Search found 46 matches

by MLWi
Thu Jul 11, 2019 18:09
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: A new True Type Font for any kind of draughts variant
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Re: A new True Type Font for any kind of draughts variant

Neat! Please exemplify with a PDF publication.
by MLWi
Wed May 31, 2017 07:50
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games
Replies: 3
Views: 5606

Re: Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games

In Leapfrog Checkers a Frog (Man) and a Toad (King) can perform this long jump provided that the enemy piece didn't move just before . So this is the other form of deferral. Otherwise it's the same as English/American checkers. How to get children interested in checkers games? Let them play with lon...
by MLWi
Wed May 31, 2017 07:47
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games
Replies: 3
Views: 5606

Re: Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games

Also in Swedish Draughts , orthogonal capture is deferred, but only permissible in directions north, east and west (never south). Thus, it is like Spanish checkers , insofar as a piece has not gained the momentum to capture orthogonally. English Long Checkers introduces deferred leapfrog capture. A ...
by MLWi
Wed May 31, 2017 07:45
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games
Replies: 3
Views: 5606

Re: Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games

In Frisian Draughts 2.0 , the concept is instead used to make the Man stronger. Unlike in traditional Frisian Draughts where orthogonal capture is always allowed, it is not allowable for pieces that stand still. It is kind of natural. A piece that gains momentum becomes stronger, like a rugby or hoc...
by MLWi
Wed May 31, 2017 07:42
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games
Replies: 3
Views: 5606

Deferred capture -- a revelation in checkers games

The concept of deferred capture has proved fruitful. In Vanguard Draughts a Man cannot immediately capture backwards if an enemy Man just moved there. Such a momentarily invulnerable Man is called "vanguard". It allows breakthroughs and attacks from behind. It has similar effect as in Stockholm Chec...
by MLWi
Sun May 28, 2017 07:18
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Draughts with deferred backwards capture
Replies: 2
Views: 4797

Re: Draughts with deferred backwards capture

Finally, it works correctly. I've had problems with the evaluation function. http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/draughtsdeferred.htm Besides, I've come up with a curious idea: Leapfrog Checkers . It's like English checkers, except that both Frog (Man) and Toad (King) may also jump (leapfrog) a distant diagona...
by MLWi
Wed May 24, 2017 19:07
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "English Long Checkers" -- introducing 'deferred long capture'
Replies: 0
Views: 4040

"English Long Checkers" -- introducing 'deferred long capture'

"English Long Checkers" -- introducing deferred long capture This game introduces new combinatorial possibilities compared with traditional English checkers. Play develops faster than in the latter, which also makes it suitable for the large 10x10 board. In the endgame, positional advantage plays an...
by MLWi
Mon May 22, 2017 13:53
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Draughts with deferred backwards capture
Replies: 2
Views: 4797

Re: Draughts with deferred backwards capture

I have reprogrammed this, because it played badly. Now, it's much better.

http://mlwi.magix.net/bg/draughtsdeferred.htm

Mats
by MLWi
Mon May 22, 2017 07:47
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Swedish draughts
Replies: 0
Views: 4096

Swedish draughts

"Swedish Draughts" takes aspects of Spanish checkers and combines with Frisian draughts. Orthogonal capture is deferred--neither Man nor Dame can make an immediate orthogonal capture. They may, however, capture orthogonally subsequently; as part of a capture sequence. A Windows program is provided. ...
by MLWi
Sun May 21, 2017 15:38
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Frisian Draughts with deferred orthogonal capture
Replies: 0
Views: 4047

Frisian Draughts with deferred orthogonal capture

Frisian Draughts 2.0 introduces deferred othogonal capture, an interesting alternative. A Windows program is provided.

Mats
by MLWi
Mon May 15, 2017 16:53
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Killer extra-light
Replies: 0
Views: 4175

Killer extra-light

In International Draughts, three Kings against one King is seldom a win, which tends to make the game drawish in grandmaster practice. Diverse halt rules have been proposed as a remedy. C. Freeling's killer rule is defined thus: "when a King occurs as final capture, the captor must halt behind the e...
by MLWi
Mon May 15, 2017 07:31
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Killer draughts
Replies: 79
Views: 59898

Re: Killer draughts

Of course, I made a hideous programming error in Modern Draughts. Fixed now: Modern Draughts--improved International Draughts! You should really consider Juri Anikejev's suggestion. The King must land immediately behind the last captured piece, provided (1) that it is a King and (2) it's a multiple ...
by MLWi
Sun May 14, 2017 18:33
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Killer draughts
Replies: 79
Views: 59898

Re: Killer draughts

I have updated my Killer draughts and Modern draughts ("Killer light") Zillions programs on below links. The code is now somewhat more effective. Killer draughts Modern draughts It would be worthwhile to investigate Wieger's positions for Modern draughts, where the killer rule only takes effect at m...
by MLWi
Fri May 12, 2017 11:25
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Draughts with deferred backwards capture
Replies: 2
Views: 4797

Draughts with deferred backwards capture

Draughts with Deferred Backwards Capture A Man may only capture backwards subsequently , as part of a capture sequence ("deferred backwards capture"). So it cannot capture backwards as immediate move. Arguably, this would make International Draughts less drawish. The problem with backwards capture ...
by MLWi
Wed May 10, 2017 16:23
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Gothic checkers variants
Replies: 0
Views: 4189

Gothic checkers variants

Gothic checkers variants employ orthogonal movement. On account of this they are more chesslike than diagonal variants. Play is characterized by slow maneuvers, suddenly interrupted by explosive combinations. Gothic checkers derives from the Middle Ages. These old-fangled variants function very well...