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Lidraughts Feedback - [Feature Suggestion] Bughouse draughts #12

(1) On 8x8 board a good solution is implemented in Checkersland application where Russian tower draughts and laska are included among other variants. (2) Of course, tower draughts could be played bet…

by kalnap
Lidraughts Feedback - [Feature Suggestion] Bughouse draughts #10

As well, there are tower draughts variants where piece "reanimation" is possible. On 8x8 board it is often played according to Russian capturing rules (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bashni and a v…

by kalnap
General Draughts Discussion - Scan's endgame skills could and should be improved #7

Scan fails to see winning plan in famous Scouppe position: https://lidraughts.org/study/CNOQ5MNQ/TNY3BYaL .

by kalnap
Lidraughts Feedback - [Feature Suggestion] Bughouse draughts #8

There is a good crossover between draughts and chess called "Altai shatra" where dropping pieces from specific board zone (i. e., fortress) is possible. The board and rules may appear complicated at …

by kalnap
General Draughts Discussion - Scan's endgame skills could and should be improved #6

Here is a nice puzzle that Scan was unable to solve even at depth 37: https://lidraughts.org/study/foIbE6cs/FEuzIPfi (I dare to say that any upper-intermediate player can solve it easily).

by kalnap
General Draughts Discussion - Scan's endgame skills could and should be improved #4

Scan evaluates drawn endgame with -6.6 :) Please, see https://lidraughts.org/study/YiAZbWM6/uObpYzhs

by kalnap
General Draughts Discussion - Scan's endgame skills could and should be improved #3

Now you may look also into my study https://lidraughts.org/study/YiAZbWM6 .

by kalnap
General Draughts Discussion - Scan's endgame skills could and should be improved #1

I was testing Scan's endgame technique in International draughts by comparing human approach and AI approach. There is a nice puzzle by Noome and Hortsman (I quote their names by cyrillic retransla…

by kalnap