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Evidence for Unnamed Dutch Draughts Game

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1627
Type Contemporary text
Location Holland 1805
Date 1805-01-01 - 1805-12-31
Rules 10x10 board. Twenty pieces per player, which begin on the four rows closest to the player. The row of pieces on the edge of the board closest to each player begins with the pieces already as Queens. Pieces move diagonally one space forward, or can jump an adjacent piece belonging to the opponent to capture it. Captures are mandatory, and the maximum number of captures possible must be taken. When pieces reach the opposite edge of the board from where they started, they are promoted to Queen. Queens move any number of spaces diagonally, and jump over any number of opponents' pieces over any distance. When a Queen reaches that edge of the board a second time (or, for the first time if one of those which began the game as a Queen), they are further promoted, gaining the power to move and take orthogonally over any distance. The player who captures all of the opponent's pieces wins.
Content "The other game (of which I know not the name,) is with five Queens on the back line 46 to 50 , and 'ten Pawns, against the adversary's similar forces. The rules are the same as in the Polish game, with the addition that all the original Queens who enter the line where the Pawns become Queens, have each another Pawn placed on their heads, and are immediately additionally empowered to move and take like the Chess -rook . And the same privilege is granted to those Queens who become so , from being Pawns, as soon as they, in the course of playing, rest a second time on that line." Twiss 1805: 175.
Confidence 100
Ages Adult
Genders Male
Source Twiss, R. 1805. Miscellanies in Two Volumes. London: Twiss.

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