The Chess Variant Pages
Custom Search



Enter Your Reply

The Comment You're Replying To
Rodrigo Zanotelli wrote on 2012-10-20 UTC
"Capturing by a draughtsman or a damka is compulsory. However, when there are different alternative captures, the player can choose which capture to make."
In theory, by logic capturing with draughtsman or danka should be forced even if the other pieces are possible to capture.

In draughts pieces have forced capture while in chess they dont:
So you can:
1-Assume this is a rule of draughts and while doing a crossover with chess and so do A or B: 
A- use this rule (all pieces have forced capture) 
B - not use it (and so use the chess rules, no pieces have forced capture).

OR

2-Assume this is a rule of the draughts pieces, and so only the draughts pieces will have this rule.

He assumed 2 (since the draughts pieces have forced captures and the chess ones dont). So, this would means draughts pieces MUST capture if possible, period.

Edit Form

Comment on the page Byelorussian Cheskers page

Quick Markdown Guide

By default, new comments may be entered as Markdown, simple markup syntax designed to be readable and not look like markup. Comments stored as Markdown will be converted to HTML by Parsedown before displaying them. This follows the Github Flavored Markdown Spec with support for Markdown Extra. For a good overview of Markdown in general, check out the Markdown Guide. Here is a quick comparison of some commonly used Markdown with the rendered result:

Top level header: <H1>

Block quote

Second paragraph in block quote

First Paragraph of response. Italics, bold, and bold italics.

Second Paragraph after blank line. Here is some HTML code mixed in with the Markdown, and here is the same <U>HTML code</U> enclosed by backticks.

Secondary Header: <H2>

  • Unordered list item
  • Second unordered list item
  • New unordered list
    • Nested list item

Third Level header <H3>

  1. An ordered list item.
  2. A second ordered list item with the same number.
  3. A third ordered list item.

Alt text for a graphic image

A definition list
A list of terms, each with one or more definitions following it.
An HTML construct using the tags <DL>, <DT> and <DD>.
A term
Its definition after a colon.
A second definition.
A third definition.
Another term following a blank line
The definition of that term.