A game played on a chessboard with black and red checkers, also called draughts.

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Must a player take a jump in checkers?

Is a player in checkers required to take a jump if one is available? What about a double or triple jump if that is available?
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Rules for kings to take pieces

In traditional draughts, the rules written on our copy of the game say a king can take in any direction even if there are empty spaces between the king and the piece it will take. Is this right? Even ...
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What happens when a piece is kinged in checkers?

In checkers, what is supposed to happen when a piece gets to the other side of the board and becomes a king? Does the move end? Can the piece continue to skip in the same turn it becomes a king? Can ...
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What is the term for a stalemate in Checkers?

What is the term for a stalemate in Checkers? What are the official conditions for a "no winner game"?
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How to counter oddities of Shade-Tree Checkers? (long distance king jumps, etc)

I know someone who played checkers with a guy, and he plays with non-standard rules. People he plays with have their own rules, in this case, he played where the kinged checkers piece can jump ...
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Is it possible to get a stalemate in Checkers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the term for a stalemate in Checkers? I was going to post this in StackOverflow, when I realized it really has nothing to do with programming. If it has a better ...
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Are there names for checkers openings?

I have never heard of one; but I don't know where to look to make sure. This is something I've been wondering for a long time!