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*Some of these problems are composed, and others are from actual play or analysis. Repetitive study will pay great dividends. The beauty and elegance of Checkers is well defined with these fine Gems. The actual position may never come up in a lifetime in your games, but don't be surprised if some of them do. In any event, that doesn't matter. The themes, and the necessity to look ahead and look for the solutions-are in in every game you play! They teach mind-eye coordination. The secret to playing Checkers well..Is Problem Study. You get out of it what you put into it. These great problem will never baffle you again is you study them, and refresh on them often. That applies to problem study or playing. Do your homework... and play the game at the expert-master or grandmaster level. All great players do this and always have. Enjoy!












Use the board below. Drag the pieces on the board, drag them to move etc.

1. 17-14*, 10-17, 21-14, 3-8, ( nothing better ) 26-22*!. 18-25, 24-19*!, 16-23, 14-10*!, 6-15, 20-16, 11-20, 4-27, and with the move white soon traps the red king. WW. From the Missouri Association Newsletter.

2. Red intends to crown, then return to capture White's stranded piece on 14. But there are resources! 12-8, 13-17, 8-3, 17-22, 16-12*, 22-26, 12-8*!, 26-31, 11-7*!, 4-11, 7-2, and white has pulled a rabbit out of the hat. Drawn.

3. Considered by many the finest problem ever published. It is a gem of highest order, by A.J. Heffner. 1-5*, 29-25, 5-9*, 25-22, 9-13*, 22-18, 30-26*!, 21-25, 13-9*, 25-30, 9-5*, 30-23, 32-27*!, 23-32, 10-6*, 2-9, 5-23. WW. The beautiful double corner block.

4. 24-19*!, 15-24, 22-18*, 13-22, 23-19* etc. WW.

5. 6-10, 14-18, 10-15, 18-22, 13-17, 22-25, 15-19*!, 16-23, 31-26*!, 23-30, 17-21. WW.

6. 14-9*, 18-14, 9-6*, 2-9, 13-6, 14-10, 6-2, 10-7, 8-12, 7-16, 2-7*. Drawn. By Charles Hefter.

7. 16-11*, 25-30, 11-15*, 21-25, 3-7*, 25-30, 7-2*, ( retreating to victory ) 29-25, 15-18*, 23-26, 31-22, 30-26, 22-17*, 26-22, Now 18-14*!, 22-13, 14-9*, 13-6, 2-9. WW. By B. Taylor.

8. 8-12, 26-23-A, 11-8, 23-27, 8-3, 27-24, 12-8, 19-23, 8-11, 24-19, 3-8, 19-15, 8-4, 15-8, 4-11, 23-19, 11-8, 19-23, 18-15!, 23-18, 14-10, 18-4, 10-1. WW. by A.J. Heffner.
A. 26-30, 11-8, 30-25, 8-3, 25-21, 12-8, 19-23, 8-11, 23-19, 3-8, 21-25, 11-7, 6-10, 8-3, 10-17, 18-15. WW. Heffner.

9. 25-22*, 8-3, 7-11, 23-19, 15-18, 24-20, 18-23, 3-7, 23-27*, 31-24, 22-18, 7-16, 18-23, 19-15, 12-28, 15-10. Drawn. Author unknown.

10. 19-15*, 7-14,6-10*, 14-7, 3-10, 17-13, 10-6, 22-17, ( 21-17 5-9, same ) 5-9*, 25-22, 6-2, 13-6, 2-9, 17-13, 9-6, ( not 9-14, 22-17, 15-10, 13-9 etc. Drawn ) 21-17, 6-10, 13-9, 10-14, 17-10, 15-13. RW. By Tom Wiswell.

11. 14-9, 6-10, 17-14*!, 10-17, 9-6!, 1-10, 30-25!, 23-30, 5-1, 30-21, 1-6, 17-26, 6-22. Drawn. S.J. Pickering

12. 10-7, 22-26, 7-2*, 26-30, 2-6*, 30-25, 14-10, 25-22, 17-13, 15-11, 6-2, 22-18, 10-7-A, 18-15, 7-3, 8-12, 3-7, 12-16, 13-9-B, 5-14, 7-10. Drawn. By Ben Boland.
A. 10-6, 18-14, 6-1, 14-9, 13-6, 8-12. RW.
B. 7-3, 15-10, ( loses. 16-19, 3-7, 11-16 etc. draws ) 2-7*!, 11-2, 20-11, 10-15, ( 2-6 wins also ) 11-8, ( 3-8, 2-6, 11-7, 6-1. RW. ) 15-11, 8-4, 2-6, 3-8, 5-9*!, 8-15, 6-1 etc. RW.

13. 8-11, 16-20, 11-15, 24-28, 26-23, 20-24, ( 28-32, 15-19 ) 30-26, 28-32, 26-31, 32-27, 15-18, 29-25, 23-19. WW. By Fausto Dalumi.

14. 20-16, 6-10, 16-11, 10-15, 11-8, 14-18, 22-17*, ( 22-25 loses ) 15-10, 8-4, 18-23, 17-22, 10-15, 4-8, 3-7, 8-4, 23-27, 22-26, 15-19, 12-8. Drawn. By Fausto Dalumi.

15. 15-10, 28-32, 23-19, 32-28, 10-7, 17-22, 19-23, 28-32, 7-3, 22-17, 23-19, 32-28, 3-7, 17-22, 7-10, 22-17, 10-15, 17-22, 15-18. WW. The only way the position can be won. By Jack Gordon.

16. 1-6, 25-18, 6-9, 14-17, 9-13, 18-22, 26-23, 21-25, 23-18. Drawn. By James Moir.

17. 18-14, 9-18, 13-9, 6-13, 27-23, 18-27, 24-22. WW. By Barney Talis.

18. 21-25, 13-9, 25-29, 9-6, 29-25, 6-2, 25-22, 2-7, 22-18, 7-16, 23-27, 31-24, 18-23, 19-15, 12-28. Drawn. By Willie Ryan.

19. 31-26*, 4-8, 28-24*, 21-25, 26-30*, 25-29, 24-19*, 8-11, 30-26*, 29-25, 19-15*, 11-18, 26-22. WW by 1st position. By O.H. Richmond.

20. 32-28, 8-11, 22-18, 13-17, 21-14, 10-17, 19-15, 16-19, 23-16, 12-19, 15-8, 19-23, 24-19, 23-32, 8-3. WW. By Edwin F. Hunt.

21. 16-12*, 15-22, 11-15, 13-17, 12-16, 4-8, 16-19, 8-3, 19-23, 22-26, 23-18, 26-31, 15-11, 17-21, 18-23, 31-26, 23-19, 26-22, 19-15, 22-17, 15-10, 17-22, 10-6, 22-17, 30-26, 21-25, 26-30, 25-29, 6-10, 17-21, 10-14. WW. By Percy Bradt.

22. 11-15, 20-24, 15-19, 24-28, 19-24, 28-32, 24-28, 32-27, 14-18, 12-16, 18-15, 27-32, 28-24, 32-28, 15-11, 28-19, 11-20. WW. This cannot be won by the regular 1st position. By Chris Nelson.

23. 13-9, 12-16, 9-6, 10-15, 6-2, 19-23, 2-7, 23-32, 7-10, 16-19, 10-14, 18-23, 25-22. Drawn. by Sam Gonotsky.

24. 19-16, 12-19, 2-7, 11-15, 7-11, 15-18, 11-15, 19-24, 15-22, 27-23, 20-16. Draw. R.D. Yates

25. 17-22*! (17-21 loses by Wardell who though the position a loss. Sweeney came along with 17-22* to prove a dr) 7-10, 22-25*, 23-18, 25-22, 18-25, 9-14. Drawn.

26. 9-13, 17-14, 3-7!, 8-3, 15-10, 12-8, 10-17, 3-10, 17-14, (changes the move) 10-17, 13-22, 8-3, 22-18, 3-7, 18-15. RW.

27. 23-19*!, ( if 1-6, 15-11 wins. )15-24, 28-19, 8-11, 1-6*, ( if 13-17, 22-13, 1-6. 13-9!, 6-13, 25-30 wins. ) 22-26, 13-17*, 25-30, 17-22*, 26-17, 6-2, 30-26, 2-7, 17-14, 7-16, 14-10, 16-11. Drawn. By Craig Gardner.

28. 30-26*, 18-22, 17-14, 22-25, 26-23*, 15-18, 31-26, 18-27, 26-22, 25-18, 14-32.WW. By Wm. Veal.

29. 31-26*, 25-30, 26-31*, 30-26, 18-15*, 26-17, 15-11, 17-14, 11-8, 14-10, 8-3, 10-15, 3-8, 12-16, 31-26*!, ( The temptation is to play 8-12 here, which loses by 15-11*, 31-26, 19-23*!, ( It works! ) 12-19, 23-30, 19-23, 30-25, 28-19, 25-22. RW. )24-27, 8-12*, 16-20, ( 15-11, 26-31, 27-32, 28-24*. Dr. ) 12-16*, 27-31, 16-23, 31-22, 23-18. Drawn. By Milton Loew.

30. 11-8*!, 4-11, 6-10!, 13-15, 19-10, 28-19, 31-8, 25-22, 10-7, 2-11, 8-15. WW. By G.W. Hanson

Drag the pieces on the board to form any of above problems. Then drag through the solution. Drag the pieces off, when they are captured. Re-set the position, till you understand it and can sight solve it. Click the mouse button on the piece, hold the button down to drag, and release the button to release the piece.