Derek Oldbury

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Derek Edward Oldbury, (March 21, 1924 - July 9, 1994 [1])
was a British draughts (Checkers) champion, competing in seven World Championship matches, and rival of Marion Tinsley. He was also a Checkers programmer, competing the 1st Computer Olympiad, 1989 with his Checker Hustler program, and the 2nd Computer Olympiad, 1990 with Checkermate, written along with Adrian Millett. Oldbury was born paraplegic [2].

Photos

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Derek Oldbury and his secretary, Betty Solomon, amazed by Checker Hustler [3]

Selected Publications

  • Derek Oldbury (1957). Move Over or how to Win at Draughts. 1st edition, Nicholas Kaye, London, AbeBooks, online
  • Derek Oldbury (1978). The Complete Encyclopaedia of Checkers, Vol. 1: The Plan. Draughts & Checker Players Guild
  • Derek Oldbury (1978). The Complete Encyclopaedia of Checkers, Vol. 2: Power Play. Draughts & Checker Players Guild
  • Derek Oldbury (1978). The Complete Encyclopaedia of Checkers, Vol. 3: Coups & Escapes. Draughts & Checker Players Guild
  • Derek Oldbury (1982). The Complete Encyclopaedia of Checkers, Vol. 4: Key Formations. Draughts & Checker Players Guild
  • Derek Oldbury (1983). The Complete Encyclopaedia of Checkers, Vol. 5: Parameters at Odds. Draughts & Checker Players Guild
  • Derek Oldbury (1983). The Complete Encyclopaedia of Checkers, Vol. 6: At All Levels. Draughts & Checker Players Guild
  • Derek Oldbury (1989). AI (Any Interest) for Draughts? Heuristic Programming in Artificial Intelligence 1

External Links

Photos from the Past
Photos from the Past page 2

References

  1. Derek Edward “DEO” Oldbury (1924-1994) - Find A Grave Memorial
  2. Derek Oldbury from Wikipedia
  3. Image from Online Museum of Checkers History, Photos from the Past page 2, submitted by W. Scott, "Author Oldbury shows off his Checker Hustler program, while an amused (and amazed!) secretary Betty looks on", also on the dust cover of Derek Oldbury (1983). The Complete Encyclopaedia of Checkers, Vol. 6: At All Levels. Draughts & Checker Players Guild

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