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Evidence for Main Dam

1 pieces of evidence found.

Id DLP.Evidence.1759
Type Ethnography
Location Malaya
Date 1915-01-01 - 1915-12-31
Rules 8x8 board. Twelve pieces per player. 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, and can capture by jumping over any number of pieces, any distance. The goal is to capture all of the opponent's pieces.
Content "The Western game od draughts has been introduced by the Dutch and bears the Dutch name of main dam. This main dam does not differ in any important detail from its European prototype (The only difference is that the crowned man (dam) can jump any distance along a line whether the intermediate spaces are occupied or not), but it is played on a native uncolored chess-board.
Confidence 100
Source Wilkinson, R. 1915. Malay Literature Part II. Kuala Lumpur: Government Press.

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