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by Symix
Wed Oct 04, 2017 18:02
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is capturing mandatory?
Replies: 4
Views: 6766

Re: Why is capturing mandatory?

You can learn more on the Pool and Jamaican checkers here http://poolcheckers.com This site promotes several changes such as alphanumeric (chess) notation and white move first, standard on both Russian and Brazilian sister games. Aurora Borealis already adapted, so did FMJD in its PDN format and Di...
by Symix
Wed Sep 16, 2015 04:48
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: Jamaica
Replies: 0
Views: 7650

Jamaica

Jamaica plays Pool but they set the board with bottom single corner on the right side, perhaps this is what was called a "Spanish Pool". Players are grouped in 4 divisions, from Class 1 ("A" players) to Class 4 (Brambles). Best player is Wayne 'Shines' Reid who took the mantle of draughts king from ...
by Symix
Wed Sep 16, 2015 04:32
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: South Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 7216

South Africa

South Africa plays mostly Straight (English) draughts, but there are good players as well.
by Symix
Wed Sep 16, 2015 04:30
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: Zimbabwe
Replies: 0
Views: 7074

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe plays Pool variant with a twist - the opponent must win against a single checker in 12 moves or less. They love their feature, it is like an out of jail ticket, when they get a king in a hard position they pitch remaining checkers and start the count. In the regular Pool the 12 move count s...
by Symix
Wed Sep 16, 2015 04:10
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants
Replies: 26
Views: 28752

Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Hello everybody. I have used more than one reference to come up with this document. It's based on classifying Checkers games according to families and related variants. This will make it easy for you to master the rules of checkers variants. Please download the attachment. I am impressed that Pool ...
by Symix
Thu Mar 26, 2015 04:15
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why is capturing mandatory?
Replies: 4
Views: 6766

Re: Why is capturing mandatory?

You can learn more on the Pool and Jamaican checkers here http://poolcheckers.com This site promotes several changes such as alphanumeric (chess) notation and white move first, standard on both Russian and Brazilian sister games. Aurora Borealis already adapted, so did FMJD in its PDN format and Dia...
by Symix
Tue Sep 30, 2008 01:50
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Andreiko's Wife
Replies: 1
Views: 5208

This article mentions Luba Andreiko from Latvia http://community.seattletimes.nwsource. ... ug=1892417
by Symix
Tue Sep 30, 2008 01:30
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: .NET Draughts Engine
Replies: 10
Views: 5939

The link does not work. I am interested in such an engine, to use on my site. One use is to load a position up programmatically, games replay. More if I knew what the engine does already. Can it be utilized for a small board?
by Symix
Mon Aug 06, 2007 18:00
Forum: FMJD site
Topic: Forum separates from FMJD site
Replies: 0
Views: 6486

Forum separates from FMJD site

According to the announcement in Dutch the forums are now separate from the main FMJD site. You still can use the same links on the FMJD site but use http://laatste.info/ to access the forums directly. The change was made to release FMJD from responsibility for the forums. It was caused by a complai...
by Symix
Sat Sep 16, 2006 20:22
Forum: CPI
Topic: Dear participants of the PWCE
Replies: 3
Views: 7724

the jury member Mr. Shkludov acted in an unacceptable way and frustrated the process of cooperation inside the jury, with the contact Mr. Céron and with the CPI /FMJD. Those who read Mr. Shkludov on http://shashki.com are well aware of his style, of throwing insults, mindless accusations, stubbornn...
by Symix
Sun Jul 16, 2006 19:51
Forum: CPI
Topic: P. Hildering to the participants of the PWCE
Replies: 7
Views: 10927

By Mr. Hildering's request the same information was posted by Mr. Kandaurov on his site at http://shashki.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-666.html . The http://shashki.com/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-t-667.html and http://plus.gambler.ru/phpbb/viewtopic.php?topic=21&forum=2&start=220&223 links contain replies by Mr...
by Symix
Fri Mar 17, 2006 15:47
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: American site is closed !!
Replies: 12
Views: 12949

That photo is somewhat disrespectful and I decided it was not proper for the occasion.
by Symix
Fri Mar 17, 2006 07:39
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: American site is closed !!
Replies: 12
Views: 12949

Sorry - did not realize I entered the previous post as a Guest.
I think that picture is the funniest I have - enjoy.
by Symix
Sat Jul 23, 2005 07:18
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2005 Panamerican championship
Replies: 146
Views: 81912

I took this picture 16 years ago in Petal, Mississippi, Charles Walkers' International Checkers Hall of Fame.
by Symix
Tue Apr 26, 2005 06:26
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: American site is closed !!
Replies: 12
Views: 12949

Actually I got tired of talking to the silent wall - after several warnings and many pleas I turned the site off - if they do not want to talk to me why should I talk to them? [img]http://laatste.info/bb3/images/smilies/shrug.gif[/img] Parhaps because of low number of topics posted On April 1, 2005 ...