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Originally, checkers was played more in the format of a casual, recreational game where the opponents developed the ‘Go As You Please’ checkers fundamentals of style. In this, each player would make the opening moves of preference and by adhering to the strongest openings and best book moves, unfortunately, more often than not, caused a draw.

Even in tournament play, lengthy series of drawn games between overcautious experts happened far too often and removed an element of challenge from the checkers game.

As a result, this ‘Go As You Please’ checkers fundamentals method of play was considered impractical for serious tournament competition and so, in the late 19th century, led to the introduction of methods that would force more varied and daring styles of fundamental play. Hence, restriction play was introduced, which made the checkers game more challenging and certainly, the outcome less predictable.

Move Fundamentals

However, six of the Two Move fundamental restrictions were “barred” from competition because they were considered to be too one sided and two other restrictions forced the loss of pieces outright.

In the Two Move checkers fundamental restriction, the first move of each player is chosen randomly or by chance from a possible forty seven playable combinations and the competitors must begin each game with this chosen fundamental opening. Black can choose from seven opening moves and White has the choice of seven responding checkers fundamental moves.

In American Checkers competition, the Two Move restriction was also found lacking so that now modern tournaments use the Three Move fundamental restriction. The Three Move or American, restriction is an extension of the Two Move restriction, wherein the first three moves of the competition are chosen at random from a list of about 150 prescribed openings. These playable combinations have added a new dimension to the play Checkers online tournament matches around the world.

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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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