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Turkish DraughtsTurkish Draughts


Origin

Board and pieces

Men´s moves

Kings moves

Maximum capture compulsory

Taking away the captured pieces

Particularities about the end of the game

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Origin

There are many draughts games, all of them with their own rules. Here are explained only the specific aspects of the this game. You can learn the rules that are common to all the draughts games at the Draughts games common characteristics and rules page.

This variant is quite different from the more widespreaded variants of draughts. It is mainly played in Middle East countries, where it is called Türk damasi and Dama oyunu

Board and pieces

8x8 board, not necessarily checkered. Each player starts with 16 men (white and black) placed on all the squares of the second and third rows. All the squares are used.

Men´s moves

They move one square horizontally or vertically forwards, never backwards.

Kings moves

They move and jump vertically and horizontally any number of squares.

Maximum capture compulsory

If there are two or more different chances to make capture, it is compulsory to make the move that captures the maximum amount of the opponent´s pieces.

Taking away the captured pieces

Unlike most variants of the game, captured pieces are inmediately taken away from the board; as a result, the same square may be crossed more than once in the same move, therefore sometimes giving the option to capture an higher amount of pieces during the move.

Particularities about the end of the game

The game ends in a draw after doing 25 king moves in a row without advancing any man nor doing any capture.

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Related links

Turkish Checkers

Turkish Checkers Game Turk Damasi (Dama oyunu)

Turkish Draughts Dama Club (Yahoo)

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