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How to play checkers for fun, official rules, where to play checkers online against the computer. Play checkers games, Java and Flash games right here on this site. Ready, set, go, let's play checkers.

Official Play Checkers Rules

• As in tournament regulation play, a checker can only move forward diagonally, one space at a time, to an empty adjacent dark square in the next row.
• However, if there is already an opponent’s checker or King on an adjacent square in line with this play, the checker piece must be jumped.
• Checkers and Kings must not jump over their own pieces.
• When there are two or more potential moves, the player may choose whichever play is the most strategically beneficial to his/her play, regardless of the number and type of checkers that can be captured.
• A checker piece is ‘Kinged’ when, through a move or completion of a jump, it reaches the ‘crownhead’ or last row of the board; this action completes the move.
• The opponent must then ‘crown’ the checker by placing a piece on top of it.
• If the opponent fails to complete this play, then such play must be put back until the checker that should have been crowned is indeed crowned.
• The player’s time does not commence until the intended crowned piece is crowned.
• A King can move in any direction within the limits of the checkerboard and can jump one or more men in any diagonal direction on the board.
• When no checker is available for crowning, the referee must provide one for the play.

Where to Play Checkers Online

Below are good links to where you can play checkers and chess online.

Play Checkers Online With Sam

1. Play Monkey Checkers Online

2. Two Players Checkers Game

3. Christmas Checkers Online

4. Game of Checkers Online

5. Play Chess Game Online

Girls Play Checkers

In 2004, girls play checkers in Curacao. The 4th Pan-American Draughts/Checkers Junior Championships were held in Willemstad, Curacao. Each participating country could represent their homeland checkers association by two boys and two girls, whereas Curacao, as the hosting country, could have three or four checkers players, should the number of competitors be uneven. The participants had to be 19 or under. Players could not turn twenty during the year of the tournament. The checkers competition would consist of a Swiss system of play with nine rounds of games to be completed by each contender. Considering this was a youth play checkers tournament, the prize money to be awarded to the winners was a nice bonus for these young checkerists: $1000, $700, $500, $300 and $200.

Old Champions Play Checkers

The earliest game of Checkers past (United States and Canada) or Draughts (Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand) was created somewhere between 2000 and 1500 B.C.E. when the nature of promotion was incorporated into the play in Africa. Suddenly, the play checkers rules changed so that moving and taking backwards could only be accomplished when a checker had penetrated into the opponent’s king rank. This new game of Checkers or Draughts was played on a latticed board with 25 points and the two opponents each started with twelve checkers or playing pieces. So began the play of checkers in the checkered past.
Old Champion Ron King from Barbados plays checkers the best of all times.

Play Checkers in Schools

In their teaching checkers to children article, the American Checker Federation posed these questions: Parents, how do you get your kids away from mind numbing TV and computer games? Teachers, how do you raise those SAT scores while letting your students have fun? And youths, how can you learn and do what your parents tell you to do while playing games with friends? The answer to all these questions is TEACHING CHECKERS.

Perhaps no one has been more instrumental in teaching how to play checkers for kids in the U.S. than Robert Pike of Chula Vista, California. The former Checkers Champion has been teaching the checkers game to children in schools for several years with excellent results. The positive effect that learning to play checkers, has made in many children’s lives is evident in the following letters commending the value of the game: Dawson wrote a newsletter about how to teach and play checkers. We are in the middle of another initiative, which is capturing the excitement of me, the students and staff - play checkers! For a variety of reasons, students are noticeably more impulsive than they were when most of us began our professional careers in education. To counteract this and also to enhance the problem solving and spatial intelligence of our students, we have developed an initiative to teach all of our students how to play the game of checkers. Many studies are beginning to surface indicating a connection between high reading and other academic scores and playing checkers and chess. We are very fortunate to have as a resident of Holden, Mr. Bob Pike, former Massachusetts Checker Champion and author of several books on playing checkers. Mr. Pike has conducted a workshop for all of the teachers and is currently in the process of conducting hour long classes with every grade one through grade five class. He teaches the history of the game, the academic skills the game reinforces, the rules of the game and key pieces of strategy, and concludes by playing a game with the class using a large board with Velcro checkers that he has designed.

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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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