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Evidence for Shashki

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Id DLP.Evidence.1615
Type Rules text
Location 59°55'53.63"N, 30°19'46.62"E
Date 1827-01-01 - 1827-12-31
Rules Played on an 8x8 board with each player having twelve pieces. Pieces move diagonally one space forward, and can capture opponent's pieces by jumping them if they are adjacent. Capturing must happen if it is possible. Once pieces reach the opposite side of the board from their starting position, they become kings and can move diagonally either forwards or backwards. A piece may become a king in the midst of a sequence of captures, and then capture as a king in the same turn. Kings may capture over any distance, leaping over all opponent's pieces in a line. The goal is to capture all of the opponent's pieces.
Content "Russian draughts was first describred in 1827 (A.D> Petrov's draughts manual Roekowodstwo k osnowateljnomoe poznanioe sjasjetjnoj igry)" van der Stoep 1984: 154; "This is the rule in the first Russian work on draughts, Petroff's Rukovodsko ,1827, p.4." Murray 1951: 79.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Social status Elite
Genders Male
Source Murray, H.J.R. 1951. A History of Board-Games Other Than Chess. Oxford: Clarendon Press., 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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