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by mats.winther
Sun Oct 18, 2020 14:03
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: Complete Checkers Variants
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Complete Checkers Variants

Access all of my checkers variants from a menu. Pressing a button will start a Zillions program. Additional subvariants are accessible from the ‘Variant’ menu in each program.

Complete Checkers Variants
by mats.winther
Wed Oct 14, 2020 09:25
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: Mozambican Checkers
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Mozambican Checkers

Mozambican Checkers is unique in that one must give preference to the capture sequence with the highest combined piece value. A Man counts as one and a King counts as two. Otherwise the rules are the same as in International Draughts.
by mats.winther
Sat Oct 10, 2020 18:41
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: Ticino Checkers (Dama Ticinese)
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Ticino Checkers (Dama Ticinese)

This 8x8 variant was played in Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland. It follows similar rules as Anglo-Saxon checkers, except that a Man may capture backwards subsequently, as part of a capture sequence (“deferred backwards capture”).

Ticino Checkers (with Zillions program)
by mats.winther
Wed Sep 30, 2020 13:08
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: Hoogland Checkers
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Views: 949

Hoogland Checkers

Herman Hoogland (1891-1955) became world champion in 1912. He designed an 8x8 variant where the king can also capture orthogonally, but only an enemy king (not a man). Hoogland Checkers became very popular after WWII, but has since been forgotten. The advantage is that two kings win against one. Ima...
by mats.winther
Mon Sep 28, 2020 09:00
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Preventing the 3 vs. 1 draw by prohibiting king slide to 1 and 50 (?)
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Views: 1227

Preventing the 3 vs. 1 draw by prohibiting king slide to 1 and 50 (?)

If it weren't for the 3 kings vs. 1 king draw, then International Draughts wouldn't suffer from the many draws. As far as I understand, 3 versus 1 would win on a different board geometry, with two long diagonals, because there are no double corners. This would allow the three kings to win by tactica...
by mats.winther
Wed Sep 23, 2020 16:54
Forum: Draughts (checkers) all over the world
Topic: Astral Checkers (an interesting novelty)
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Astral Checkers (an interesting novelty)

https://i.imgur.com/NSEVGhp.jpeg I post this new checkers variant, because it deserves attention. It is played on a hexagonal board. A Man has a shield which protects it from capture. If the shield is directed toward an enemy piece, the latter cannot capture it. It is possible to change direction o...
by mats.winther
Sat Sep 19, 2020 05:19
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Yet a suggestion of king movement rule change...
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Yet a suggestion of king movement rule change...

How about Zapawa's new idea? A King may not slide passed a square threatened by an enemy King to an unthreatened square—only to squares threatened. (The King is always allowed to sacrifice itself.) The rule is only valid for slides. Thus, the King may always jump over a threatened square while perfo...