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"Draughts" is a family of closely related games, so you need to be more specific about exactly which game you mean. English draughts is exactly the same game as (American) checkers, the one played on an 8x8 board - and as someone brought up in the UK, I can confirm that is what people in the UK mean by "draughts". International draughts (also called Polish ...


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From AI point of view, or at least from a Search-intensive approach, Othello is harder. Checkers has been weakly solved at 2007. Othello has not been solved yet. From the paper Checkers Is Solved: Search-intensive approaches to AI will play an increasingly important role in the evolution of the field. With checkers done, the obvious question is whether ...


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As far as I know: Draughts: Board is 10x10 Normal pieces can jump backwards to take a piece Kings can move several squares in each direction Checkers: Board is 8x8 Normal pieces can not jump backwards to take a piece Kings can move 1 square in each direction. They can jump backwards to take a piece.


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I found a Windows program on https://dammen.startpagina.nl/ (checkers is called 'dammen'in Dutch). On this page I installed the program "dam 2.2". This is amazing. I can customize the setup (positions of the pieces on the board) and save the game. Then I can choose for two players, one player against the computer, or only the computer. This last ...


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Here are some examples of strategy. There are 8 different formations in checkers, including the dyke formation (a long line of pieces directed towards the opponent's double-corner) and the triangle formation which is primarily defensive. The time factor has 20 facets. Here are just 2. First, the role of the opposition in the endgame, which is primarily used ...


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