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Statistics of won games
white2971 (45.79 %)
black3022 (46.57 %)
Draws495 (7.62 %)

Short description of specific rules of Checkers variants

Game typeBoard sizeNumber of piecesLong moves of promoted piecePawns can jump backwardsQuantity rule (*)Quality rule (**)Preference rule (***)Special rules
Anti Checkers8x812      
Czech Checkers8x812x   x 
Corner Checkers8x812x   xPawns promote in corner squares only.
One Way Checkers8x812x   xAll pawns move and jump in the same direction.
Parachute Checkers8x812x   xParachutist does not have a jumping preference.
Gothic Checkers8x816      
Turkish Checkers8x816x x   
Alquerque5x512 x   Pawns do not promote.
Hawaiian Checkers8x832 x   Pawns do not promote and multiple jumps must be in the same direction.
International Checkers10x1020xxx   
Russian Checkers8x812xx   If pawn jumps to last row, it promotes and continues jumping immediately.
Canadian Checkers12x1230xxx   
Thai Checkers8x88x    Queen must jump to the first square after jumped piece.
Brazilian Checkers8x812xxx   
Portuguese Checkers8x812x xx  
Italian Checkers8x812  xx More complicated quality jumping rules.
Dameo8x818xxx  Pawns can make linear moves and all pieces can jump only orthogonally.
(*) It is mandatory to capture as many pieces (as one multi-jump) as possible.
(**) It is mandatory to capture the maximum possible amount of promoted pieces.
(***) It is mandatory to capture with a promoted piece if possible.

Gothic Checkers

Gothic Checkers is one of the newest variation of Checkers with two important differences:
  • Starting position of the pieces. As the following picture shows, the pieces are placed on both dark and light fields of the board:

  • Movement of pieces. A pawn can move (and jump) in five directions - the standard Checkers diagonally-forward moves are extended by horizontally-left, horizontally-right and directly forward moves. When a pawn reaches the last row, it turns to a king that can move (and jump) one space in any direction (left, up-left, up, up-right, right, down-right, down and down-left).
The following picture displays an example of black king capturing four white pawns (before and after the move):

The other rules are the same as for Checkers.
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See also: Checkers, Anti Checkers, Czech Checkers, Corner Checkers, One Way Checkers, Parachute Checkers, Gothic Checkers, Turkish Checkers, Alquerque, Hawaiian Checkers, International Checkers, Russian Checkers, Canadian Checkers, Thai Checkers, Brazilian Checkers, Portuguese Checkers, Italian Checkers, Dameo
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