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Checkers Terms

Checkers terms are more than simply moving little red and black ‘chips’ or ‘men’ across a checkered board; it is, in fact, understanding basic terminology within the game and then applying these terms to your checkers’ strategy.

The following checkers terms are constant definitions in the game of checkers.

BLOCK TERM:
A position wherein all the pieces of one color are immobilized so that no further moves can be made by the player.

COOK CHECKERS TERM:
A deviation or improvement from accepted play in published analysis, especially when it is reserved by a tournament competitor to surprise his/her opponents.

CRAMP CHECKERS TERM:
The control, usually in a corner, placed by some pieces upon enemy pieces
so that the opponent cannot advance without disadvantageous exchanges or loss of pieces.

CUT CHECKERS TERM:
Includes play checkers online rules, an exchange of checkers pieces, especially when the game captures are completed in different systems of play.

DOUBLE-CORNER TERM:
A pair of squares such as 1 and 5 or 28 and 32.

EXCHANGE TERM:
Where the checkers players capture and counter-capture pieces of the opposite color.

KING NOW TERM:
The first rank where single ‘men’ are crowned in either 1-2-3-4 or 29-30-31-32.

MAN OFF TERM:
Where checkers players simplify their position by various exchanges.

THE MOVE CHECKERS TERM:
Is an advantage in a frontal opposition of the pieces where the player with ‘the move’ can force an enemy piece or pieces to retreat.

PERPETUAL DRAW TERM:
Player achieves this draw by a repetition of the same series of moves, deviation from which is impossible or fatal to the player’s opponent.

RESTRICTION PLAY TERM:
Checkers competition wherein the first two or three checkers moves are fixed by the chance selection of moves already established in a list of sound openings.

SHOT CHECKERS TERM:
A forced series of checkers exchanges that may result in an advantage to the player who forces the play.

SINGLE-CORNER TERM:
Square 4 or square 29.

SQUEEZE TERM:
An attack placed on an enemy piece that is forced to advance.

STAR MOVE (also STARRED MOVE):
The only correct move to win or to hold the draw as indicated by an asterisk next to the move in the established game rules.

STEAL (a piece) TERM:
Checkers player wins a piece that is isolated from the others on the board so that it can’t be defended or advanced in safety.

STROKE CHECKERS TERM:
A series of moves and exchanges that may result in an advantage to one player; this checkers term sometimes means the same as ‘shot’, but it is usually reserved from more extended plays such as when non-capturing moves come between exchanges.









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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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