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Eric's international draughts & checkers site     


Contents of the site\


Weekly articles (in Dutch)

100 own draughts problems

vBest of coolest draughts problems

Draughts in South Asia

How to beat 11 men?

Man through 3 rows

Zadacha (partly in English)

Results of a contest (in Dutch)

Solving contest: the results (1)

Solving contest: the results (2)

News from CPI, FFJD and KvD

Draughts/checkers world records

Findings of the computer
(In Dutch)


Links (in Dutch)

Rules (in English)



International draughts

International checkers

Le jeu de dames

Das Damespiel


Juego de damas

Jogo de damas

Weg'i dam





Welcome to Eric's international draughts & checkers site!


Press 'Auto' (or >) and check it out!. Isn't it cool? 

Checkers (or draughts) is played in a variety of ways in the world. Best known is 10 x 10 international draughts (on 100 fields), which is played in Europe, the whole former Sowjet-Union, Africa, Brasil and the Caribbean. Wouldn't it be great if everyone learned how to play international draughts, so we can play the same game everywhere in the world. Like chess!

International draughts is especially interesting because there is a big battlefield (100 fields!), a 'long' king and a man has to beat not only forwards, but also backwards. And... majority capture precedes. Combinations can be awesome.

If you want to know the exact rules of international draughts, please follow the link 'Rules (in English)', but don't forget to bookmark this page and please visit again!  

Unfortunately this site is mainly in Dutch, but with the Damweb applet you will be able to see the animations. You only need to press on 'auto' or '>'.

'Weekly articles' are in Dutch. But you can follow the notation and the Damweb animations. 

'100 own draughts problems' contains 80 problems and 20 endgames of mine.

'Best draughts problems' contains a couple of very exciting problems by the most famous draughts problem constructors in the world. Every constructor has his own page.

'How to beat 11 men' is a curiosity: In a position construated from the beginning position (so a 'normal' position') I once construated a combination where in the end one man beats eleven men. It is a real world record!

Also curious is 'a man through 3 rows'. 

I hope you will enjoy my site! If you have comments, please e-mail me.


7th WC draughts compositions

The final results for the International draughts composition contest "Miniatiūra - 2012"

Sixth individual world championship of problems (PWCP-VI): regulations

Fifth personal world championship of problems (PWCP-V): preliminary results
Additional remarks
Final results

Dutchman Johan Bastiaannet wins Israeli endgame competition

International contest 'Miniatures': positions, authors, solutions and the first remarks

Endgame contest 'Israel 2012', solutions and remarks

Fifth personal world championship of problems (PWCP-V): big and giant problems: compositions and solutions

Fifth personal world championship of problems (PWCP-V): big and giant problems

Calendar of the international competitions for draughts composition

New website drs. J.C.R. Bus

International rules for endgame compositions

The first personal world  championship of problemism

International Draughts/Checkers World records

Marvellous draughts compositions of Alexander Rom from the USA and André Miedema from England