WHITE . White to move and win . Problem No . 2 is a
See also:fine example of another class of problems, namely, " strokes." It is formed from the " Paisley " opening, thus: 11-16 22-17 II-16 26-19 9-13 15-10 24-19 9-13 25-21 4-8 25-22 a 2-7 8-II 17-14 6-9 29-25 7-II 28-24 10-17 23-18 13-17 19-15 16-20 21-14 16-23 31-26 12-16 a . This forms the position on the
See also:diagram . The solution is as follows: 27-23 7-14 18-9 14-23 26-3 20-27 9-6 5-14 21-7 27-31 14-9 I-I0 23-18 3-10 3-7 White wins . Jacques and
See also:Campbell . Other Varieties.—The forms of
See also:draughts practised on the
See also:European continent differ in some respects from the
See also:English variety, chiefly in respect of the power assigned to a man after " crowning." The
See also:game of
See also:Polish Draughts is played in France,
See also:Holland, Belgium and Poland, where it has entirely superseded Le Jeu de dames a to francaise . It is played on a
See also:board of too squares with 20 men a side . The men move and capture as in English draughts, except that in capturing they move either forward or backward . A crowned man becomes a
See also:queen, and can move any number of squares along the diagonal . In her capture she takes any unguarded man or queen in any diagonal she commands, leaping over the captured man or queen and remaining on any unoccupied square she chooses of the same diagonal, beyond the piece taken .
But if there is another unguarded man she isbound to choose the diagonal on which it can be taken . For example (using an English
See also:draught-board) place a queen on square 29 and adverse men at squares 22, 16, 24, 14 . The queen is bound to move from 29 to II, 2o, 27, and having made the captures to remain at 9 or 5, whichever she prefers . The capturing queen or man must take all the adverse pieces that are en prise, or 24-6 2-9 17-I0 8-11
See also:Drawn . R .
See also:Jordan . a . 11-15, 24-20 forms the "
See also:Ayrshire Lassie " opening, so named by Wyllie . It is generally held to admit of unusual
See also:scope for the 14-21, c 8-II 27-18 15-18 16-7 15-22 14-19 2-1I 25-18 6-15 22-18 10-15 17-14 14-23 18-14 II-16 550 that become so by the uncovering of any square from which a piece has been removed during the capture, e.g. white queen at square 7, black at squares to, 18, 19, 22 and 27, the queen captures at to, 22, 27 and 19, and the piece at 22 being now removed, she must go to 15, take the man at 18, and stay at 22, 25 or 29 . In consequence of the intricacy of some of these moves, it is customary to remove every captured piece as it is taken . If a man arrives at a crowning square when taking, and he can still continue to take, he must do so, and not stay on the crowning square as at draughts . Passing a crowning square in taking does not entitle him to be made a queen .
In capturing, the player must choose the direction by which he can take the greatest number of men or queens, or he may be huffed . Numerical power is the criterion, e.g. three men must be taken in preference to two queens . If thenumbers are equal and one force comprises more queens than the other, the player may take which-ever lot he chooses . This
See also:form of draughts, played on a board of 144 squares with 30 men a side, is extensively practised by
See also:British soldiers in India . The German Damenspiel is Polish draughts played on a board of the same
See also:size and with the same number of men as in the English game . It is sometimes called Minor Polish draughts, and is practised in Germany and Russia . The
See also:Italian game differs from the English in two important particulars—a man may not take a
See also:king, and when a player has the option of capturing pieces in more than one way he must take in the manner which captures most pieces . There is a difference too in the placing of the board, the black square in the corner of the board being at the player's right
See also:hand, but until a king is obtained the differences from the English
See also:system are unimportant in practice . In
See also:Spanish draughts the board is set as for the Italian game . The men move as in English draughts, but, in capturing, the largest possible number of pieces must be taken, and the king has the same
See also:powers as in the Polish game . The game does not differ essentially from the English game until a king is obtained, and many
See also:games from Spanish
See also:works will be found incorporated in English books . Some-times the game is played with it men and a king, or to men and .
See also:kings a side, instead of the regulation 12 men .
See also:Turkish draughts differs widely from all other
See also:modern varieties of the game . It is played on a board of 64 squares, all of which are used in
See also:play . Each player has 16 pieces, which are not placed on the two back rows of squares, as in
See also:chess, but on the second and third back rows . The pieces do not move diagonally as in other forms of the game, but straight forward or to the right or
See also:left horizontally . The king has the same command of a
See also:horizontal or vertical
See also:row of squares that the queen in Polish draughts has over a diagonal . Capturing is compulsory, and the greatest possible number of pieces must be taken, captured pieces being removed one at a.
See also:time as taken . AutHORTTIEs.—Falkener's Games
See also:Ancient and
See also:Oriental; Lees'
See also:Guide to the Game of Draughts;
See also:Drummond's Scottish Draught Players (Kear's reprint) ;
See also:Gould's Memorable Matches and
See also:Book of Problems, &c . The Draughts
See also:World is the
See also:magazine devoted to the game . In
See also:Dunne's Draught Players' Guide and
See also:Companion a section is devoted to the non-English varieties . (J . M .
M . D.; R .
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