonotsky, by Bob Podoff.
The Sphinx Bob Podoff supplies another classic game on the dyke opening, brilliantly won by the immortal Sam Gonotsky, with notes by George Miller.
That Old Oldbury Magic A pretty game from the 1987 International Match.
Games from the British Open 2000 A selection of games from the British Open by reigning champion William Docherty.
The Longest Game The longest game that Wyllie Draughts ever played.
Henry Christie Bob Podoff on the high scorer of the British team in the 2nd International match in 1927. Includes a game Christie v Gonotsky.
What If... Bob Podoff reflects on players who missed the First and Second International matches in 1905 and 1927. Includes a game R Stewart v A Schaefer.
Practice Makes Perfect A pair of friendly games on the Tyne (10-15 21-17 9-13) opening between William Docherty and Wyllie Draughts played in preparation for the World Title Eliminator match 2001.
Interesting PositionsFirst Position The most commonly seen endgame win there is.
Second Position The second most commonly seen endgame win.
7 Piece Endgame Databases Some examples of Wyllie's endgame ability due to these databases, featuring corrections of Newell Banks, Sam Gonotsky and John Bradford, some of which are new to published play.
Strickland's Position A famous 7-piece ending that causes great difficulty to most draughts programs. Wyllie Draughts solves this instantly due to the 7-piece endgame database.
The Royal Tour An original draughts problem composed by your webmaster.
The Boston Strangler Another draughts problem also composed by your webmaster.
A Database Dilema Resolved A position that appeared to reveal a discrepancy between WCC and Wyllie Draughts endgame databases
General Draughts ArticlesWyllie Draughts v Alex MoiseyevA report by your webmaster on the recent Man-Machine match in Stonehaven.
A Heritage Denied The disgraceful story of the unpublished manuscript of the 10th American Tourney which was bought with donations from checker players around the World by a man who refuses to allow it to be published.
The Role of Computer Programs in Checkers - A Programmer's Perspective My personal views about the benefits and the drawbacks of the rise of the silicon player.
ACF Mailbag: The Wilderness 1 Analysis of a new attack in the Wilderness 1 opening from the ACF Bulletin by Al Lyman.
ACF Mailbag: The Gemini Openings Analysis of a fine new attack played by US Mailplay champion Bob Podoff in in the ID 2001 from the ACF Bulletin by Al Lyman.
All 174 3-move openings Table of all the 3-move openings (including barred openings) by Brian Hinkle.
Roster of Champions World, British and US champion title holders.
UK Draughts Clubs & Associations Directory of UK draughts organisations.
Moveover Download the manuscript of a book by the late Derek Oldbury, one of the greatest players of all time (zipped).
George Miller's Draughts Articles
Week 9: Trunk Lines, Part 2 This week we take a look at the Wilderness I (9-13 22-18 11-16) barred opening.
Week 8: Trunk Lines, Part 1 This week we take a look at the 9-13 23-19 10-15 barred opening.
Week 7: Completing the Deck This week featuring we take a look at the prospects for the remaining barred openings - can any of them be saved?
Week 6: Play on the Zone This week featuring a pair of games on the Maid-o'-the Mill and Souter openings between George Miller and Albert Tucker at MSN GameZone.
Week 5: Practice Makes Perfect This week featuring a pair of games on the Tyne (10-15 21-17 9-13) opening between William Docherty and Wyllie Draughts in preparation for the World Title Eliminator match.
Week 4: Whilter Merry-Go-Round This week featuring play on the "Whilter Smother" with an improvement by Wyllie Draughts.
Week 3: The Sphinx This week Bob Podoff supplies a classic game on the dyke opening, brilliantly won by the immortal Sam Gonotsky, with notes by George Miller.
Week 2: The Twilight Zone More play on the Twilight Zone (9-13 24-20 11-16) barred opening. This week we focus on the 22-18 attack.
Week 1: A trick earned is a trick learned Play on the Twilight Zone (9-13 24-20 11-16) barred opening - this issue deals with the 27-24 attack.
Detecto's Draughts Articles
The Worst BEMO Ever Played, Part 1 Beginning an appraisal of John F Horr, one of America's finest players.
The Worst BEMO Ever Played, Part 2 Continuing the appraisal of John F Horr.
The Worst BEMO Ever Played, Part 3 Continuing the appraisal of John F Horr.
The Worst BEMO Ever Played, Epilogue Concluding the appraisal of John F Horr.