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In short -- for tournaments, yes. I never played with forced jumps as a kid, but my father-in-law always plays with forced jumps. So I did a little digging around, and this is what I found: The American Checker Federation seems to be the only sanctioned checkers organization I could find. According to the American Checker Federation, rule #5 says If ...
According to the American Checker Federation (see rule 12), a tie game is called a draw. The conditions for a draw are similar to the 50-move rule in chess. Basically, one player asks the other to prove he can win (or get closer to winning) in the next 40 moves or the game ends in a draw. I imagine this would only really occur in high level play, perhaps ...
From the Wikipedia article on checkers: If a player's piece jumps into the kings row, the current move terminates; having just been crowned, the piece cannot continue on by jumping back out (as in a multiple jump), until the next move.
Yes, here's a link that talks about an example, The Switcher. And here's a great link that will keep you studying forever.
If you do not force capture then it's very possible, trivial even, to have a stalemate. Even without though: From wikipedia: English draughts (American 8×8 checkers) has been the arena for several notable advances in game artificial intelligence. In the 1950s, Arthur Samuel created one of the first board game-playing programs of any kind. More recently, ...
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