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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 1999-06-10
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Inventor: N. N. Grushevsky. Byelorussian Cheskers. Crossover between chess and Russian draughts. (8x8, Cells: 64) [All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
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.

Uwe Wiedemann wrote on 2004-07-09 UTC
This game is also usually called Byelorussian Chess. But in some descriptions the black king is changed with the black queen. Can somebody tell me how it is played in the tournaments in Byelorussia and Russia?<p> By the way: with Byelorussian chess, Byleorussian checkers and Shabel there is also a crossover between chess and checkers which is called Esthonian Chess and seems to be played in tournaments. I like to code it as ZRF file. But my russian is to bad. In this game there is a fairy chess piece called dragon. Can somebody tell me how and where the dragon promotes to a queen and backwards and whether the promotion is an own move or only a part of that.<p> There is for an example a description of Esthonian Chess at <a href='http://www.bezlikii.narod.ru/Shashki/drugie.htm'>http://www.bezlikii.narod.ru/Shashki/drugie.htm</a><p> Uwe

Serguei wrote on 2003-10-28 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Very good variant - does not require special board and special pieces. I played beside 20 once in belorussian cheskers and must note that checkers on the first line much it is difficult to carry in play. Can be on the first line immediately to put the Damkas? Tireless P. A. Shkludov created another cheskers variants – byelorussian checkers and chebyel (shabel)- http://www.gambler.ru/plus/tavlei/other/other_6.htm

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