Lightbug: Well, I prefer portuguese draughts. You can find a lot of literature about the game, because it is more predictable. So, studying makes you stronger, what is grateful for any player. However, I know much better portuguese than brasilian draughts, and I (of course) accept a different opinion!
Czuch: Fernando Ferreira (Fernando F.) was one of the most impressive players in Brainking, in some games (if you forget the cheaters, of course... :)). He was a clean and amazing players of suiciders (anti-checkers), certainly the best ever, in BK. He wrote an article about the game. Learn everything in the article, and you'll be a pro! You can see it in his profile! :)
Czuch: Well... I saw some of your games. You must understand that the point of the game is CONTROL, so... you must play it almost as you were playing "common checkers", trying to have more pieces than the other one. You must only "give them away" when you are absolutelly sure you will be able to do it to ALL OF THEM.
An example: if you have 4 pieces in game, and the other player has 7 pieces, he is clearly in advantage. A lot of players think it would be you, but is wrong.
Another example. Look at this game (your). Very bad move, this one... you were in advantage, and you gave it to V.. Remember... top situation is: your opponent with only 1 piece, and you with 2, 3, 4... with a few of them!
Do it, and you'll increase your results!
In next post, I'll give you some EXTRAORDINARY material!
ChaseWinstead: In my opinion, the main advantage in fellowships is the possibility to play in team tournaments, wich I really like. Team competition is something I would like to see even more developed in here!
Emne: Re: Some Jump Checkers pointers from a letter
Walter Montego: Hi, Montego. INstead of a "jump checkers", I would rather see in brainking some important variants, played all over the world, with true championships, like Russian checkers, classic checkers, Italian checkers or International checkers. In my opinion, those should be "checkers priorities" here. But it doesn't mean I disagree with the introdution of jump checkers, of course. Just a question of priority!
Greg Murray: I must tell you I ABSOLUTELLY agree with your position. I think the same, and that was the reason why I also haven't renew my membership. I'm playing more in Ludoteka, but I Goldtoken it's also a great site, where checkers are taked more seriously!
!Undertaker!: Well, Undertaker... you said the name! ;) I think this is the point! Noone who really likes checkers can understand Fencer's options in this kind of games. And that's why we - checkers players of brainking - are playing in Ludoteka. There, we REALLY can play checkers. That's it...
Oh, and by the way... I think this is the mais reason why so many checkers players that used to play a lot here, may be found in another games site (I will not say it's name, but almost all of you, checkers players, know it). People it's moving away, and it's paying to play in this other site (like I've done), because there, people likes checkers. And for that reason, it have thousands for that game. Yes, this can be also business, Fencer. Can't you see it?
Ferjo: I think you and Atila are absolutely right. Atila, I think Fencer's problem is not with Turkish people, but with checkers in general. Well, there are other sites where checkers (Portuguese/Spanish/Classic, Turkish, Internacional, Russian... all "serious" variants) are well treated. But it's not the case in Brainking. So many people concerns about advising Fencer to pay more atention to it... In that point, I disagree with you, Ferjo: I don't think it ever changes. Fencer simply hates checkers, will never pay atention to it. I think it's unuseful keepin'on waiting...
coan.net: Sorry, Coan, but that is not true. That rule that you said it's common to all checkers - "However, when a queen (in variants with long jumps) can make a jump, the player cannot select a pawn to jump with." -, well... that's false. It is maybe a rule for Czech Checkers, maybe a rule for Turkish... nothing more. It isn't a rule for any "serious" variant, like clasic or international checkers.
CryingLoser: I agree with Undertaker. The right decision it's to erase the game. Rules can not be changed in the middle of the game (that's obvious). I think this is a "primary question", checkers are not properly watched in brainking, because Fencer don't like those games. Something similar would never happen in a gammon or chess variant...
Kili: Yes, you are right: classic checkers are THE CHECKERS. Maybe Internacional Checkers may be considered too as an "official variant"... Brainking don't have any of them. Besides all my (and others) requests. Oh, and by the way: classic checkers are a very, very popular game in a lot of countries, not only in "Iberia". It is very popular also in all magrebins countries. That could be a very good way to Fencer to "seduce" players from Tunisia, Algeria, Morroc, and some other Islamic countries!