A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

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A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:31

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.

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Tue May 05, 2015 00:45

please download the last update of my document.

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Mon May 11, 2015 12:09

Hello everybody
plz download the updates as of May,11th

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Tue May 12, 2015 22:21

hello again

Updates based on email communication with the author and webamster of www.windames.free.fr
Adding Ivorian checkers
Rephrasing for pool checkers
Adding the Russian 10*8 variant
Updating the Frisian checkers

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by Maurits Meijer » Wed May 13, 2015 20:14

A great list Sultan,

I think 10x8 Russian is widely practiced and deserves it's own entry.
I believe Scandinavian also has a 8x8 variant.
Perhaps a reference to the rules of a game would be nice.

Great work!
http://slagzet.com

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Fri May 15, 2015 20:17

Yeah I updated the document one day ago. I added your remarks.I will continue to update. After that, I will post the updated document.

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Mon May 18, 2015 18:16

Hello everybody. Please download my updated document as of 18/5/2015
Adding checkers starting position upon the recommendations of Jean-Bernard Alemanni
writing who starts under pictures
Updating Turkish checkers
Adding Arab checkers
Updating Greek checkers
Adding Dameo checkers
Updating Pool checkers
Updating Scandinavian checkers
Adding Myanmar checkers
Adding Dam Haji checkers/African-American Straight Checkers
Adding new website references
updating danish (I sent an email to checkerschest to explain man jumping in last rank. If there is no reply, I will delete the danish entry)

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sat May 23, 2015 10:14

Updates as of 23/5/2015
Please download the attachment.
Adding checkers notations
Updating Slovakian, Ghanaian and Malaysian by adding the huffing option
Updating Armenian checkers
Deleting the Danish entry (checkerschest ) and merging Danish checkers with Central south German (no backcapture+any sequence of capture+ king halt) upon the recommendations of Peter Mechelsen
Updating Frisian Checkers
Updating Scandinavian checkers
Adding Crowded and Sparse checkers

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sun May 24, 2015 17:19

My Dutch friend has put my document on his website :)
here is the link
http://hwiegman.home.xs4all.nl/

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Thu Jun 04, 2015 01:42

updates as of 4-6-2016
Highlighting important terms in bold type in notes
Updating Kena
Adding summary of rules table
Adding Give-away checkers
Updating references

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by Wieger Wesselink » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:53

Sultan, thanks a lot for making this overview! I think I will be able to use this for the overview of game types in http://pdn.fmjd.org/_downloads/gametype.html. It should be easy to add new ones based on your overview. Currently I have this:
var table = [
// type number, description, gametype tag, player piece color, opponent piece color, light field color, dark field color, orientation
['International draughts' , '20,W,10,10,N2,0', 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal'],
['English draughts' , '21,B,8,8,N1,0' , 'Crimson', 'White', 'LightYellow', 'LimeGreen', 'flipped'],
['Italian draughts' , '22,W,8,8,N2,1' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['American pool checkers' , '23,B,8,8,N1,0' , 'Crimson', 'White', 'LightYellow', 'LimeGreen', 'normal'],
['Pool checkers (unified)', '23,W,8,8,A0,0' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Jamaican draughts' , '23,W,8,8,A1,1' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Spanish draughts' , '24,W,8,8,N1,1' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Russian draughts' , '25,W,8,8,A0,0' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Brazilian draughts' , '26,W,8,8,A0,0' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Canadian draughts' , '27,W,12,12,N2,0', 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Portuguese draughts' , '28,W,8,8,N1,1' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Czech draughts' , '29,W,8,8,A0,0' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Turkish draughts' , '30,W,8,8,A0,0' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Wheat', 'normal' ],
['Thai draughts' , '31,B,8,8,N2,0' , 'DimGray', 'White', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Frisian draughts' , '40,W,10,10,N2,0', 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Spantsiretti draughts' , '41,W,10,8,A0,0' , 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Dumm (South Africa)' , '-1,W,14,14,N2,0', 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Sri Lanka Draughts' , '-1,W,12,12,N2,1', 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Ktar 10x11' , '-1,W,10,11,N2,1', 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ],
['Ktar 10x12' , '-1,W,10,12,N2,1', 'White', 'DimGray', 'Wheat', 'Peru', 'normal' ]
];

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by igorlemasson » Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:07

Hi Sultan Ratrout,
Congrats for this nice research work.

I'd like notice you about draughts variations in Poland. Even if the most played variation in Poland is "International Draughts" (10x10), there's also a 64 (8x8) variation which has the same rules of Brazilian draughts known as "warcabów 64-polowych (i.e. 64 Polish Draugths)".
Take a look: Poland Draughts Federation official rules

I'd like also recommend to become your valuable research more visible, maybe after the revisions you could update the Wikipedia Draughts article.

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sun Jun 07, 2015 06:42

Wieger Wesselink Thanks for your intention to add them to game type. That will make it easy for programmers to programme these games. It will also be easy for playerss and resesearchers to master the rules as well

Thanks igorlemasson. Thanks for your info.Yeah, I am familiar with that game. It's called, "Minor Polish". I guess it will be added in the next update.

Plz if you have any suggestions, dont hesitate to email me.

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:44

Hello all,
updates as of today 7/6/2015 . Please download the attachment
Writing in italics the main movement of the checkers variant the represents the family
Adding or rephrasing some pieces of information in the notes section
Merging Russian with international family
Adding Movement and Capture table to make it easy to understand movements and captures in the survey table.

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Re: A guide to world Checkers rules and related variants

Post by sultan_Ratrout » Wed Jun 10, 2015 23:36

Hello all
Updates as of today 11/6/2015
Updating the portugease checkers after receving an email from the president that he misunderstood my question. Now the section for the Portugease checkers is the same as before.

Updating the movement and capture direction section

Though I put the starting positions for checkers games at the beginning, someone asked me to put
the bottom left square column for the Turkish and Armenian families to be consistent

download the attachment plz

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