"Recording" a game of Draughts
"Recording" a game of Draughts
Hello,
As part of my thesis i'm looking at how different kinds of games can be "re-played", for example, in chess, they use algebraic notation to show all the moves of a particular game. I was just wondering, if there was any similar notation for draughts?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Suz
As part of my thesis i'm looking at how different kinds of games can be "re-played", for example, in chess, they use algebraic notation to show all the moves of a particular game. I was just wondering, if there was any similar notation for draughts?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Suz
Re: "Recording" a game of Draughts
Hi,SueJane wrote:Hello,
As part of my thesis i'm looking at how different kinds of games can be "re-played", for example, in chess, they use algebraic notation to show all the moves of a particular game. I was just wondering, if there was any similar notation for draughts?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Suz
the variants of draughts that are played on a chess board (eg Italian, Brazilian, Russian, American, English) use the same algebraic notation as used in chess. The American and English game is widely known as 'checkers'.
The international variant is played on a 100 squares board and use notation of 1-50 (the number of fields that a piece can stand on).
See for an example the following link:
http://www.mindsports.nl/Arena/Draughts ... tion5.html
The player with the black pieces would be on the side where the 1 starts.
A move is notated as follows: Take the place where the piece leaves and where the piece is going to, with a hyphen in between. Eg 32-28
When a piece is captured, the move is written with a 'x' instead of a '-'. Some players do not use the 'x' and '-'. Also, there is a shortened notation, where 32-28 could be written as 328 (if I'm correct).
Last edited by Mark Hees on Wed Jan 19, 2005 09:40, edited 1 time in total.