Contents

- 1 How do you play math checkers?
- 2 How do you win checkers in 2 moves?
- 3 How many checkers do you need for a checkerboard?
- 4 Is Checkers easier than chess?
- 5 Can you double jump in checkers?
- 6 Can you jump yourself in checkers?
- 7 What is the secret to winning checkers?
- 8 What are the official rules of checkers?
- 9 Is it better to go first or second in Checkers?
- 10 What’s the best first move in checkers?
- 11 Can you eat backwards in Checkers?

## How do you play math checkers?

You play checkers as usual, by moving the checkers one space forward along the squares with the numbers on them in a diagonal direction. If your opponent’s piece is on a space in front of you, you can jump over their piece and remove it from the board.

## How do you win checkers in 2 moves?

Try a “Trapping Pairs” strategy. Following that same diagonal, there should be an empty space, then one of your opponent’s checkers (piece A), then another opponent checker (piece B) one row behind. Move piece 2 toward your opponent’s pieces, so that it is in danger of being captured.

## How many checkers do you need for a checkerboard?

Each player begins with 12 pieces placed on the game board as shown. The board consists of 64 squares, alternating between 32 black and 32 red squares. Position it so that each player has a red square on the closest right side corner.

## Is Checkers easier than chess?

Neither is harder. They are both-difficult-elegant games. There are more possible positions in Chess than in Checkers.

## Can you double jump in checkers?

A checkers double jump is possible if, after making a single jump that results in a capture, the very same checkers piece is in a position to make yet another capture. This subsequent move can either be along the same diagonal direction or it may move off into another direction.

## Can you jump yourself in checkers?

In international checkers, you can never jump over your own pieces. A checker can jump on a forward or backward diagonal. The opponent’s piece must be on an adjacent diagonal square, and your checker must land in the empty square just beyond the opponent’s piece.

## What is the secret to winning checkers?

Basic Strategies for Winning at Checkers

- Control the Center.
- Checkers Is Not a Game That Can Be Won by Playing Defensively.
- Your Goal Should Be Getting a Checker to the End of the Board.
- Advance en Masse.
- Be Willing to Sacrifice a Checker If Necessary.
- Use Forced Moves to Your Advantage.
- Leave Your Home Row Checkers Until You Need Them.

## What are the official rules of checkers?

The opponent with the darker pieces moves first. Pieces may only move one diagonal space forward (towards their opponents pieces) in the beginning of the game. Pieces must stay on the dark squares. To capture an opposing piece, “jump” over it by moving two diagonal spaces in the direction of the the opposing piece.

## Is it better to go first or second in Checkers?

In chess, time (the initiative) is very important, being the first player to move is an advantage. This is true, to a lesser extent, in checkers. Moving first is an advantage. But as the game goes on, most possible moves are weak.

## What’s the best first move in checkers?

Here is the board as it is set up at the beginning of every game of Checkers. This first move, called “Old Faithful”, is the most popular starting move in Checkers, as it is considered to be the best one, when players are free to choose their own moves from the beginning. And this is the most popular reply.

## Can you eat backwards in Checkers?

A lot of variations allow capturing backwards with regular pieces (called men). The English variation is probably the most common that doesn’t allow backwards capturing. By the international rules, capturing backwards is allowed (and mandatory if it results in the largest capture group).