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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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General Draughts Discussion - Turkish Draughts#8

By the way, are there any Python programmers? There is an open source code in Python for English draughts: https://pypi.org/project/imparaai-checkers/ .


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General Draughts Discussion - Where and How was "DRAUGHTS" Invented?#7

@AnonymousNewAccount "Bagh Chal" https://glukkazan.github.io/checkers-like/bagh-chal.htm is interesting: more challenging than European "Fox and Geese" :) Here is my win for goats: https://files.fm…


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Lidraughts Feedback - Mistakes in puzzles#164

@dg As for Russian puzzle #528, I agree with you. There is a particular theme in draughts puzzles: countering opponent plans. In #528 black chooses "safe" option which white refutes by a cascade of s…


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