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Evidence for Dama (Italy)

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Id DLP.Evidence.1625
Type Rules text
Location 44°29'40.44"N, 11°20'33.18"E
Date 1570-01-01 - 1590-12-31
Rules 8x8 Draughts board. Twelve pieces per player, arranged on the three rows closest to the players. Players alternate turns moving a piece forward diagonally to an adjacent empty space. Pieces capture an opponent's piece by hopping over it to an empty space on the opposite side of it, in a forward direction only. Captures are mandatory, and the maximum number of captures is required. Kings are made when a piece reaches the opposite edge of the board from where it started. Kings may move one space diagonally in either direction, and capture rules are the same as for pieces, except when different capturing routes are available with the same number of captures, the one which takes the most kings must be taken. In addition, if a sequence of captures can be made by a king or a regular piece, it must be made with the king. Kings cannot be captured by regular pieces. When a piece does not capture the maximum number of captures and the opponent catches it, the opponent captures the opponent's piece. The first player to capture all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "the rules of Italian draughts were first described between 1570 and 1590 by the Italian biologist and physician Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522-1605), professor at Bologna (ms. Bologna, A21).
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite
Genders Male
Source van der Stoep, A. 1984. A History of Draughts: with a Diachronic Study of Words for Draughts, Chess, Backgammon, and Morris. trans. by Monique de Meijer. The Hague: CIP-Gegevens Koninklijke Bibliotheek.

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