AlfaCheckers - PeatSoft

Italian Checkers

Object: Capture all your opponent's pieces (`Checkers` or `Kings`) by jumping over them, or
stalemate the opponent so he has no moves. All pieces move on diagonals, either by
sliding to an adjacent empty square or by jumping over an enemy piece to a
vacant square on the other side. Jumping over a piece captures it. Capturing is
mandatory and you must keep jumping and capturing as long as it is possible. Checkers
move only a single square forward until the back row, where they promote to Kings. Kings
may move forwards or backwards.

ITALIAN CHECKERS
Same as Checkers except for rules 5 and 5a.
1. Can Checkers capture backward? No.
2. Does a Checker continue jumping after reaching last rank? No.
3. Can Kings move move any number of squares? No.
4. Are captured pieces left on the board until after the move? No.
5. Must you choose the move capturing the most pieces? Yes.
5a. …and if even, make the capture that captures the most Kings? Yes.

Additional rules:
A Checker can't capture a King. If a Checker and a King both can capture, you must
capture with the King.

Think ahead and try not to leave your opponent with multiple jumps.

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