A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

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Symix
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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by Symix » Wed Sep 16, 2015 04:10

sultan_Ratrout wrote: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 checkers is correctly specified as white moving first, the author done a good research.

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Fri Nov 06, 2015 23:57

Symix

That refers to classic Pool but in American Pool , black moves first,

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sat Nov 07, 2015 00:07

Special thanks to Peter Michalesen

Updates as of Nov 7, 2015. Check attachment please.
Updating starting positions for the newly added variants
Adding Paraguayan
Adding Bashni (Towers/(Russian Columns)
Adding another Armenian variant
Adding Old German (also known as Gothic)
Adding Turkthic (Turkish+Gothic)
Adding Makvar and Marequern
Updating some variants like German
Updating Movement and capture direction
Rewriting and Simplifying Summary of Checkers Survey
Adding a simplified checkers variants survey
Updating References

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:36

Hello all

Minor updates as of 10-12-2015 including correcting typos, editing and updating references
Arab checkers
Ossetian Kena
Jamaican checkers
Russian checkers
Please download the attachment

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Mon Jan 11, 2016 16:52

Updates as of January 11, 2016. Please download the attachment

Putting the name of checkers games like Turkish (Dama), International (Dames)..etc
Rephrasing the capture rule for Turkish related variants (capture continues in last rank)
Including a draw condition for Ossetian Kena and International checkers
Adding Adigha checkers
Updating information in Kena+Kens
Separating the International+Spanish families into maximum capture and any capture sequence
Rearranging Pool entry
Rephrasing Ossetian Checkers (Tama)
Correcting the starter in African-American straight checkers :- Black
Fixing Dam Haji entry by removing it from African-American straight checkers and merging it with Malaysian
Updating Movement and capture direction + Summary of Checkers Survey accordingly.
Updating References by including new websites and a new software iXO which lets you play many checkers games

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Tue Apr 12, 2016 00:52

Updates as of April 12,2016 . Plz download the attachment

Writing an introduction on Checkers .The most important questions are addressed.

Reducing the number of guide pages from 29 to 23 by keeping the titles in the second page and deleting their separate pages in the subsequent pages.

Introducing the Unifying approach by the author, Jake Kacher who has been promoting and teaching Pool checkers for over 20 years.The approach addresses the issue of unifying Pool checkers, Jamaican to be in harmony with the other sister variants in the family, Russian and Brazilian. The unifying approach deals primarily with unifying the one who starts the game and the notation used.

Adding a minor clarifying statement to the Frisian checkers and related variants.

Deleting Persian. When in it comes to Persian variant, there is only one Russian reference and researchers almost agree that it is an invented game. If I receive email replies from Persians/Iranians, I will add the game again.

Introducing Dameo by Christian Freeling

Updating References

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sun Sep 11, 2016 23:55

Hello All
Updates as of 11-9-2016
Updating the introduction by adding Winning and Draw conditions
Updating Checkers starting positions by mentioning the newly added variants
Retaining the classifiction of the international family to two types, maximum capture and any sequence of capture
Updating the following checkers variants Arab checkers+Makvar and Marequere+Spanish+Portugease
Adding the following checkers variants Siberian Checkers+Indonesian Checkers
Adding Peter Michaelsen’s reconstruction including Marquern/Makvar
Putting the classification of the Spanish family to two types, maximum capture and any sequence of capture
Based on the newly-added variants, the following sections have been updated
(movement and capture direction + Summary of Checkers Survey +A simpler Survey (Basic Checkers Variants)
Updating References by mentioning new websites, new books, new articles and email-communication
Having a sepcial section for Softwares and Apps. Such Android and Iphone/Ipad Apps enable the user to play many draughts variants

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by igorlemasson » Sat Oct 15, 2016 17:42

Hi Sultan,

Maybe could be a very nice addition, try to add some details about draw rules, explaining the draw conditions for each checkers/draughts variation.

Regards,
Igor

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Tue Oct 18, 2016 22:45

igorlemasson wrote:Hi Sultan,

Maybe could be a very nice addition, try to add some details about draw rules, explaining the draw conditions for each checkers/draughts variation.

Regards,
Igor
Hello Igor
There are some special draw conditions mentioned in the checkers guide.
Thanks for your suggestion. This is what I am doing nowadays, but it will be a very tiring process as it will take much time.
Don't forget that there aren't federations for all checkers variants. Some games are connected to a Federation , others are not.
For the basic checkers variants, like Turkish, Armenian, International, Brazilian, Canadian, Russian, Pool, Frisian, Spanish , German, Czech, Thai, Malaysian , English/American, and Italian, it is an easy task. But for others, it will take much time.
Finally, take into consideration the draw conditios imposed by Federations and the ones imposed by agreement among players.
regards

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sat Feb 11, 2017 02:06

Hello all,
update as of 11-2-2017
Replacing white by light and white squares by light squares
Adding pages to the Table of Contents
Updating the colour of the different checkers boards
Adding the uncheckered board to the Turkish family
Adding a Summary of Checkers starting positions
Removing the 7*7 Ossetian variant which has resemblance to Alquerque.The idea of having a guide to Alquerque and variants based on it is already on the mind, but the guide will be written later
Removing Ossetian Kena since the researcher and others believe that jumping over adjacent friendly pieces isn't conventional in draughts.
Adding Ossetian Keny based on Gagiyev's book whose relevant pages have been translated by Alexey Lobashev
Correcting starter in Thai in Checkers games starting positions (E)
Adding a table summarizing the checkers families with each family and its variants only.
Correcting the sequence capture for Turkthic (Turkish diagonal) and the name with which it is associated
Correcting starter in German checkers in A simpler Survey (Basic Checkers Variants)
Assigning the name of Damas to Spanish, Portuguese and Myanmar checkers
Updating Portuguese checkers based on the Portuguese Federation information
Updating Frisian checkers by paraphrasing and adding some statements
Updating Siberian checkers originally provided by Alexey Lobashev
Adding Swazi checkers based on the document sent by Wim van Mourik via email
Adding Laotian checkers based on ericsdamsite
Fixing the bottom left square for Ghanaian
Adding Tanzanian Draughts based on a newly-submitted Wikipedia
Adding a classification for the Frisian family based on the movement of flying kings
Adding point 12, "King can reverse direction in capture" to (IV).Summary of Checkers Survey+the Simplified survey
Adding Geographical distribution of draughts variants based on Alemmani's book
Adding Checkers Terminology
Updating (IX) Softwares and Applications (Many draughts variants)
Attachments
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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sun Feb 19, 2017 20:05

Hello all

This is a permanent link to my paper. Please check it now and then.
https://www.academia.edu/28503616/A_Gui ... _and_Rules

I just found two errors and fixed them
the starting position of South African checkers in the starting postions.
the number of men in Canadian/Sri Lankan checkers in the summary table

If you happen to find any error or if you have any comment/suggestion, please drop me a line at
sultan_ratrout@yahoo.com

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sat Sep 29, 2018 14:59

Hello everybody

I would like to tell you that my draughts paper has been updated. Check the permanent URL plz
https://www.academia.edu/28503616/A_Gui ... _and_Rules

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