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Openings - Opening Book#5

@shy_duck (1) Agafonov's encyclopedical book on openings (in Russian, Агафонов В.П. Курс дебютов: международные шашки; available in djvu format for downloading at http://checkersusa.com/books/10x10/…


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Game Analysis - wtf where di d i went wrong#3

@Goodinchessnewindrau Players who are not familiar with antidraughts, tend to neglect the dynamics of game. Antidraughts is to be played like standard draughts since the very first move: a player MUS…


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Lidraughts Feedback - Copy of the notation - not good.#4

@Geistero Table design doesn't allow easy "copy & paste", therefore it delays cheating in any online game. As for "post mortem" analysis, availability of pdn export is sufficient. Therefore, lidraug…


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Lidraughts Feedback - Copy of the notation - not good.#2

@Geistero No need for this. When your game is finished, you can download a pdn file which contains ALL information. As well, even if there is no engine for draughts-64 yet, you can make analysis man…


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General Draughts Discussion - Piece Capture Removal Rule Explanation#2

@PBJ_2497 (1) Some words on puzzle #262. It is about particularity of capturing rule. In majority of draughts variants a player must observer Turkish strike rule. Some draughts theoreticians and c…


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Lidraughts Feedback - Mistakes in puzzles#166

Russian puzzle #30: Basically, it is badly composed puzzle. Of course, it is about breakthrough sacrifice and crowning, but the transformation into shot occurs if black makes ridiculous resistance…


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Lidraughts Feedback - Horsey reaction in forum posts#2

@Diwaditya There are some games related to draughts where there is a piece which make moves related to knights / horseys. Perhaps, the most popular of them is Cheskers : https://www.chessvariants.com…


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General Draughts Discussion - Where and How was "DRAUGHTS" Invented?#13

@barkbagarn As I stated above in post #2, Westerveld's books are publicly availably at archive.org : they are very good and they represent opinion of professional historian.


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Game Analysis - Where did things go wrong?#2

@Diwaditya I guess you missed a particularity of Frisian rule: if a player has equal capturing options with both simple draughtsman or a king, a player is obliged to make capturing move with a king…


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General Draughts Discussion - Difference between Brazilian and Russian draughts :/#2

@Diwaditya Brazilian and Russian draughts are like sisters: historically, both of them evolved from Pool draughts (in English speaking world, more commonly referred to American Pool checkers) in ord…


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