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Did you hear about a team of researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada claiming to have "solved" the game of checkers? They are using a computer program named Chinook which has been playing checkers matches against itself for the past 18 years. The program played 500 billion billion possible checker positions in the 5,000-year-old game, also known as draughts. Then this computer program built for checkers games, concluded that perfect play by both sides leads to a draw (a concept which grandmaster players have apparently hypothesized for years). One of the researchers said in a private statement that he believes they have "Raised the bar for the game... in terms of what can be achieved in computer technology and artificial intelligence.

Game Characteristics & General Rule Set For Checkers/Draughts Around the World

Checkers Games Basics

Checker Game Board Starting Flying Backwards Checkers

Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
American Checkers 8 x 8 Black 12 per No No Yes
Draughts player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Brazilian Checkers 8 x 8 White 12 per Yes Yes Yes
players


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Canadian Checkers 12 x 12 White 30 per Yes Yes Yes
“Le Jeu de Dames player
Canadian”



Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Czech Checkers 8 x 8 White 8 per Yes No No
“Čech Dáma”


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Danish Checkers 8 x 8 Black 12 per No No Yes
player

Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
“Brætspil”
Checkers
10 x 10   15 per Yes Yes Yes
player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
French Draughts 10 x 10 White 20 per Yes Yes Yes
Checkers player Queen
“Le Jeu de Dames”


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Frisian Draughts 10 x 10 White 20 per Yes Yes Yes
player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
German Checkers 8 x 8 Black 12 per Yes Yes Yes
player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
International
Checkers
10 x 10 White 20 per Yes Yes Yes
Checkers player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Italian Checkers 8 x 8 White 12 per No No No
“Dama Italiana” player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Polish Checkers 10 x 10 White 20 per Yes Yes Yes
“Warcaby Polskie” player

Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Warcaby 8 x 8 White 12 per Yes Yes Yes
player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Pool Checkers 8 x 8 Dark 12 per Yes Yes Yes
player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Portuguese
Checkers
8 x 8 White 12 per Yes No Yes
Checkers player
“Verificatores Portuguese”



Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Russian Checkers 8 x 8 White 12 per Yes Yes Yes
“Shashki” player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Spanish Checkers 8 x 8 White 12 per Yes No Yes
“Damas Espanola” player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Sri Lanka Checkers 12 x 12 White 30 per Yes Yes Yes
player

Checkers Clip Picture





Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Thai Checkers 8 x 8 White 8 per No No Yes
player


Games Size Color Pieces Kings Capture Jumps King
Turkish Checkers 8 x 8 White 16 per Yes No Yes
“Tűrk Damasi” player



See our entire Checkers site for more specific details of all the different invented game variants of the classic versions of Checkers.










DeerLake Online Store Items

Wonder Mugs Play checkers online, and enjoy drinking from this cool wonder mug.
When adding hot liquid, the colors of the mug will change, checkers cool.

Checkers is a two-player game, where one player is assigned white-chip checkers and the other red. The aim is to play checkers online, capture all of the other player's checkers or make them impossible to move.

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