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Subject: Ok....So checkers aren't normally that interesting. rss

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Barry Goldstein
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This video from Ebaum's world shows a duo playing a checkers variant which is labelled "Turkish Checkers."

Seems pretty simple rule wise. Pieces are moving one square horizontally or vertically. They also jump in that direction. When a piece is KINGED, it looks like it has the ability to slide as far down or over a row and then jump (moves like a Rook and then jumps a piece).

At first I thought this video was just the player on the top of the board throwing the game (he loses a piece every turn).

Well, check it out.. I don't want to over-describe.

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/2006/01/turkishcheckers.html


 
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Hahaha! Excellent! laugh
 
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drbsgold wrote:
This video from Ebaum's world shows a dup playing a checkers variant which is labelled "Turkish Checkers."

Seems pretty simple rule wise. Pieces are moving one square horizontally or vertically.


They can also move and take diagonally forward as well.

In fact there are a lot of traditional checkers games from various countries. See http://www.steve-and-pattie.com/esperantujo/damoj/chex-web.h... for more.
 
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That video was cool, and the steve-and-pattie site is neat.

But, I have never seen the variation my grandmother taught me in the 1950's, which she must have learned around the end of the 1800's or early 1900's -- Six Corner Kings. Both players begin with six kings placed in two parallel diagonal rows, one player's kings in one corner, and the other players's kings in the opposite diagonal corner. All kings must stay on the same color spaces (as in regular checkers) and normally move like regular checker kings. However, you can jump your own king without removing it, which allows some interesting move possibilities and traps. I recall that you could count the jump of your own king the same as a capture of an opponent, so you could jump your own piece and then capture one or more opponent kings in the same move.

I believe this was the first variation of a game I had ever seen, and we played it frequently.
 
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gerald,

please write up the Six Corner Kings rules and submit them as a variant on the checkers page!
 
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Piet Skjæveland
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Psycho video =)
 
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Barry Goldstein
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Thanks for this link.

I just played my first game of Turkish Checkers....pretty good!


When a piece is "queened" she becomes extremely powerful.
End game is very quick.
 
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